Mose Allison Dies At Age 89

Mose Allison has passed away at the age of 89.
Mose Allison has passed away at the age of 89.

(Editor’s Note: The story below was’s original story early this morning. For our first follow-up story, released later in the day of his passing, CLICK HERE.)

According to his son, John, renowned jazz musician Mose Allison, of Tippo, Mississippi, has just passed away. He had just celebrated his 89th birthday on November 11.

After 65 years of touring Mose Allison had retired from live performance.  

Mose Allison was honored as one of the 2013 Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts at Lincoln Center on January 14, 2013. He was also honored with a blues marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail in his home town of Tippo, Mississippi.

Here are some previous stories written about Mose:

Mose Allison Turns 85

The President Writes to Mose

From his website,

Mose Allison, pianist/singer/composer, has been a major influence on musicians of the last 50 years and has spent a good deal of his life touring and playing in jazz rooms all over the world. His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original.

For an in-depth look at Mose Allison’s career, click here.

Mose Allison (center) with son John and wife Audre at Lincoln Center, New York City, January 13, 2013. Photo courtesy of John Allison.


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