[JPL] Illinois Jacquet

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Mon Aug 2 09:34:23 EDT 2004

A friend of mine sent me some email and she mentioned she went to Illinois  
Jacquet's funeral. She attended Howard with his daughter, Pamela Jacquet  
Davis who is now a doctor based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

My friend mentioned that one of WGBH's announcers, Ron Della Chiesa, spoke  
at the service. There is a recording by Jacquet called Jacquet's Got It  
that came out years ago on Atlantic. There is a tune on that recording  
called Running With Ron. Della Chiesa use to jog to work everyday and  
Jacquet wrote that one for him.

Here's a quote from the email I got from my friend.

Some of the other people who spoke or preformed were: Phil Schaap, Quintet  
made up of: Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Earl May, Eddie Locke.  
Other speakers were: Bob Porter, Hank Jones, Pamela Jacquet Davis, M.D.,  
taped message and song by Renee Fleming and they showed excerpts from the  
film : "The Texas Tenor-The Story of Illinois Jacquet" He is buried at  
Woodlawn cemetary in the Bronx near Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Lionel  
Hampton. He is truly on "The Sunny Side of the Street."

Eric Jackson
WGBH 89.7 Boston
Mon - Thurs 7 PM - Mid

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