Bern Nix

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Bern Nix
Bern Nix Guitarist.jpg
Bern Nix, Les Gallery Clemente Soto Velez, February 2005
Background information
BornSeptember 21, 1947
Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMay 31, 2017(2017-05-31) (aged 69)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active1975–2017
LabelsTompkins Square
Associated actsOrnette Coleman, James Chance and the Contortions

Bern Nix (September 21, 1947 – May 31, 2017) was an American jazz guitarist. He recorded and performed with Ornette Coleman from 1975-87, notably with guitarist Charlie Ellerbee in Coleman's Prime Time group on their key recordings, including Dancing in Your Head and In All Languages in 1987. Nix was voted among the top ten jazz guitarists poll by Down Beat magazine.[1]

Nix died suddenly of a suspected heart attack at his New York City home on May 31, 2017, aged 69.[2]

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