Teo Macero, the legendary jazz saxophonist, composer, and record producer who died on February 19, will be remembered at a memorial service on Sunday, May 18 at New York Universitys Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The memorial service is open to the public.
Journalists who would like to attend should contact the events organizer, David Schroeder, director of Jazz Studies at NYU Steinhardt, at 212.998.5446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NYU Jazz Orchestra will perform a selection of Maceros music with special guest soloists. Macero played an important role in helping to develop the NYU Jazz Program over the past five years. He produced two CDs with the NYU Jazz Orchestra featuring his original compositions.
Macero was a producer at Columbia Records for 20 years, and most notably produced the Miles Davis album, Kind of Blue, which at #12, is the highest-ranked jazz album on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and according to the RIAA, is the best-selling jazz album of all time. Macero also produced Davis Bitches Brew and Dave Brubecks Time Out, which, along with Kind of Blue, are three of the best-known and most influential jazz albums of all time.