Oscar Treadwell, 79

Cinncinnati jazz radio host Oscar Treadwell was a legend in the business. “He and his passion for music were immortalized by some of jazz’s masters. Charlie Parker composed “An Oscar for Treadwell,” which he recorded in 1949 with Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and Buddy Rich. In 1950, Wardell Gray recorded “Treadin’ with Treadwell.” And in 1955, Monk sent Mr. Treadwell a copy of his composition “Oska T” for use as a theme song.”