Tribute to an Artist
Stan "The Man" Hunter passed away in St. Petersburg, Florida on Saturday, November 15th.
He enjoyed a long jazz career that included recordings with Jimmy Paxton, Sonny Fortune and Chris Columbo. He performed with John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughn and a host of great jazz artists. He traveled all over the United States playing rooms large and small. He was all about the music.
Stan was well known in Atlantic City casinos and will be remembered fondly by his friends here. He was a cool guy. In the days when live music ruled the clubs the smooth sound of his B3 organ rose above the sounds of the casino. Always a showman, always a little larger than life, he paid his talent forward as a music teacher and mentor to his students. As for me, I will remember him in the midst of his loving family wearing a satisfied smile.
Rest easy, Stan.
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