Mark Ledford, the American trumpet player, vocalist, guitarist and drummer, died on 1st November 2004, in
Los Angeles, from a heart attack. He was 44.
Ledford, a long-time Pat Metheny collaborator, was raised in Detroit and studied at Berklee from 1978 to 1982. His other work included such luminaries as Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Hugh Masekela, Mary J. Blige, Eliane Elias, and Youssou N'Dour.
For obituaries and full details of Ledford's career please see the websites listed below. For discussions and tributes please go to the Pat Metheny group discussion forum, American Garage, in the list below, and search for "Ledford".
A tribute event is to be held on Tuesday, February 15 - for details please see the Jazz Times article below.
Jazzhouse.org - obituary by Todd S. Jenkins
Smoothvibes.com - by Brian Soergel
Jazz Times - by Emily Zemler, with tribute concert details
American Garage - Pat Metheny Group discussion forum