JAZZ ACCOMPANIST MIKE RENZI DIES AT 80

Oct 15, 2021

By Andy Johnson

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He was considered a jazz singer’s best friend.

And to that end, Mike Renzi backed up a whose who of artists including, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, the Velvet Fog – Mel Torme, Lena Horne and Peggy Lee.

He was also music director for “Sesame Street” and in 2002 shared a Daytime Emmy Award for his work there.

Mike Renzi has died at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 80..

No cause given.

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