Growing up in Columbia, MO, my life was greatly impacted by a small handful of people who were deeply passionate about music and deeply committed to sharing their knowledge, experience and enthusiasms with others. Jeff Breeze was one of those people. I didn’t have a close personal relationship with Jeff but I would see him at Whizz and at various shows around town, some of the most remarkable of which only happened due to Jeff’s tireless efforts. He always had a smile, an encouraging word, and a recommendation on a record or zine I might like. He was right at the center of Columbia music, doing his part as the glue that held everyone together. I’m not surprised to learn that he was just as indispensable to and beloved by his adopted Boston community as he was to us. He will be greatly missed.