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Obituary: Phil Nimmons, The Dean of Canadian Jazz

The acclaimed jazz composer, educator and clarinetist died on April 5, at age 100, leaving behind a formidable legacy and inspiring musicians throughout multiple generations.

Phil (Philip Rista) Nimmons, a Juno-winning and highly influential Canadian jazz composer, educator and clarinetist, died on April 5, at age 100.

Receiving honours that included the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award testifies to the impact Nimmons (often dubbed the “Dean of Canadian Jazz”) had on Canadian jazz over a long and prolific career.

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