No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Friday 21 June, 2024
Advertisement

Eric Jackson GBH jazz host dead at 72, Cause of Death

BY Sharmeen Hussain Sep 17, 2022. 07:24 pm UPDATED: Sep 17, 2022. 07:24 pm

Advertisement

Eric Jacksonthe host of Eric in the Evening jazz broadcast on GBH Radio since 1981, died Saturday morning. He was 72.

Upon his passing, GBH released the following statement: “Eric had a well-deserved reputation as the “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio.” He captivated audiences in Boston and all over the world for more than 50 years with his unequalled expertise in jazz and the development of African American music. In 1977, Eric became a regular host for GBH and soon became one of the most well-liked and educated on-air characters in public radio. He taught us all about music and shared his passion for it, serving as an inspiration for upcoming generations of performers, broadcasters, and music fans. Eric, we appreciate you sharing your love of music with us.”

“Eric’s great skill as a broadcaster was how he used his warmth and intimate knowledge to connect listeners to the music. He was a legend and he will be missed,” said Anthony Rudel, General Manager of GBH Music.

Jackson was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1950.

Advertisement
More News on

Related Articles

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death

HISTORICAL Rose-Marie, an Irish singer, tragically her away unexpectedly in Blackpool, shocking...

Kenneth Mitchell dies aged 49, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Kenneth Mitchell dies aged 49, Cause of Death

A statement from his loved ones on X read: "With heavy hearts...

Who is Amanda Dubin? Will Reeve’s girlfriend
Entertainment

Who is Amanda Dubin? Will Reeve’s girlfriend

Early in 2024, news anchor Will Reeve ignited engagement rumors with his...

Kamylla Cristina Rosa de Oliveira dead, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Kamylla Cristina Rosa de Oliveira dead, Cause of Death

Actress and model who was repairing her automobile on a hard shoulder...

Who is Chelsea Blackwell? Love is Blind contestant
Entertainment

Who is Chelsea Blackwell? Love is Blind contestant

CHELSEA Blackwell is one of the hopefuls for the sixth season of...

Who is Sian Welby? Everything you need to know about the new ITV This Morning presenter
Entertainment

Who is Sian Welby? Everything you need to know about the new ITV This Morning presenter

SIAN Welby's career skyrocketed after it was reported she had been hired...

Advertisement

Latest News

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death
Viral

Farah El Kadhi Dead at 36, Cause of Death

Local reports state that a well-known beauty influencer from Tunisia passed away...

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death

HISTORICAL Rose-Marie, an Irish singer, tragically her away unexpectedly in Blackpool, shocking...

Advertisement