Iowa mourns pillar of its music schoolRIP
The University of Iowa has announced the death of former director of Jazz Studies Ira “John” Rapson. John was 68, a jazz trombonist and composer.
To say that we announce this news with profound sadness is not enough; John was a pillar of the University of Iowa School of Music community, among many others. The influence he had on his students, colleagues, and the world around him was tremendously positive, and he will be dearly missed.