Sir John Dankworth, British jazz musician, dies
Dankworth died Saturday in a London hospital after a long illness.
Dame Cleo Laine, the jazz singer who married Dankworth in 1958 after they met when she auditioned for a spot in his band, announced her husband's death before the finale of an anniversary concert at the Stables, the theater they founded together.
The Times will have a more complete obituary later at latimes.com/news/obituaries.
-- Associated Press
Photo: Sir John Dankworth at Buckingham Palace in 2006 after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Credit: Associated Press