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Jazz trumpeter, educator Melton Mustafa dies at 70

Jazz trumpeter, educator Melton Mustafa dies at 70

South Florida jazz icon and educator Melton Mustafa, a trumpeter who played with the greats and nurtured the musical ambitions of the small, died Thursday morning with his wife by his side at University of Miami Hospital after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 70.

Mustafa is survived by his wife, Zakiyyah; sons Melton Jr., Yamin and Jihad; daughter Tricia; and his older brother, saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. Funeral services will take place noon Saturday, Dec. 30, at Riyadh Ul Jannah Funeral Home in Hialeah Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Melton Mustafa...

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