Sunday, February 24, 2008

Calvin Owens 1929-2008

I was informed of the sad news this week that the legendary Calvin owens had died.

Here are the funeral arrangements from his official website:

The Maestro" Calvin Owens' Memorial Services will be held in Houston, Texas on Monday, February 25, 2008 at Johnson's Funeral Home on 5730 Calhoun Rd., Houston, TX 77021.
The funeral home can be contacted at (713) 747-9604. The service will start at 6:00 P.M. ending at 9:00 P.M. As Calvin wished to be cremated, a viewing is unavailable. Calvin's family and management invite family, friends and the public to share in this Memorial Service to celebrate his life and accomplishments.
Calvin's wishes in lieu of flowers are donations to the Sawdust Alley Music Preservation Foundation in Houston, Texas established as a perpetual 503(c) to aid in the education, preservation and furtherance of Big Band orchestration with our burgeoning musical youth. Contributions should be sent to Sawdust Alley Music Preservation Foundation, P.O. Box 885, Houston, Texas 77001.

You can read an obituary in the Houston Chronicle.

Calvin Owens RIP

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