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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...
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.(Joyce Peterson)
Published: Nov. 27, 2020 at 8:10 PM CST
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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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