On This Day

Musicians Who Died in July 2019

  • Jul 1 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, dies at 90
  • Jul 2 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", dies at 81
  • Jul 6 João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, guitarist and 'father of bossa nova' (Getz/Gilberto, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 1965) dies at 88
  • Jul 21 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), dies at 93