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Pianist Randy Coryell’s memorial will happen on Sunday, Aug. 7

Boise pianist Randy Coryell, 66, died in June. He played off and on for many years in the lobby of The Grove Hotel. Many who heard him didn’t know he was a Grammy-winning musician and arranger. A community memorial service will happen at 3 p.m., Aug. 7, at the hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise pianist Randy Coryell, 66, died in June. He played off and on for many years in the lobby of The Grove Hotel. Many who heard him didn’t know he was a Grammy-winning musician and arranger. A community memorial service will happen at 3 p.m., Aug. 7, at the hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.

The Boise music and theater community that Randy Coryell helped build during his lifetime will turn out to pay tribute to the Grammy-winning pianist and arranger at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Grove Hotel, 245 S. Capitol Blvd.

Coryell died unexpectedly in June from complications after bypass surgery in Las Vegas, where he moved to be closer to his family.

The service, organized by his friend Cherie Buckner-Webb, will feature tributes by friends, colleagues and family, and performances by the Common Ground Community Choir, a group Coryell conducted for several years, the Celebration Choir, The Divas of Boise and Leta Neustaedter Harris.

Read an earlier story on Coryell here.

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