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Hawaii-born saxophone great Gabe Baltazar dies at 92

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012
                                Gabe Baltazar had a long history of performing jazz and was an inspiration and mentor to generations of local musicians.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 2012

    Gabe Baltazar had a long history of performing jazz and was an inspiration and mentor to generations of local musicians.

Gabe Baltazar, the greatest Hawaii-born jazz musician of his generation — known internationally for his work with bandleader Stan Kenton in the 1960s — died Sunday at his home in Waialua. Bal­tazar had been in declining health for several years. He was 92. Read more

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