[JPL] Great Canadian jazz broadcaster dies
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Thu Jul 9 13:09:08 EDT 2009
Wow! This is sad news, my condolences to his family and fans.
Date: Thursday, July 09, 2009 11:19:42 am
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
From: "Dr. Jazz" <drjazz at drjazz.com>
Subject: [JPL] Great Canadian jazz broadcaster dies
MONTREAL - Noted jazz broadcaster Len Dobbin died early Thursday morning
at the Royal Victoria Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 74.
Dobbin became ill last night sitting at his favourite seat at the bar of
Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill, waiting for the evening show to begin, and an
ambulance was called.
He was surrounded at the intensive care unit by his three daughters,
broadcaster/actor Dorothée Berryman, and singer Monique Fauteux, who
were among his closest friends over the past years.
Dobbin referred to himself modestly as a friend of jazz, but he was
instrumental in promoting the music as he befriended the players and
chronicled major events in the jazz world as a broadcaster and journalist.
His two-hour Dobbin's Den program on CKUT radio Sunday at 11 a.m. was
must-listening for fans of the the music he loved ? bop and hard bop of
the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. He also wrote CD reviews for the
Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.
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