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Clark- I want to thank you for all the years I have listened to your beuutifal playing which I have enjoyed, studied and learned so much from! Your gift has been so well shared with millions over the years. Thank you for the inspiration you’ve given and the high standards you set for your performance. As a child growing up learning from listening to the greats of jazz, blues and the classics, I was a student of your playing even without meeting you. I am certain you have touched far more ears and lives than you’ll ever know. May God continue to bless you and your family!! David Longoria

Fernando Porto
10/12/2015 @ 9:55 pm

Best musician ever . Great leadership lessons . Looking foward to read the book .
Helped so many and will be with us forever through all those who were close and learned from him .
Greetings from Brazil !

The Carondelet Community Betterment Federation is proud to announce that the next mural to be installed along S. Broadway will honor favorite son Clark Terry. For details on progress and information on the dedication ceremony scheduled for sometime in November please follow @CarondeletLivin on twitter.

I was so moved with the passion Clark Terry brought to all of us through his music, and love and support for fellow musicians.
The impact he has made will live in our hearts forever.
God Bless You CT.

A great musician but, first of all, a great human being. Music lover but, before that, a lover of life and people

Samantha Cattell
05/24/2015 @ 10:17 pm

Just want to say that I recently watched Keep on Keepin On and was so moved by Mr. Clark Terry’s capacity for joy and love, nurturing and desire to share his talent with others. So sad to hear of his passing this year. I watched the documentary with my brother who has had a deep love for jazz beginning in his college days in Chicago. He had the privilege of seeing Clark Terry live. Thank you Mr. Terry for your contribution to music education and music history.

A kind and loving soul and a beautiful musician.

Jack Johnson
05/7/2015 @ 12:09 pm

Thank You For The Real Music Mr. CT.

Uncle Clark, we lost touch as time passed, but our love and memory of you never faded. I was unable to attend your services, but I will pay my respects privately.
Have a drink with dad when you get there.
Love to his survivors. Honor and respect to friends.

Many thanks to a great musician and person for the encouragement and the opportunity to play with the best! As a young musician,I got to play with the best…you bud! Thanks and God Bless…play em a little “Swiss Air” up there!

Darrell Wilder
04/27/2015 @ 9:39 pm

Your music transcends race, your message transcends time and your soul transcends greatness. If at first you don’t succeed, keep playing until you suck-a-seed. Your legacy will live on, I’m honored to know you without ever knowing you. Love you, baby.

I’m friends with Musician/Educator NOEL CARTER. He has played with a variety of Jazz innovators/Educators, such as thelate Earl May. You will be missed: Thank you!

olivia simons
04/25/2015 @ 3:32 pm

One word: LOVE!!!!!!! Simply love this man and his music!!!!!!! You gave us endless gifts of your passion!!!!!! Your music. Your music is A BLESSING to my life!!!!! ~peace, joy& blessings!!!?

God bless you brother.thank you for making my life a little sweeter you help so many people I hope you’re out of pain now someone like you doesn’t deserve to hurt as much as you did!I feel like I know you I love you thanks again!
from New Orleans David

Bill Saxonis
04/22/2015 @ 9:42 am

I would like to invite you all to listen my annual Duke Ellington Birthday radio show (Saturday, April 25). This year’s show is dedicated to CT. Thanks to the internet the program is available worldwide. Here are the details:

On Saturday April 25, 2015, from 8 AM to Noon (NY time), Ellington specialist Bill Saxonis will be a guest on Bill McCann’s “Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz” on WCDB (90.9-FM in Albany NY and the internet:

The show will commemorate Duke Ellington’s birthday with an eclectic collection of music, interviews, and conversation about his art, life, and times.

This year we celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary with highlights from earlier shows and a special tribute to the ebullient trumpet/flugelhorn virtuosos Clark Terry.

For the past fourteen years, listeners worldwide have made this program an annual tradition.

Mr. Al Adolph made a donation to support Monterey Jazz Festival’s youth jazz education program in memory of Mr. Clark Terry.

Mr. Terry was an exceptional man. I used to play the trumpet, and he was someone I followed. I knew someone who knew mr terry, and obtained his phone number. I called him on his birthday, just to say happy birthday. After he answered the phone, he asked “what do you want?” I told him I didn’t want to bother him, just wish him the best on his day. I went to hang up, and he said, “hold on”, and started up a conversation with me. Like I was some one special. Which I’m not. We talked not just for the twenty seconds I asked for, but for over an hour. It was a memory I’ll never forget. We talked several other times, all on his birthday. He was some one I’ll never forget.

Hi. First I must admit, that I only recently learned about Mr. Terry by watching his movie, Keep On Keeping On. I was so amazed by his talent, will to fight, and generosity of sharing his gift so well, that I immediately started learning more. I was saddened to see we lost CT to this world, but know his legacy will live on forever in those he has touched. I for one will share what I have learned from my introduction and deal with life’s challenges a little better based on his spirit. My thoughts and prayers to all affected with missing CT.

One of my earliest influences, Clark Terry always played like he was having such fun. A truly original player and singer. Gonna miss you, man!

i love your work Mr Terry god bless you and give you good health