via Jim Wilke:

I just received word that Art Foxall died last night. He was a much-loved member of this jazz community and beyond. He had been in a hospice and I understand died of renal failure. He played and appeared with Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge, Little Richard, Ivory Joe Hunter. His band included Jaki Byard, Joe Gordon, H.B. Barnum, Alan Dawson, Gigi Gryce, Sam Rivers and many more. He played in Europe frequently and headlined the Heineken Jazz Festival in Holland for three years.

There was recently a very loving tribute at the hospice from his musician friends . You can see a slideshow at

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