In new York, died the producer of the American jazz stars George Avakian

© Fotolia / Foxy_AСаксофон. archival photoIn new York, died the producer of the American jazz stars George Avakian© Fotolia / Foxy_A

American producer George Avakian, who worked with famous jazz artists Louis Armstrong, miles Davis, Duke Ellington, died at the 99th year of life in the United States, the newspaper New York Times.

George Avakian was born in Russia in 1919. Shortly after birth his family moved to the United States.

It is reported that Avakian died Wednesday at his home in Manhattan. The producer confirmed the death of his daughter.

Among the many awards Avakian also the order of Lenin (1990). His name is on the Wall of Fame of jazz.

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