90-year-old Saxophonist Dr. Herman Green has died

90-year-old Saxophonist Dr. Herman Green has died
Memphis Jazz and Blues icon Dr. Herman Green passed away at his home on Thanksgiving, according to a Facebook post made by Freeworld bandmate Richard Cushing. (Source: Joyce Peterson)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis Jazz and Blues icon Dr. Herman Green passed away at his home on Thanksgiving, according to a Facebook post made by Freeworld bandmate Richard Cushing.

The 90-year-old saxophonist died peacefully surrounded by his family, the post states.

A visitation for Green is planned to be held sometime in the next week, followed by the ceremonial walking of his ashes down Beale Street, and possibly a funeral parade in the near future.

A Memorial Jam will be planned for sometime in the Spring of 2021.

Born in 1930, Cushing’s Facebook post describes Green as a great musician, mentor, teacher, and friend. The two founded the band Freeworld in 1987.

Check back for updates on memorial arrangements.

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