RIP dearest Carlos. Your many musician friends across the pond in the UK will miss you greatly. The great warmth, generosity, enthusiasm and good humour you showed to all the UK artists each year at Christ Church during the jazz festival was so much appreciated and will never be forgotten. Much love to all Carlos’s family and friends. He was truly special ❤️
We are so sad to share that our friend Carlos Mercado, a long time enthusiastic jazz fest supporter and a fixture at Christ Church - Rochester, NY during our Made in the UK Series, has passed away. Carlos never hesitated to step in whenever needed, providing insightful intros for artists, enthusiastic support for the fest and Rochester, and a joyful welcome for music fans. He always had a smile on his face and his positive nature was so uplifting. We will miss you Carlos. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. May you rest in peace with music surrounding you. We will share any additional information as it becomes available.