Father Norman J. O’Connor, Feisty Host of “Jazz with Father O’Connor,” Passes On

The Rev. Norman J. O’Connor, a Roman Catholic priest who was also a well-known authority on jazz, died last Sunday in Wayne, N.J., where he lived. He was 81. …

Father O’Connor, whose name was seldom mentioned in print without the words “the jazz priest” attached, began making a name for himself in the jazz world not long after being ordained as a Paulist priest in 1948.

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