Wallace Roney, a jazz trumpeter, was anointed by critics as a young lion when Miles Davis recruited him for a concert. Davis almost never shared a stage. Roney later won a Grammy for a Miles tribute album, and secured his own major label recording contract.
Bill Withers, Wallace Roney, Alan Merrill... Hécatombe dans le milieu musical
Wallace Roney first rose to prominence as a sharp young steward of the modern jazz tradition, winning national awards in his early 20s and joining several high-profile bands.
Breaking: Wallace Roney, a trumpeter who played with some of the giants of jazz and recorded some 20 albums of his own, has died from complications from COVID-19, NPR has confirmed. He was 59.