Mark passed away February 22, 2013.  A Navy veteran, Mark played sax and clarinet since the age of 14 and performed with Frankie Valli and Natalie Cole.  He was passionate about jazz and was a lover of books, ideas and sharing his wealth of knowledge.

Jim Sherrick passed away February 20.  Jim joined the Blue Wisp Big Band soon after its formation in January of 1980.  He played second alto ever since.  He will be missed greatly.

Honorary member Robert Gausman passed away on February 12, 2013. He played at the Windjammer on Chester Road with another of our deceased members, pianist Bob Taylor,  for a long time.  They were a popular club duo for many years.  Bob Garry is how he was known, and he sang and played guitar, bass,  banjo, & […]

Pierson Peter Dejager passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  One of his many friends, Hank Mautner of Newport, Kentucky wrote this remembrance: “Pierson was a superb musician and an absolutely wonderful human being. In all the years we worked together, I never saw him without a smile, I never heard him complain, and I […]

Jack H. Wellbaum (1922-2011) Devoted husband of Linda (nee Iacobucci) Wellbaum for 65 years. Beloved father of Lisa (Stephen) Geber, Ray (Karen) Wellbaum and Laura Kalaitzoglou. Loving grandfather of Stephanie and Lauren Geber, Leah and Emma Wellbaum, Alex and Erik Kalaitzoglou. Passed away Tuesday December 27, 2011. Age 89 years.

Borivoje “Bora” Angelich (born 1933 Belgrade, Yugoslavia, died May 17, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) Mr. Angelich played violin with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1965. He was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia and graduated with a master’s degree from the Academy of Music. He was concertmaster of the Belgrade Symphony Orchestra and assistant concertmaster of […]

Andrew L. Wolf (born April 4, 1916, died June 21, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH) Andy Wolf, husband of Emily Hodges, bassist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 39 years, founder/owner of the Bass Viol Shop, Bacchus Restaurant, Azzi & Wolf Fine Violins. Father of Andrea Louise Wolf, Seattle, WA and Jan Wolf.