Saturday, February 14, 2009

Buffalo Plane Crash: Two Jazz Musicians On Board

Two victims of Flight 3407 were members of Jazz musician Chuck Mangione's band. a local jazz expert says their deaths are a significant loss to the music world.

Two members of Chuck Mangione's band were en route to play a gig with Mangione in Buffalo when they perished in last night's crash of Continental Flight 3407. Saxaphonost Gerry Niewood and guitarist Coleman Mallett were from Rochester. Leo Rayhill, a local Jazz DJ, says, "They formed great jazz in Upstate New York. They were a nucleus."


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