It is with deep sadness that FONT has learned of the passing of co-founder Roy Campbell, Jr.

At an early age Roy Campbell, Jr. was mentored by jazz trumpet legends such as Lee Morgan and Kenny Dorham. He went on to have a career that spanned over four decades in which he performed internationally and collaborated with countless world class musicians including: William Parker, Matthew Shipp and Don Cherry.

Roy Campbell, Jr. was an inspiration as both a human being and musician and will be greatly missed by musicians and listeners who were deeply touched by his powerful music. Funeral arrangements  will be announced soon. Please see Larry Blumenfeld’s piece “On the Resonant Voices of Roy Campbell and Amiri Baraka” in ARTINFO