Sad news in the local jazz scene. I found out from my father-in-law this morning that drummer Jerry Fuller had passed away in the last week. I was a big fan of his playing and used see him a lot when Laurel and I lived downtown. When I started playing jazz I would attempt to emulate his style from the records he played on and the gigs I saw. I hadn’t seen him in the last couple of years since becoming a Dad, and am sad to know that I won’t be.