Newtown saxophonist honors daughter, Sandy Hook victims

<p>Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jimmy Greene has released two albums since his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Marquez-Green, was killed in the Newtown shooting.</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 14, 2017, 10:02 PM

Updated 2,348 days ago

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On the fifth anniversary of one of the most somber days in history, people across the United States commemorated the Sandy Hook School shooting in a variety ways, including a Grammy-nominated saxophonist from Newtown.
Jimmy Greene has released two albums since his 6-year-old daughter, Ana Marquez-Green, was killed in the Newtown shooting.
Greene tells News 12 Connecticut that the first album, “Beautiful Life,” celebrates his daughter’s legacy and love for movement and music.
“She was a natural-born leader,” said Greene. “She was always organizing people to do things, create things."
Greene’s second album from earlier this year, “Flowers,” was inspired by a book of flowers that Ana had illustrated.
“The title of the book, the front page, was ‘Ana's Flower Book, by Ana to Dad,’”said Greene. “And I found it on her desk when I got home on the day of her murder, when I had sat in the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire House, and sat and waited hours and hours for the news. And when I got home, that was waiting on the desk.”
Greene tells News 12 that while the five-year anniversary is difficult, it is no different from every day that passes in which he no longer has his daughter.


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