By Al Jazeera’s Peter Stuyvesant Al Jazeera understands that the most celebrated contemporary jazz pianist in the world, Paul Simon, died on Wednesday, October 20, in New York.
He was 78 years old.
The cause of death was pneumonia, his daughter, Linda Simon, said.
Simon was a jazz pianistic icon in his native Sweden.
He composed many of the best jazz scores of the 20th century, including the classic works “The Jazz Singer”, “I’m a Fool to Love You” and “Rabbit”.
But he was also one of the most influential composers of his generation, and was a major influence on the world of classical music.
His son, Max, who also wrote for jazz and was also an acclaimed pianist, died in 2014.
The world of contemporary jazz, which dates back to the 1950s, includes the likes of Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and Miles Davis.
The jazz music world has also suffered from a lack of diversity in its music since the 1960s.
While jazz has always been popular in Europe, the majority of jazz musicians were born in the US.
The US Jazz Academy, which promotes music for people of all ages, was founded in 1965 by musicians like Miles Davis, who was born in Los Angeles, and Robert Johnson, who came to the US in 1943.
The academy has been a major force in the growth of the American jazz scene, with jazz being one of its most important cultural exports.
Al Jazeera spoke to some of the world’s leading jazz musicians, including Miles Davis and Stevie Wonders, to find out what they have to say about their music.