Bill Dixon’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

October 5, 1925

Death Date

Jun 16, 2010

Age of Death

84 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

North Bennington, Vermont, United States



The composer Bill Dixon died at the age of 84. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Avant-garde composer and musician who was associated with the free jazz movement and played the trumpet, piano, and flugelhorn.

He studied visual art at Boston University and the Art Students League and later attended the Hartnette Conservatory of Music.

He taught in the Music Department at Bennington College in Vermont for nearly thirty years.

He and his family moved from Nantucket, Massachusetts, to Harlem when he was seven years old.

He collaborated with Cecil Taylor on Taylor’s 1966 jazz album Conquistador!



I do not, as a rule, do encores. When I have finished playing, I have indeed finished playing. I have nothing left; there has been no reserve.

Bill Dixon

In the middle 1940s… I heard everyone live. Painting, the theater; everything was happening. It was an exciting time when New York was the place to be.

Bill Dixon

If I had money, I would like to get an old building, have music performances, do lithographs, have shows of paintings, and do those things that I’m interested in doing.

Bill Dixon

When Coltrane died, a void appeared in this music that has not been filled yet. He maintained a forward motion in his work and did not look back.

Bill Dixon

Rock musicians, and a vast array of popular-music musicians, due to their wealth, acquired through the mass of their notoriety, are able to be listened to and heard and thus are able to effect change on an international level.

Bill Dixon