Augusta Lee Collins, American blues musician, Died at 69


Augusta Lee Collins was born on November 27, 1949 in San Francisco, California and died on September 7, 2015.

He American blues musician.

His parents John Lee Collins and Verylean Hattie Williams had four children.

Augusta has collaborated with legends like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Herbie Hancock, Abbey Lincoln, George Duke, Hampton Hawes, Sun Ra, Bobby Hutcherson, Woody Shaw, Juilian “Cannonball” Adderley, Nate Adderley, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Charles Wright (of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band) and the Pointer Sisters to name a few.

He took interest in music at an early age.

Augusta has performed at the U.C. Berkeley Jazz Festival three times and the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Alameda County and California State Fairs.

He also performed at the African-American Museum and Library at Oakland three times and the Oakland Museum as well as performing with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, Harold Fiberman conductor and musical director and many other venues including much television (ABC, NBC PBS, CBS, KTVU community ran TV and many more.

He left behind his wife ‘Marchelle Collins’.

Augusta Lee Collins passed away at 69 years old in a traffic collision.