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Mexican Jazz Great Eugenio Toussaint Dies

MEXICO CITY – Composer and jazz pianist Eugenio Toussaint died from a heart attack at his Mexico City home, the National Council for Culture and the Arts, or Conaculta, said. He was 56.

Toussaint, one of the leading figures on the Mexican jazz scene, died on Tuesday, Conaculta said.

He started his career in 1975, worked with artists like legendary trumpet player Herb Alpert and served as music director for Paul Anka.

Toussaint later composed concert music that has been performed by the National Symphonic Orchestra, the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata of the Americas and the Berklee College of Music jazz band, among others.

He spent the past decade alternating among composition, solo jazz performances and performances with his trio, Conaculta said.

Toussaint’s solo works include “Tres Suites” (1999), “Gauguin” (2000), which was nominated for a Latin Grammy, “Musica de camara” (2004), another nominee for a Latin Grammy, and “Dias de los muertos” (2005), as well as the jazz albums “El pez dorado” (2002), “Trio” (2004) and “Oinos” (2008).

He also served as academic director of the Fermatta music school from 2003 to 2005, as well as host of the “Suave es la Noche” television show on Channel 22 between 2003 and 2006. EFE
 

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