Words by Hank Williams. Photo © Joyce Jones/SugaBowl Photography. | Randy Weston @ the Charlie Parker Jazz Fest. Used with Permission. Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons CC-NC-BY-ND.

Pianist Randy Weston, an NEA Jazz Master, died on Saturday September 1 in his longtime Brooklyn home at the age of 92. He’ll be missed be many in the community, especially in the New York City area, where he was also a fixture at Pan-African events.

Weston’s family has released details on the wake and public funeral service, which are as follows:

The wake will be at the Frank Bell Funeral Home at 536 Sterling Place in Brooklyn on Sunday September 9. Visitation is from 1-7 PM with a service from 4-7.

The funeral will be at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (at 112 St.) in Manhattan on Monday September 10. Viewing is from 3-4 PM with a service from 4-7.

We interviewed Randy on the Suga’ in My Bowl radio show in 2010. You can listen to the full 2-hour show here.

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Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Lehman College and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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