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Mr. Terry, I just listened to your album Mello Moods. You’re a great trumptet player, sir. May God richly bless you on the way to a speedy recovery.

Happy birthday and have a speedy recovery “Mr.Mumbles”
Nate DuBose

Anne Hendrickson
12/9/2011 @ 7:17 pm

Clark, I met you/played in the band for you on the SS Norway in 1986 and it was one of the best times ever! You are a wonderful musician and human being–the world needs you now more than ever–stay strong!

Roberta Mandel
12/9/2011 @ 7:08 pm

I just finished reading he autobiograhy. clark has been my absolutely favorite trumpet player since his Elligton days.
I have all the old duke 33s, he is on them. I met him few times- once with Bill Sewart, alto, in San Fancisco and with Jerome Richardson ( all reeds, if such an explanation is necessay) once when I was in N.Y. As I recall, he was at Jerome’s memorial at St.Peter’s church along with Rolnd Hanna and the best players in N y.\

You are, and always have been, close to my heart Mr. Terry. Over 40 years ago, you visited my high school in upstate Wisconsin. Your work, and by that I mean your deep and abiding passion for teaching/mentoring as well as what you do for/with the trumpet, has always been a guiding light. Thanks in part to your inspiration, I still play, record and perform on the trumpet.

I am sending a steady stream of love out to you!

Karel eriksson
12/9/2011 @ 7:04 pm

Wish you all the best on your birthday and would like to thank you for the great inspiration and motivation your spreading with your plating. Hope you will get well soon!

Lots of Love from Graz and Austria!

Ronald D Cannon
12/9/2011 @ 7:03 pm


I have been loving you and your music for many years and will continue to do so. GOD Bless You.


Speedy recovery, Mr. Terry. Thanks for all the great music and inspiration!

Kirk Sellman
12/9/2011 @ 7:01 pm

When I think of Clark Terry, I smile. Get well, soon.

Mr. Terry, Happy Birthday and best wishes on a speedy recovery. My wife and I saw you at the University of Richmond some years back and truly enjoyed your performance. I believe it was part of their Jazz Educators series. Our thoughts are with you. Happy Holidays.

Dr. Henry Ettman
12/9/2011 @ 6:59 pm

Dear Clark,
Growing up as a young drummer in St. Louis in the 1950s, I remember your name and music being shared by us kids whenever we got together to listen to records. I’ve followed your magnificent career since then, and today continue to listen and to play your music for my students down here in Florida.

My prayers and best wishes for your recovery.

Congratulations on your 91st birthday Clark. You have brought love and joy to this planet through your music, your magnificent playing and your sincere compassion for your fellow man. It is very few that has touched the world like you have and I know NO ONE, will ever do it again like you have. God bless and a speedy recovery! Much love to you and your family..


All the best to you as you celebrate another year. Thank you for all the great music you have so enriched the world with throughout the year.

Kind regards,
Nav Jhaj
Chicago, IL

Hey Brother T

Happy 91 …. hang in there and stay strong … I’ve got the light around you …

Hugs …. Guillermo … Willie Thomas

Richard Ginell
12/9/2011 @ 6:45 pm

Happy 91st birthday, Clark! Your joyous horn has been in my ears and senses for many a year, and may there be many, many more.

Clark you have no equal as a musician and educator.
When I am asked by my jazz students “Who should I listen to?” You are at the top of the list! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
-Dave Hosley

Hello Clark, I wish you well and speedy recovery. I was fortunate enough to have you as a guest artist at Eastern Ky. Univ. Unfortunately that was when you were diagnosed with diabetes, around 1967. The highlight of that trip, I think, was you became a “KENTUCKY COLONEL.”
Also, I’m a neighbor of Bob Montgomery and he shares with me your news and jokes.

Best Regards, Dick Foust

All the best to you! We cherish the time you spent playing and teaching at Stanford Jazz Workshop. I smile just remembering the duet that you and Louie Bellson played for the jazz camp. You have been an inspiration to generations. Thanks for the music!
thinking of you with love,
Jim Nadel

Thinking about you…Dan

Fateen O. Hakeem
12/9/2011 @ 6:35 pm

G’D Peace and Blessing be opon You