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Bobby Caldwell dies at 71

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

16 March 2023

Today we learn that legend from the field of Jazz has passed away due to complications of an adverse effect to antibiotics which he was just not able to shake and took him down after a two month battle. This man was gentle, talented and his playing was amazing by any standard as was his writing and production abilities. His music, beloved by all, was also sampled by a young generation such as Open Your Eyes sampled for The Light by Common, Do For Love by 2Pac and and so many more. He was the embodiment of funk, soul, Jazz and Hip Hop.

He will be remembered for wearing his hat and playing music so sexy, soulful and emotional that it makes your heart flutter and your stomach filled with butterflies. He was truly the man who opened your eyes to possibility and stayed in the public's eyes to the very end! Today the light dimmed and the hat was removed from the man who once called himself the Cat In the Hat as the great Bobby Caldwell has passed away at the age of 71 and another light in our industry is snuffed out but never forgotten as he will live on through his music. Thanks Bobby for showing us What You Do For Love of the people and ihe industry and telling us about so many things under the caption, Darling Open Your Eyes . We are honored and grateful that you were here for us.

So long to the great Bobby Caldwell dead at 71!


"Bobby Caldwell, the R&B, smooth jazz, standards, and “blue-eyed soul” singer, is dead at 71. His wife, Mary Caldwell, shared his death on Caldwell’s Twitter account on March 15. “Bobby passed away here at home,” she wrote. “I held him tight in my arms as he left us. I am forever heartbroken. Thanks to all of you for your many prayers over the years. He had been ‘FLOXED,’ it took his health over the last 6 years and 2 months. Rest with God, my Love.” “Floxed” refers to a negative response to an antibiotic."



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Mike Brinkerhoff
Mike Brinkerhoff
17 mars 2023

Such a loss, but so thankful for the amazing body of work he leaves behind.

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