Jazz Philadelphia

Category: Legend

Hometown Hero: Wallace Roney

By Suzanne Cloud Trumpeter Wallace Roney died from complications of the COVID-19 virus on March 31, 2020 at the age of 59. But his life in Philadelphia and beyond will always make him a Hometown Hero. Born on May 25,…

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Hometown Hero: McCoy Tyner

By Suzanne Cloud Alfred McCoy Tyner was born in Philadelphia in 1938 to parents who had come to Philly from North Carolina for a better life. His father sang in the church choir and his mother had a beauty shop…

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