All of us at JazzErie have suffered a great loss with the recent passing of Dick Thompson. Dick worked tirelessly for JazzErie and was so passionate about keeping jazz alive in our community. Not only did he serve so many years on the board of JazzErie but he was very active as a musician and was a big part of our jazz community. When he retired from our board, to go be with his family in Cincinnati, he left shoes that could never be filled. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dick’s family and friends through this tough time.