Bob Belden, Jazz Musician/Composer of Grammy winning "Black Dahlia Suite" Dies at Age 58

May 20, 2015
Los Angeles, California

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Multiple Grammy winner Bob Belden  dead at 58

Bob’s death in a Manhattan hospital was reported as a heat attack at the young age of 58.

In the Acknowledgments Section of my  original Black Dahlia Avenger (Arcade 2003) publication I thanked Bob Belden for his beautiful Black Dahlia Suite composition as follows:

“My appreciation to jazz arranger/composer Bob Belden for his haunting and inspirational Black Dahlia suite. Belden’s musical epitaph to Elizabeth, with its high-and-low notes, transported me back to the blue shadow-world of the 1940s, and helped me feel myself into her life, as I searched for answers.”

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Listen to a portion of Bob’s haunting Black Dahlia arrangement on YouTube


Thank You Bob for your beautiful composition in tribute to Elizabeth Short.  My condolences to all the Belden family and friends. Our loss is heaven’s gain.


Bob Belden SaxBlack Dahlia  w sigPhoto by Robert J. Sadler

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