Vic Juris Death | Obituary: Guitarist Vic Juris Passed Away

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Renowned jazz guitarist, Vic Juris has died on Tuesday morning, December 31, at the age of 66. Juris’ cause of death is said to be cancer.

Vic Juris passed away after battle with liver cancer. He was diagnosed with the metastatic liver cancer 6 months ago, after unexplainable fatigue on his gigs.

Vic Juris, a jazz guitarist of astounding abilities perhaps best known for his 23-year tenure in David Liebman’s band, died Tuesday morning, according to a message on his Facebook page attributed to his friend and fellow guitarist Dave Stryker.

Social Media Reacts To Vic Juris’ Death:

“Jazz guitarist Vic Juris passed away this morning after a bout with cancer. Vic played with Richie Cole for a while in the late 70’s on his gigs at John and Peter’s and Central NJ. Dave Stryker posted this on his page, but it can’t be shared:

This is Dave Stryker on Vic’s page. I am sorry to report that Vic Juris passed away this morning. Vic will live on through his music, as a beautiful person and through his many students. Information on arrangements will follow.”

Vic Juris

“Posted this morning by guitarist Dave Stryker: “This is Dave Stryker on Vic’s page. I am sorry to report that Vic Juris passed away this morning. Vic will live on through his music, as a beautiful person and through his many students. Information on arrangements will follow.”

“Vic was a pillar of the New York area jazz guitar community: an accomplished, creative and inspiring player, educator and person. His humility, work ethic, generously uplifting and humorous spirit, and deep insights about music influenced so many people, as did the elegantly probing beauty of his playing.”

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