Dick Dickinson, 80, a local jazz drummer and DJ featured in the Nov. 19 NUVO profile "Music Based on Love," died Monday morning.
"His presence is already missed, but I know you all have a special memory of Dick that will keep him alive in your hearts and memories," Chatterbox owner David Andrichik said in an e-mail announcing the news.
A memorial celebration for Dickinson will be held Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Chatterbox. Dickinson held a Wednesday night gig as bandleader for 20 years before he passed off responsibilities to a hand-picked successor, bassist Jesse Wittman. Wittman's trio will play from 8 p.m. until midnight, with musicians invited to sit in, and, at 9 p.m., friends will share memories and stories from the stage.