Gerry Niewood

born on 6/4/1943 in Rochester, NY, United States

died on 12/2/2009 in Clarence Center, NY, United States

Gerry Niewood

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Gerry Niewood (April 6, 1943[1] February 12, 2009) was an American jazz saxophonist who worked closely with Chuck Mangione. Like Mangione, Niewood was born in Rochester, New York, and graduated from the Eastman School of Music located there.

He had been scheduled to play with Mangione and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on February 13, 2009, but was killed the night before in the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 together with fellow band member Coleman Mellett.[2] He was 65.

He also played with Simon and Garfunkel in their 1981 Concert in Central Park.


  • Slow Hot Wind (1975)
  • Gerry Niewood and Timepiece (A&M Records\Horizon Records, 1977)
  • Share My Dream (1985)
  • Alone (1988)
  • Facets (2004)

With Chuck Mangione

  • Friends and Love (Mercury 1970)
  • Together (Mercury 1972)

With Gap Mangione

  • Planet Gap (1998)
  • Stolen Moments (2003)
  • Family Holidays (2004)

With Patti Austin

  • Havana Candy (CTI, 1977)

With Lalo Schifrin

  • Towering Toccata (CTI, 1976)


  1. [Gerry Niewood at All Music Guide allmusic: Gerry Niewood]
  2. Chuck Mangione's musicians Gerry Niewood and Coleman Mellett died in plane crash; Syracuse bass player Tom Brigandi remembers Niewood

External links

  • "Gerry Niewood", The Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians (
  • Gerry Niewood,
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