Arlen-Archer_©DanielQuatPhotography_4572.jpg

Arlen Asher, a legend among New Mexico jazz musicians and aficionados, died Friday at 91 from complications from a stroke.

Arlen Asher was a multi-instrument maestro who played clarinet, saxophone and flute.

A legend among New Mexico jazz musicians and aficionados, he educated thousands of children over a 42-year teaching career and co-hosted a popular weekly radio show on KSFR-FM, The Jazz Experience, for a decade.

Asher died Friday at 91 from complications from a stroke.

Popular in the Community