Irish jazz giant dies

Louis Stewart, a guitarist who played with Benny Goodman and George Shearing and was a member of Ronnie Scott’s quartet, has died at 72.

Ireland’s president Michael D Higgins paid this tribute: ‘It is with great sadness that I have learnt of the death of Louis Stewart, outstanding musician and iconic figure in the world of jazz in Ireland. His many admirers, of all ages, will miss him deeply – and in particular he will be missed by all those he encouraged and who, in a life devoted to music, he invited to join him in making music.’

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