Recently our team came across the heart broking Death news of multitalented jazz bassist and alto saxophonist George Mraz. The news of his death was confirmed by many sources on the internet. So far the circumstances around his death were not clear due to a lack of information. As he was an aged man, it may be possible that health issues are the reason behind his sudden departure. we will share more information about the legend further in his article so keep reading.
Who is George Mraz?
George Mraz was born as Jiří Mráz on 9 September 1944. He was born in the place Czech in America. As discussed above George was a jazz bassist and alto saxophonist by his performance. Also, he was well remembered as a member of Oscar Peterson’s group. During his lifetime, he worked with so many legends in the music industry.
In the 1980s George Mraz became a member of the New York Jazz Quartet. “Know for his rhythmic bowing and elegant playing, the Czech bassist was a favorite among musicians Oscar Peterson, Kenny Barron, Tommy Flanagan, Chet Baker and performed with Joe Lovano, John Scofield and so many more. He was part of The Great Jazz Trio which was formed by pianist Hank Jones and included Billy Kilson. From Japan 2008, comes their version of Joe Zawinul’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy.” Check out the great interplay with Hank and George.”
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“Sorry to say that #jazz bassist George Mraz died today in Prague. He played brilliantly with everyone from Oscar Peterson and Stan Getz to John Abercrombie and Richard Beirach. Thanks for all the beauty.”
Here we find a youtube video Featured George Mraz.
George Mraz Death
George Mraz death is shocking for his entire fan community on social media. His death is a great loss to the music industry. By going through the mourning messages of people one can understand how much love and support he received from his fan base. Our team paid deep tributes and includes the family member in the prayers. Their situation is very critical at this time. Several peoples on social media like Facebook, Twitter shares heartwarming memories. There is no doubt he left his legacy but he will always remain near our hearts. Here are few messages
“Wow, I am so sorry to hear about George MRAZ. He was an incredible bassist. The first time I played with him was when Ron Carter started his two bass trio and Buster (Williams) was in CA working, so he got George. It was great. We played again throughout the years and most recently in a trio I toured in Europe the summer of 2013 with Lewis Nash. We had so much fun. We also did a couple of duos. George left his mark. That’s the most you can say about anyone and he definitely enjoyed his life.”
More sad news. 😢
Bassist George Mraz passed away yesterday. We are very lucky to have had him perform at our 2007 JazzFest. Here he was playing with Joe Lovano and Kenny Barron in a Monk tribute. #RIP pic.twitter.com/NvHtrA9EUp
— Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland (@TriCJazzFest) September 17, 2021
How did George Mraz die?
At the current time, we do not have authentic information about the reason behind George Mraz’s sudden passing at the age of 77. We will announce it later when we received authentic information from our sources. “There is not much I can add to the abundant love, respect, and sadness shown in this forum as a result of the death of George Mraz. I can say that his playing and musicianship always inspired me to try my best to become a better musician and bassist, and I will miss his presence, as it always reminds me of what true excellence is. If there is an afterlife, I am sure he will reunite with the giants of the music that he regularly associated within this life. I can only imagine how beautiful their music must be. Thank you, George, for showing us the way, and R. I. P.” wrote Todd Coolman.