Phineas Newborn Jr.(5)

October 22, 2016


In 1989 Phineas Newborn Jr. died in his home town of Memphis of lung cancer.

Newborn was buried in a pauper’s grave in the Memphis National Cemetery.

Sadly he was a very poor person at that time.

Consequently the Jazz Foundation of America was established in the wake of his death.


Nat Hentoff insisted that all musician need to organize foundation to cover the medical expenses and other financial needs.

In 1989 the Jazz Foundation of America was organized as non profit organization.

Please refer to about Jazz Foundation of America.Go here

I want to introduce his last performance at the Overton Park Shell in Memphis in 1989.

Unfortunately he died just 6 weeks later.

Here is Roy Haynes, Phineas Newborn & Paul Chambers play “Sugar Ray”.

Here is Phineas Newborn, Jr. plays last performance “Lush Life”.







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