Charles Neville, the most esteemed saxophonists of The Neville Brothers, has died. On Thursday, April 26th, the jazz star lost his battle to pancreatic cancer. He was 79 years old.
Charles was known for as the “Horn Man” by his fans and his family. He and his brothers created energetic jazz music for the world with their family band, The Neville Brothers.
The Neville Brothers performed around the world and brought an original and classic sound to music that quickly earned them massive accolades in the music industry.
Charles was born and raised in New Orleans where he and his family become engulfed in the vibrant culture and music. Apart from playing with his family, he played for international names such as B.B. King and Larry Williams.
Charles went had a following wherever he went and captivated the ears of all who appreciated the sound of jazz. Many knew him as “Charlie the horn man” dressed in a tie-dye t-shirt.
After his years of touring, he and his wife moved to Massachusetts where they lived a more slow-paced life. The change in culture gave him some quality time with his family which he much appreciated, although he was more than willing to travel for to shows.
Charles was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and knew that the odds weren’t good. He spent months in the hospital. He eventually lost his fight at 79 years old.
Charles is survived by his Mr. Neville is survived by his wife Kristin Neville, daughter Charmaine Neville, sons Talyn Neville and Khalif Neville; sister Athelgra Neville Gabriel, and brothers Art, Cyril and Aaron.
Please pray for his family!
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