So sad to learn about Dan Serro’s passing.
I knew him for many years all the way back to his loft on Great Jones St and then on William St.
A real true jazz hipster!
Did you know that besides being a fanatical record collector he also sold Fuller Brush and Avon products.
I remember visiting his loft several times and seeing everything laid out on tables.
His vinyl collection was definitely one of a kind.
Massive! And all in alphabetical order too.
Back in the 90s I would occasionally hear from him.
He told me he was relistening to his entire collection in order I think he was up to Ella Fitzgerald then a while later I saw him again and he was up to Lightnin’ Hopkins.
I don’t know how far he got.
Last time I saw him was at the Vision Fest few years back:
Above is a pic I snapped. I have more and will post when I can lay my hands on them.
R.I.P. Dan Serro.
Daniel Serro-Boim born March 22, 1934 in New York passed away on January 26, 2018. His wife Nola Simmons (maiden name) passed away September 2003. Dan resided with his long time companion Casandra. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved and collected jazz and wrote poetry, produced a few records, published his poetry. Traveled to different countries like Germany, Japan, etc. He is survived by his sister Dorothy and his children Jeff, Richard, Jennifer, Christine, Anastacia (Stacey) and grandchildren… Arrangements made by Blasberg-Rubin-Zilbert (305)865-2353.