trumpeter jaimie branch passed away on Monday night at her residence in the Red Hook neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Branch's rendition of improvisational music merged punk aggression with cutting-edge skill, winning praise both inside and outside of jazz circles.
International Anthem, the Chicago-based record label that distributed her music, made a statement about her passing.
(The statement, which was written after consulting with her family, didn't give a reason.) 39 years old."
Her loved ones, friends, and neighbourhood are devastated.
Jaimie touched countless people with her music and soul, both of which are fearless, true, and beautiful, and which will live on in hearts and ears forever.
She was a daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend, and teacher "In discussion with her family, the label stated.