Some controversy and sad news today to report from the jazz music scene as drummer Lawrence Lo Leathers has reportedly been killed in an incident in the Brox.
Leathers was 37. He was killed on Sunday in the hallway of an apartment building on East 141st Street in the Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven, according to Detective Martin Brown of the NYPD. The police have arrested a suspect in connection to the incident.
Lawrence Lo Leathers was born on Nov. 23, 1981 in Lansing, Michigan. His Wikipedia entry now references the news post below with June 2nd, 2019 as his passing date.
A wave of shock and sadness moved through the jazz community on Sunday, with news of the death of Lawrence Lo Leathers, an articulate and unerringly tasteful drummer with a steadfast presence in the modern jazz mainstream. [WBGO]
Although no confirmation of his family has been posted, this was posted on his Instagram account before the passing below. And there’s supposedly an investigation ongoing so no official details have been fully released yet. We’ll update this post as more info becomes available.