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?uesto 04-06-2012 04:37 PM

Sonny Igoe Passes at 88


Noted jazz drummer, educator, and MD Advisory Board member Sonny Igoe has passed away, at age eighty-eight.

Igoe was born in New Jersey and began playing drums at an early age. When he was sixteen he won the Gene Krupa drum contest in its first East Coast incarnation. Sonny went on to play with Benny Goodman, Woody Herman, and Charlie Ventura, among other artists. As he turned his attention to teaching, he kept recording and performing, and in the 1980s he led a big band along with saxophonist Dick Meldonian. His son Tommy Igoe is himself a celebrated jazz drummer and educator.

Modern Drummer, which has had a long association with Sonny, sends condolences to his family and friends. Watch for more coverage of Sonny Igoe’s life and career to come.
Very sad. On the bright side, he has a son helping continuing his legacy and playing music and educating the youth.

Ian Williams 04-08-2012 02:15 AM

Re: Sonny Igoe Passes at 88
Rest In Peace Mr. Igoe. Not too many reach that age at the present.

Butch Axsmith 04-18-2012 03:33 AM

Re: Sonny Igoe Passes at 88
Tommy my condolences / I WOUD go and see your dad at Nicks in NY.
he was with Billy Maxded and was very nice to me / one of the altime
great drummers //// and so are you////
drummer Butch Axsmith

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