Sunday, March 4, 2012

Louis "Lou" Colombo, Jazz Trumpter, Dies in Florida Car Accident

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Sorrowful news for the community...condolences to all...
More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

A tribute jazz party will be held Monday, March 5, 2012 at 7pm at: If you find out before we do, just let us know and we will post for you.

3/6/12 Obituary published in Cape Cod Online:

In lou of flowers, the family requests that you make a contribution to the Lou Colombo Music Gift Account at the Dennis/Yarmouth Regional High School, 210 Station Avenue, So. Yarmouth, MA 02664. There will be a memorial service to be announced at a later date.

Lou Colombo Bio Info:

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The news of Lou Columbo's tragic accident spread through the South Florida music scene the other day. Although Lou only played here during the "season" he was a well listened to trumpeteer. He played with his best pal Gilly DeBenadetto(sax) every Monday night at Pa' Degenarros in Fort Lauderdale Beach for many years. This Monday a host of musicians and fans paid tribute to his memory. Looking around the room I saw faces I recognized from other music venues. Lots of well known JAZZ players were there as well.
 Sitting in with the band were Dolph Castellano, Rick Harris, Linc Lackey and Mari Bell amongst others. A good number of local cabaret singers performed as well. I'm sorry that I didn't get their names. It was a celebration of a fine musicians life and a fitting memorial. Rick Harris was playing bass when we arrived. During the break, a friend of mine asked him to play trumpet for the audience. Rick walked over picked up his cornet and returned to us, silently lifted the horn to his lips and blew a beautiful rendition of Hoagy Carmichaels "Stardust", without any accompaniment. It blew the listeners away. During the next set a gentleman friend of Lou's sang "Smile" in tribute. We hope and pray that Lou is now safe in His hands, standing alongside Gabriel, Dizzy and Harry James.  


Pa’ DeGernnaro’s
4331 N Ocean Drive
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea FL 33308


  1. Lou Columbo was a truly warm giving musician who mentored many players in the industry and befriended thousands in his career. He will be missed by many musicians and fans.He embodied the soul and passion of music in his performance and in his life. He now joins the great jazz band in the sky which we all will get to hear someday ,when we leave this earth as we know it and move on to another life which offers music and love and light. RIP Lou from a woman who grew up with you on Cape Cod and learned the true meaning of what music gives to people.

    1. Monday nights, at the Road House, never cared how busy he was I always got a hug, and a conversation. Warm, big hearted horn tragic what a loss.
      he's playing, with Diz, again~