Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kansas City Jazz Scene Mourns Dionne Jeroue



A dedication from a Kansas City Jazz insider who sent word our way . . .

"Everyone connected with the KC music community suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of one of our most beloved fellow artists, Ms Dionne Jeroue. She was a tremendous talent, a compassionate and caring friend and had an indomitable spirit and energy that affected and uplifted anyone she was around. She will be sorrily missed by us all indeed. The KC Jazz Lovers Facebook page will be dedicating the weekend to Dionne's memory by posting several of her performance videos one at a time over the course of today and tomorrow. She may not be here with us but her music is alive and kickin in these videos. If you're going to listen, please do her and the musicians justice and put on some phones or buds for sound."

Here's a look at a great moment from Ms. Dionne Jeroue, no that's not TKC playing drums in the background.

 Kansas City jazz singer Dionne Jeroue died in her home Thursday night. She was 35 years old.

36 Comments:

Anonymous said...

No! What the hell happened?

Anonymous said...

Damn hate to see this news she was so much better than that blonde who thinks she is this good.

Anonymous said...

What happened

Anonymous said...

Pitch says she was found dead at home.

Anonymous said...

She gave horrible head.

Anonymous said...

suicide?

Anonymous said...

Stray bullet from a drive by!

Anonymous said...

Never even heard of her - RIP whoever you are!

Lawrence McPherson said...

Dionne is a "shooting Star" taken from us way too soon, and has left behind questions that may never be answered. One thing is for sure, she has touched many lives with her energy, compassion, love, and passion. Love you Sis. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous said...

I know it said she was found dead at her home but what happened? It would give us all some closure to know. She was an amazing talent. So sad.

Anonymous said...

Another dead nigger in the hood..

Anonymous said...

I looked on casenet, she had serious financial issues. Was about to lose her home and looks like she had a significant default in some other area. She got D.O. from that medical college on Independence Avenue but it doesn't look like she was practicing. Maybe failed the board exams.

Anonymous said...

6:00 might have just nailed it. Failing boards is often a final trigger to shutting things down.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. Even sadder is how this is being covered up. Why not tell the truth. She's not the only person struggling in this fucked up mess of a city-country.

Missingsiss said...

Dionne was absolutely amazing! Anyone who met her was instantly drawn to her. She will be sorely missed.

Disappointed in Humanity said...

I don't know what is wrong with some of you people. She has grieving family and you all just want to gossip about it and joke about drive-by shootings. What if this was your friend or sister? Grow up and get a life.

Tiffany DeBoe said...

Completely agree with Disappointed in Humanity-show some RESPECT! This is someone's friend, sister, daughter, MOTHER. Imagine if it were you missing a loved one. Does it matter how they left us? The point is they're gone and we're all here hurting and wondering why. Dionne is loved very much and I for one will never be the same without her in this world!

Anonymous said...

she isn't famous, lets keep it private.

time tough out there

Anonymous said...

bullet to the head? overdose? hung herself????

Anonymous said...

I hope one of the things you mentioned happens to you.

P Bear said...

The Bear says, respect for the dead.

Nick V. said...

Please edit the Anonymous Idiot that is making racist and sexist comments about Dionne. She was a wonderful woman and deserves better.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Some people on here are cold hearted lowlife losers judging from the comments being made. For those of you, you know who I am talking about, you should be ashamed of themselves. Dionne was an amazing talent who will be missed immensely and does not deserve the horrible ignorant comments being made. It would be nice to find out what happened to her though. Why the secrecy surrounding her death? It will give people closure. Also if she was struggling with something then by bringing it to light it may help others. Just saying she is not the only person struggling with issues in this town whether it be financial problems or something worse. RIP and much love and respect we will miss you.

Anonymous said...

What in the hell is wrong with some of you people! Feel free not to post a comment if it going to obscene, idiotic, or cruel. She was an amazing person, and my best friend. If you want to embarrass yourself and act like a ridiculous jerk, do it at someone else's expense, not hers.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who is close to Dionne-her friends and family all know what the circumstances are in regards to her death, if you don't know of anyone to tell you, then it deserves it's privacy. I promise you right now, it's not going up on social media, give us all time to grieve. We all have questions and it's hard enough dealing with her absence, then we who love her have to hear this crap above! Be respectful.

Anonymous said...

I was a good friend of hers and no one will talk about the circumstances surrounding her death (not her family nor her band mates nor the man she was seeing whose name I will not mention) I really hope nothing suspicious happened. All I have to say is she was loved by many and was a rare and true gem in the Kansas City Jazz scene. She was an incredible friend and nice to everyone who knew her. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Actually, do not post information on the web about Dionne if you are coming on here and selfishly withholding information. Just because some of us were not in her band or her family DOES NOT mean that we did not value her or care for her. Sometimes you musicians are so selfish and don't even realize when you mistreat your own audiences and music listeners. The time and cost it takes to drive to hear you perform yet you want to act like you have some mysterious secret just because you know jazz.
Let people know what happened otherwise there will always be speculation.
And maybe it's a blow to all of your egos that not everyone thinks that Kansas City jazz music is all there is in life! You are not special for knowing a lick here or there.

Anonymous said...

bullet to the noggin.

Anonymous said...

Why the secrecy surrounding her death?

Anonymous said...

For Dionne to have had so many "friends" out there and she also had so many musicians who called her daughter or sister, then why was she not able to pay only $1500 for her apartment? Why was she at the point of being kicked out of her apartment? It doesn't make sense especially since she was raising money for others. Sorry, but I can't understand why she felt all alone. You can look at her pictures and something in her eyes changed in the last few months. You can see how tired she looked. She was screaming for help and you all were too busy expecting her to make YOU FEEL BETTER! What about her?????

Anonymous said...

The rumors that it was financial issues "a horrible and inaccurate piece of gossip; however, do not hold as much truth as some suspected — and, frankly, even if they did — sadly, this tragedy remains a mystery to all who cared for. They are not only highly misleading and inaccurate but also extremely hurtful and disrespectful to the memory of Dionne.
While we can all speculate on causes and explanations, the one truth here is that it's utterly devastating. My heart goes out to Dionne.

Malik James said...

She was as close as family to me and to others. Some respect would be greatly appreciated because i know you'd want the same for someone you're close to

Malik James said...

She was as close as family to me and to others. Some respect would be greatly appreciated, as i know you would expect the same for one of your family members

Tasha James said...

It's unfortunate you chose to share such information. As mentioned above, show some respect. God rest her beautiful soul and have mercy on yours.

Tasha James said...

No, she didn't fail, she CHOSE to sing!

Tasha James said...

Agreed