The 17th Annual Francis Davis Jazz Poll:

Jazz Notables We Lost in 2022

As we've done for many years, here is a brief and select list of notable jazz musicians and others who contributed to our enjoyment and understanding of jazz who passed in 2022. The notes are cryptic at best, intended to help identify but far short of even a brief synopsis and appreciation each of these individuals deserves.

A few more important figures in music who passed in 2022:

Some sources for longer lists: Best Classic Bands; Billboard; We Heart Music. New York Times; Wikipedia; New York City Jazz Record (compiled by Andrei Henkin, who also created Jazz Passings; and especially Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes (also his pieces at All About Jazz and JJA News).