Sudden death of former Fife jazz musician Linsey Anne Govoni aged 42
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Linsey Anne Govoni (née McDonald) started playing trumpet when she was 11, having first learned cello with her twin sister, Kirsten. Whilst at high school she was a pupil at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) juniors before progressing to study for a music degree at RSAMD seniors.Jazz was her passion from an early age. She played with Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra then joined the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2002, playing lead trumpet. She joined the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra the same year.In 2006, Linsey auditioned in Dublin and won a scholarship to study jazz trumpet at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.
During her first year Linsey played in all three of the Berklee Big Bands, including The Berklee Baseball Samurai at the opening of the baseball play-offs, considered a great honour in America. With the Berklee Concert Orchestra, Linsey performed with Maria Shneider, an influential female performer on the jazz scene.
In 2016, Linsey played with Adele in Boston during her ‘Adele Live 2016’ concert tour.
During her time in the States, Linsey met, then later married Dino Govoni, a popular East Coast jazz saxophonist and staff member at Berklee.
Linsey is survived by husband, Dino, stepson Michael, daughter Olivia and son Dino Jr.