Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hamilton Sax Master Libby Ferrelli Passes

Photo courtesy of Studio 29
It is our sad duty to report the passing of local sax master Libby Ferrelli.  He played with the George Arnone Big Band, the Hamilton Italo-Canadian Band and others.  Our condolences to his family, friends and fans.

From the George Arnone Big Band Facebook page:

The George Arnone Big Band is absolutely devastated to report that our Lead Alto player, Mr. Libby Ferrelli, has passed away suddenly. He was performing with the Italo-Canadian band at an event in Brantford Ontario when he collapsed and passed away later in hospital. Libby was very passionate about our group and all the groups he is affiliated with and he will be very sorely missed by the music community in Hamilton. If you have our CD, you can hear him playing clarinet in Begin the Beguine, a tune we played very often, as it was "Libby's Number". Always available for advice and very supportive of anything the band was or is trying to accomplish, we will all miss his genuine smile, infectious laugh and his musical knowledge. His chair is going to be very difficult to fill and we will miss him terribly.

Links: George Arnone Big Band, Videos above courtesy of the George Arnone Big Band

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