[JPL] Great Canadian jazz broadcaster dies

maxx myrick myrickjazz at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 9 13:09:08 EDT 2009

Wow! This is sad news, my condolences to his family and fans.
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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 
Montreal Mirror.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.

© Copyri

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