Sagewriters’ Music Director is in Spirit
Byard Lancaster, a Warrior with a Horn
August 6, 1942 – August 23, 2012
Sagewriters is sad at the passing of our dedicated Music Director and Jazz legend, Byard Lancaster.
Byard’s dedication to our work, his commitment to encouraging young musicians and writers – especially those “at risk” – and his ability to connect people around the world, leaves a hole that can never be filled.
A talent recognized globally, Byard entertained from Philly to Chicago to Jamaica to Paris, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Guinea Montreal, and anywhere that jazz was performed. Continue reading