Criss Cross Jazz

Gerry Teekens R.I.P.

With great regret we report that mr. Gerry Teekens, founder and head of Criss Cross Jazz, died on October 31st 2019 at the age of 83.

Gerry Teekens (photo: Ethan Iverson)
Gerry Teekens (photo: Ethan Iverson)

Gerry Teekens' son, Jerry Teekens Jr., has stated: “I myself and my two daughters will try to keep my father’s musical legacy alive, I know that there’s a release in the works, but first we will have to focus on how to deal with the actual loss.”

We kindly refer you to the following articles for some more information:

Downbeat: Gerry Teekens, Founder of Criss Cross Jazz Label, Dies at 83

JazzTimes: Gerry Teekens, Head of Criss Cross Jazz, Dies at 83

Gerry Teekens: Record Producer, Drummer, and Lover of the Music (R.I.P.)

Gerry Teekens, Whose Criss Cross Label Was a Harbor to Several Jazz Generations, Dies at 83

Jazz Hot: Gerry Teekens, 5 décembre 1935, La Haye, Pay-Bas - 31 octobre 2019, Enschede, Pays-Bas

Gerry Teekens and Mark Feldman (photo: Kayla Feldman)
Gerry Teekens and Mark Feldman (photo: Kayla Feldman)


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