Friday, February 13, 2009

Jeanie Bryson Show in Trenton 2/14 Canceled

NEW JERSEY - The New Jersey Jazz Society announced that the Jeanie Bryson show scheduled for Saturday, February 14th, 2009 at the The Hopewell Bistro's Starlight Room in Trenton, NJ has been canceled.

The cancellation comes with the sad news that guitarist Coleman Mellet and saxophonist Gerry Niewood were aboard the commuter Flight 3407 that crashed late Thursday about 6 miles from a Buffalo, New York. The plane crashed into a home in suburban Buffalo, tragically killing all 49 people aboard and one person on the ground.

Coleman Mellet, An accomplished jazz guitarist, and Gerry Niewood, a childhood friend of trumpeter Chuck Mangione, were flying to Buffalo for a performance with Mangione's band and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jeanie Bryson is the daughter of songwriter Connie Bryson and the legendary jazz great Dizzy Gillespie, and Mellet's wife.

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