Jazz drummer Steve Grover ’75 of Farmingdale, ME, died on July 7 at Maine General Hospital surrounded by his family. A cofounder of the Friends of Jazz, Grover presented jazz performances in hundreds of Maine schools and communities with visiting artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Tate, and Gray Sargent. Grover also released 10 albums featuring his original jazz compositions. He leaves his mother, Senja Grover, and brother Ralph.
Guitarist and songwriter Scott Lee Young ’80 passed away on Tuesday, June 28 at his home in Easton, PA, after a long-term illness. He was 60. Young’s original songs were influenced by progressive rock, blues, and jazz and he was a member of several bands that performed throughout the Northeast over the past 40 years. Young also earned his fourth-degree black belt in Korean swordsmanship and studied other martial arts. He leaves his daughter Mary and his parents.
Carol Sovinski of Sherman Oaks, CA, died on April 27. She was 55. Sovinski earned her bachelor’s degree at Berklee and her law degree from Pepperdine University. She worked as an entertainment lawyer and was the cofounder of Audiomachine, a digital music licensing company specializing in original music and sound design for film, television and video games.