(Northampton, MA) — Northampton jazz musician David Wertman has passed away after a battle with cancer. The bass player had many friends in the area, and toured with top jazzers such as Charles Tyler, Sheila Jordan and Marion Brown. He performed for years with his wife, singer Lynne Meryl, spending part of the year in Florida. Wertman was 61.
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