LiL’ Joe Burton Death – Obituary News, Cause of Death
LiL’ Joe Burton has passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 9, 2022. His death has been confirmed by Music Maker Foundation, through an online post. He died after a courageous battle with cancer.
“It is with great sadness that we bid adieu to the beloved blues trombonist and Music Maker artist, Lil’ Joe From Chicago (Joe Burton)”, Music Maker Foundation announced.
“Earning his moniker from B.B. King, Lil’ Joe passed away after a battle with cancer. A trombonist, his career began in 1964 in Chicago with the late, great Junior Wells. Joe’s relationship with Junior continued for years but he also toured with other great acts such as Bobby Womack, Joe Tex, Otis Clay, and many others. He has appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Midnight Special, Soul Train, and a host of others.
“Joe toured with B.B. King for 10 years performing 340 plus shows a year and appeared on an album with King and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Junior Well’s ‘Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends,’ which features Joe, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award. He lived most recently in Atlanta, GA.
“Joe is well known throughout Europe and the U.S. for his heart-wrenching solos and tasteful high-energy performances. His uniquely versatile approach to traditional and contemporary Blues is legendary. He effortlessly blended fat round tones of his trombone with various styles and formats of roots music. He will be deeply missed by the Music Maker community and beyond.” 💙
Friends, colleagues, officials and veterans are sending their condolences and tributes to the family in respect of his death. He will greatly be missed by everyone.