Bobby Short was the joyous performer and New York institution who brought many of us to the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and other mainstays of the American songbook. He died on Monday of leukemia at age 80.
The New York Post marks his passing in an editorial: “Bobby Short, 1924-2005.” OpinionJournal has posted a remembrance by musician Eric Felten: “A jazz aristocrat.” The Houston Chronicle observes his passing in its “editorial journal”: “Bobby Short, I got started with you.” Chicago Sun-Times music columnist Bill Zwecker writes an obituary and finds a Chicago connection: “Ultimate cabaret singer closes his show.” RIP.
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