Posted by themusicsover on January 15, 2013
DOB Unknown – January 15, 2013
Andrew Mazzone was a respected journeyman bass player who was a fixture of the Boston music scene for many years. A gifted musician from an early age, Mazzone found work during the ’70s as part of the backing band of a traveling variety show that featured Tiny Tim, Smokin’ Joe Frazier & the Knockouts, boxer Jake LaMotta and Sherman Hemsley of The Jeffersons fame. In later years, he played with such Boston area acts as Robin Lane, the Twinemen, and Laurie Sargent. He also toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kim Richey. Mazzone also found time to study law. As a lawyer, he helped many fellow musicians, and within that capacity, played a significant role in the creation of the Center for Arts at the Armory (Somerville, MA), and Hi-n-Dry Records and studio. Andrew Mazzone was 57 when he died of melanoma on January 15, 2013.
Thanks to Steve Cabrel for the assist.