Roy Campbell, Jr.

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