Gerry Niewood

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Gerry Niewood playing at Pori Jazz in 1974.

Gerry Niewood (April 6, 1943 – February 12, 2009), born Gerard Joseph Nevidosky, was an American jazz saxophonist and flutist who worked often with Chuck Mangione. Like Mangione, Niewood was born in Rochester, New York, and graduated from the Eastman School of Music.

He worked with Mangione from 1968 to 1976 and shortly after led a band with Dave Samuels. He spent most of his career as a session musician. In the 1990s, he returned to playing with Mangione. He and band member Coleman Mellett died in the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009.[1]



  • The Gerry Niewood Album (Sagoma/DGM, 1975)
  • Slow Hot Wind (A&M, 1975)
  • Gerry Niewood and Timepiece (A&M\Horizon, 1977)
  • Share My Dream (DMP, 1985)
  • Alone (Profile, 1988)
  • Facets (Native Language, 2004)

As sideman[edit]

With Walter Bishop Jr.

With Chuck Mangione

With Gap Mangione

  • Planet Gap (1998)
  • Stolen Moments (2003)
  • Family Holidays (2004)

With others


  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Gerry Niewood". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 May 2017.

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