Bassist Dwayne Burno died December 28, 2013 in New York City following a nearly decade long battle with kidney disease. He was 43 years old. Born into a musical family, Burno began playing double bass at 16 and entered the Berklee College of Music two years later. He performed with dozens of jazz greats, including Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Benny Golson, Clifford Jordan, Joe Henderson, Roy Haynes, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Hargrove, Cedar Walton and Nicholas Payton, and appeared on more than 50 recordings. He also led his own quintet.