There will be a wake for Jack Brownlow at Canlis Restaurant on Monday, November 19th, at 1:00pm.

Canlis Restaurant
2576 Aurora Ave N. Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-3313

Jack Brownlow made a mark as jazz pianist
By Linda Shaw, Seattle Times staff reporter

Jack Brownlow learned to play the piano by ear at age 12. By his late teens, he was an accomplished professional. Although he never sought a national stage, he made a stir here as a musician’s musician, a quiet pianist known best for his harmonic sophistication and his encyclopedic knowledge of songs.

When he first heard Mr. Brownlow play, Paul Desmond, the alto saxophonist and lead soloist in the Dave Brubeck Quartet, reportedly remarked: “If I played piano, that’s how I’d want to play it.”

Mr. Brownlow died Saturday (Oct. 27) of kidney failure. He was 84.

{read the entire Obituary at The Seattle Times}

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