Jimmy Heath

  • Died: January 19, 2020
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Jimmy Heath

Legendary jazz saxophonist played with John Coltrane and Miles Davis

Jimmy Heath was a legendary jazz saxophonist who played with jazz giants John Coltrane and Miles Davis. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

The six photos I will post here and above an incredible testament to the far-reaching nature of Jimmy Heath's work.

Three are with Douglas Turner, my lifelong buddy and a professor, DJ and producer at WJAB/Alabama A&M University in 2007. Back in the day we would blast Jimmy's tunes into the high school quad.

The other three are with trumpeter Darren English, a friend I met just recently in Cape Town.

So many lives touched!

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

More photos of Jimmy's legacy.

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

More photos of Jimmy's legacy.

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

More photos of Jimmy's legacy.

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

More photos of Jimmy's legacy.

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

More photos of Jimmy's legacy.

Posted by Dorothy Garcia - Altadena, CA   March 09, 2020

Sending condolences and lots of love

Posted by Carmen Allen - East Windsor, NJ - friend   February 14, 2020

My Sincere condolences to Tootie. Bev, Shelly, and everyone Mr. Jimmy called family. Peace...

Posted by Pamela Lewis - Lewis Center - acquaintance   February 14, 2020

Played with the Jazz Giants of the world! The Heath brothers were all kingpins of Jazz! Gone but never ever forgotten! Long live the music Jimmy Heath recorded !

Posted by A friend   February 14, 2020

The music in Heaven just got better!

Posted by Shelly Flood - Los Angeles, CA - family   February 14, 2020

Uncle Jimmy ,I'm truly blessed to have had you as my Great Uncle. Your footprint here on earth was pronominal! I love you and will always have the 'thumbs -up' you gave me on that Saturday before crossing over. Rest in peace.

Posted by Monica DeBrest - Las Vegas, NV - family   February 14, 2020

May the love and the special memory you shared with Mr. Jimmy Heath show how your lives was touched by him through his wonderful talent as a jazz artist. How reassuring it is to know that the God of all comfort can give those who are grieving the power to endure!

Posted by GM - DE   February 14, 2020

Jimmy gave me many hours of listening pleasure. As I spent many hours seeing him live, I got to know him and Mona, two wonderful people. While Jimmy was a legend, he was only interested in the music and teaching the next generation of musicians.

Posted by Stephen Schwartz - Westport, CT - acquaintance   February 09, 2020

My eyes and ears were so blessed by the gifts of the prolific Heath Brothers.
(May their melodies ring on!)

Posted by T. Miller - Poughkeepsie, NY   February 03, 2020

He was a giant.

Posted by doc Marshall - Sudbury, MA   January 29, 2020

Posted by Doc Marshall - Sudbury, MA   January 29, 2020

Candle

Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   January 27, 2020

Your accomplishments as a musician are well respected. May your family be at peace and comforted during this time.

Posted by Kala    January 27, 2020

Posted by David Wills    January 26, 2020

May Brother Heath rest in eternal peace. His sounds will reverberate through time

Posted by Robert MOULTRIE - Philadelphia, PA - acquaintance   January 26, 2020

Candle

Posted by Alishia - SC   January 26, 2020

Mr. Heath, we are forever grateful for your love and appreciation of everyone in the arts. We will never forget how you "braved" the pouring rain to participate on our panel discussion back 2004 (Arts and Jazzfest NYC(tm)). You were determined to get there and you did. Thank You! Your music and contributions will forever be in our hearts! RIP ANGEL!

Posted by Gwendolyn Black - New York, NY - friend   January 26, 2020

Claim your place among the Ancestors of music mastery. You were one of my first influences in jazz from when I was a toddler. Thank you for sharing your gifts, talent and love with us. Rest well. ❤

Posted by Pamela Hamilton - New York City, NY   January 25, 2020

My deepest condolences to your family. May your hearts be filled with the memories of your loved one.

Posted by A friend    January 24, 2020

Wonderful human being, wonderful musician
and a wonderful friend - you will be extremely missed.
Ole Hall, Denmark

Posted by A friend   January 23, 2020

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jimmy Heath .

Posted by A friend   January 23, 2020

Mr. Heath was a very talented man accompanied by a positive and mild spirit. May his loved ones remember him with much love and admiration for all his accomplishments both as a man and as a musician, and may they allow the God of all comfort and tender mercy to see them through their grief.

Posted by Carter    January 23, 2020

Thank you Jimmy for your beautiful music and your gift to make the world a funnier place. You will truly be missed. Deepest condolences to Mona, Tootie and Heath Family.

Posted by Tony White - Los Angeles, CA - student   January 22, 2020

Jimmy was the best. A jazz legend. May he rest in peace

Posted by Larry Hirsch - Westerly, RI - friend   January 22, 2020

This brother stood very tall when played, he will certainly be missed.

Posted by Claude Clopton - LITHONIA, GA   January 22, 2020

Jimmy was an incredible player. I am so grateful to him for all the wonderful solos he played on so many great albums. A true inspiration. RIP Jimmy. Great job!

Posted by Jack Eldridge - Munroe Falls, OH   January 22, 2020

May God be with the Heath family in their time of sorrow, praying for you.

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2020

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Heath Family, thank you for his contribution to the Jazz industry. May Almighty God in the Heavens comfort your hearts with tender loving kindness and His strong arm of support as you cope with the loss in your lives and to the Jazz community. Jimmy will be remembered and missed.

Posted by BRY - CA   January 22, 2020

I listened to Jimmy teaching and playing in the Tucson area with the Tucson Jazz Institute. His positive attitude and gift and love for music was evident. I will never forget his presence.

Posted by Dan Russell - Prescott, AZ   January 22, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   January 22, 2020

My condolences to the family.

Posted by A friend   January 21, 2020

Greatest condolences to the Heath family for your loss. Giving thanks for this giant of jazz and the stellar contributions of the Heath family.
With love and respect,
Jiwe Damu Dillard

Posted by Pierre Dillard ( Son of trumpeter Bill Dillard ) - New York, NY   January 21, 2020

Our sincere condolences to the Heath Family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

I send my condelence to the family of Jimmy Heath. Revealtion 21 3 and 4 God will wipe the eyes of your tears. May the family find comfort from God Mercy.

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

Such a talented person , may the Heath family be comforted in knowing that those who passed in death God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes

Posted by Kay    January 20, 2020

Thank you for the great music you brought us. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020

I am so sorry about the loss of Jimmy. We definitely lost a legend! The Heath family has my deepest condolences. As the days, weeks and months pass during this difficult time, may you continue to be surrounded and comforted with the love and support that is needed, by fond memories, and by knowing that Jimmy is safe in the memory of Almighty God.

Posted by Jenee    January 20, 2020

One of the greats, RIP.

Posted by Greg Peters - chicago, IL   January 20, 2020

Jimmy, there is no doubts that Jaz music was his life.he will not be forgotten. I am sorry for your loss.,.matt. 5:3

Posted by A friend   January 20, 2020


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Jimmy Heath