Death of Marcus Belgrave

June 12, 1936 - May 24, 2015
Ann Arbor, Michigan | Age 78

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter dies at 78
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By JEFF KAROUB, The Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.

Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan.

Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death...

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