The 74-year-old acclaimed Jazz musician Carlton Kitto has passed away here on Monday. Accordind to associated sources, Kitto was suffering from a prolonged illness. He used to take guitar-classes at the Calcutta School of Music, as has been by confirmed by Dickoo Nowroji, its president.
As a prominent Jazz-legend, Carlton Kitto had notably worked with other acclaimed maestros like Sonny Rollins, Chico Freeman, Charlie Byrd, Pandit Ravi Shankar and Louiz Banks. He is also known to have performed for Queen Elizabeth-II.
Beginning his Jazz career in 1942 in Chennai, Kitto had shifted to Kolkata in 1970 and became a part of Jazz Ensemble in Moulin Rouge, Kolkata. In 1990s, he started teaching classical guitar at Calcutta School of Music.
Adieu, Mr. Kitto!!