Malachi Ritscher

As many of you know, Greenleaf Music’s main office is located in Chicago, IL. The jazz community here is currently pretty shaken up by the recent death of one of our own. It’s a truly extraordinary story: moving, powerful and controversial.

I have been somewhat reticent to post about this. I did not know Malachi Ritscher so I wasn’t sure this was an appropriate place. But after reading about him I have come to believe his act was important. It is also inspiring to me. And it is pretty clear he would have wanted people to know what he did.

Peter Margasak of theChicago Reader first wrote about this. His blog tells the story. Check it out here.