John Malveaux of
sends this tribute to
Gerald Wilson by José Rizo:
A warm and beautiful burial ceremony today for the much-loved and well-respected jazz master, Gerald Wilson, at Holy Cross in Culver City. Friends and family shared about his life and accomplishments.
His wife, Josefina, mentioned that she received calls from all over the world. His son, Anthony Wilson, played some amazing jazz-solo guitar! Many of his big band members and colleagues were in attendance like Kamasi Washington, Kenny Burrell, Hubert Laws, Bennie Maupin, Bubba Jackson, Stix Hooper, Leroy Downs, Bobby Rodriguez, and many many more. Farewell MAESTRO!!! .....Jose Rizo