[JPL] Peter J. Levinson passes

Ed Trefzger ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com
Wed Oct 22 15:26:29 EDT 2008


Very sad news:

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Peter J. Levinson
Date: 	Wed, 22 Oct 2008 12:04:24 -0700
From: 	Levinson Communications <LevinsonComm at aol.com>
To: 	<LevinsonComm at aol.com>



Dear friends:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of veteran music 
public relations executive Peter J. Levinson, considered by many in the 
music business to be the preeminent authority on jazz and affiliated 
music. In recent years he had also become one of the industry's most 
prominent biographers of major figures in the musical field. Peter 
succumbed early October 21 of head injuries due to a fall in his Malibu 
home. He was 74 years old.  For nearly two years he suffered from ALS 
(Lou Gehrig's disease) which had eventually robbed him of his ability to 
speak. Despite that, with the help of a talking computer, he worked 
tirelessly for the industry until the day he died.

Funeral services will be private, with a musical memorial and 
celebration of his life to be set later this year. In lieu of flowers, 
the family asks that gifts be directed to the University of Virginia. 
Checks should be made payable to the University of Virginia and sent to 
Cecelia Baber, Director of Gift Accounting, Office of Development and 
Public Affairs, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400807, 
Charlottesville, VA 22901-4807.

Please note on the check that the gift is in memory of Peter Levinson.

Gifts may be made on-line at 
www.virginia.edu/supportuva/giveCC_step1.php 
<http://www.virginia.edu/supportuva/giveCC_step1.php>.



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