Deceased members

May 2023

Volume 123, No. 5May, 2023

Each month, we honor our members who have recently passed. Previous issues of Allegro can be found at

To report the death of a member, send an e-mail to


Percy Austin Brice Jr., drums
Gene F. Cipriano, saxophone
William F. Dexter, trumpet
Walter DePietro, piano
Joseph Gallo, violin
Ahmad Jamal, piano
Leslie P. Shaffer, trombone
Edward J. Szabo, cello
Blair Tindall, oboe
James William Vukovich, vocalist
Ted Weingart, piano

If you have personal memories of any of these musicians that you’d like to share, please send an e-mail to