Norman Durkee, longtime music director for Teatro ZinZanni, died Sunday.
Mr. Durkee, who was with the dinner theatre/cabaret show from the beginning, in 1998, had left ZinZanni in 2012 and was recovering from serious health problems, having suffered congestive heart failure and a double bypass two years ago. He was 65 years old.
A Seattle Times article last November reported on Durkee’s many accomplishments in the worlds of jazz, theater, modern classical music and rock, as the company launched a tribute to his 15 years of service with the show. At the last minute, the brilliant and whimsical musician was hospitalized and was unable to attend the tribute.
Look for a complete obituary later this week in The Seattle Times.