To the editor,
I am currently writing a memoir and I would appreciate the help of anyone who knew Nat Pavone (trumpet), Raymond Maldonado (trumpet), Mike Lawrence (trumpet), Michael Rod (woodwinds) and Harry Shields (trombone). I need to know the dates and the causes of their deaths, as well as any anecdotes that might be of interest to others. I can be reached at (212) 246-4935 or email@example.com.
Thank you in advance!