Wendell Logan (1940-2010) was the Chair of the Jazz Studies Program and Professor of African American Music in the Conservatory. The common area of the Bertram and Judith Kohl Building was named in his honor mere weeks before his death.
Announcing his passing
"Dear Faculty, Staff, Alumni and Students:
"It is with great sorrow that I write to inform you that Professor Wendell Logan passed away last night. This is a tremendous loss to our community and the world of music. His profound impact on our lives and his work as an artist and teacher will continue to influence generations of young musicians. He leaves a legacy of courage, accomplishment, artistry, and humanity that will be a permanent inspiration for us all.
"Please forgive the brevity of this message, but I wanted to communicate this news to you immediately. A formal announcement including the family's wishes for the memorial will be posted on the Oberlin website in the very near future.
"I know we will all keep Wendell's family in our thoughts and prayers."
--David Stull, Dean of the Conservatory