Fes­ti­val to honor sax­o­phon­ist

San Antonio Express-News (Sunday) - - People -

SPRING­FIELD, Mass. — Charles Neville, the sax­o­phone player for the Neville Broth­ers, is be­ing hon­ored by an an­nual mu­sic fes­ti­val in Mas­sachusetts.

The fifth Spring­field Jazz & Roots Fes­ti­val that opens Satur­day has been des­ig­nated a liv­ing mon­u­ment to Neville, who died in April at age 79.

The fes­ti­val was co­founded by Neville’s wife, Kristin Neville.

Af­ter Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina dev­as­tated the Nevilles’ home city of New Or­leans, Kristin worked with mu­si­cians and non­prof­its there to help get artists back on their feet. Struck by the his­tor­i­cal, cul­tural, and eco­nomic par­al­lels be­tween the two river cities, she was in­spired to es­tab­lish the Spring­field fes­ti­val.

Spring­field’s mayor will of­fer a procla­ma­tion and the fam­ily will pause the pro­gram for a cer­e­mo­nial mo­ment and to ded­i­cate the fes­ti­val’s main stage in Charles Neville’s name.

Con­necti­cut Post

Jazz sax­o­phone leg­end Charles Neville died in April.

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