The famous Louis Armstrong's producer Duke Ellington died at the age of 99
November 22, the famous American producer George Avakyan, who worked with world jazz stars Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, etc., died in the US.
George Avakyan left the world of another on the 98th year of his life, the New York Times reports. Jazz producer Avakyan died, surrounded by his family, in a house in Manhattan. The death of the producer was confirmed by his daughter. George Avakyan was born in Russia in 1919. Soon after his birth, his family moved to the United States. As a producer, Avakyan collaborated with composers Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, musicians Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Louis Armstrong and other jazz performers.
In 1997, for the co-authorship of Miles Davis's album Avakyan received the Grammy Award.
Among the many awards Avakyan - the Order of Lenin. The producer's name is also on the Jazz Wall of Glory. He became the author of the first record with a recording of a "live concert" - Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall. He released a series of "History of Jazz" and became director of the
music department of the Warner Brothers film studio, taught the history of jazz at the University of Columbia and made his name on the Wall of Jazz Fame.