Davis, Johnny – ‘Scat’

WXYZ: Born: May 11, 1910, Died: November 28, 1983. 1951/52 - Musician for various early TV shows including Jazz Nocturne, Coffee and Cakes and Starlit Stairway. Billboard, August 23, 1952 - Page 45 Listen to his recording on Detroit Television by Tim Kiska, Ed Golick - Google Books References: Wikipedia

2017-08-26T14:02:46+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

Dannon, Tony

WXYZ: House musician with WXYZ-TV, performing on a few locally produced shows, including the late night Soupy Sales variety show.           Tony Dannon is a jazz legend in USA. He has played with the best, taught thousands of students over the years, and released jazz books & recordings. Here in Detroit [...]

2017-08-23T22:02:29+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments

Tarrien, Jerome – “Jerry”

WXYZ: TV news videographer.  Jerry died at his home after an illness on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Press Release from, "(WXYZ) - It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Jerry Tarrien. Jerry lost his courageous battle with cancer Tuesday morning. Our entire Channel 7 family is terribly saddened [...]

2017-08-23T20:24:56+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Journalism, Obituary, Personnel|0 Comments