[JPL] Joe Ciavardone, Rest In Peace

Paul Combs pcomb at comcast.net
Mon Mar 26 20:10:06 EDT 2012

Trombonist Joe Ciavardone passed away probably yesterday. He was a 
veteran of several big bands including those of Ralph Martirie, Charlie 
Barnet. Herb Pomeroy, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton. He was with Pomeroy 
for the Irene Kral "The Band And I" date for Capitol. He was Charlie 
Mariano's room-mate when with Kenton, and was in that band during the 
tour with Dizzy and Bird. Joe and I were starting to work on his memoire 
and I hope to be able to salvage some of his eye-witness accounts of 
jazz history. For now I am just sad to have lost a fine friend. Joe was 
in his early eighties and is survived by his children and his sister. 
More details as I have them.

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