Musician & Actor Med Flory Dies at 87

Musician & Actor Med Flory Dies at 87

According to the LA Times, Med Flory, an alto saxophonist and founder of the Grammy-winning jazz group Supersax, as well as an actor who appeared on numerous TV series, has died at age 87.

His son, Rex, reported that Flory died Wednesday at his home in North Hollywood.

The Recording Academy has released the following statement on the artist's passing:

Sunday, March 16, 2014

GRAMMY® winner Med Flory was a multitalented individual who thrived in two creatively demanding pursuits: music and acting. He learned to play music at a young age, and as an alto saxophonist and clarinetist, he was deeply influenced by classic bebop, most notably The Music of Charlie Parker.

Flory's approach to his own music reflected his reverence for Parker's sound, ultimately leading him and bassist Buddy Clark to form the successful jazz group Supersax, whose recordings and live performances enjoyed critical and commercial success.

The entertainment industry has lost a unique renaissance man, and his work in music and acting will live on to inspire future generations. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, his friends, and all who had the pleasure of working with him.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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