Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Carol, Anna, William, and family ... Thank you for sharing this beautiful service of tribute to our great Redeemer God and Savior, and to His amazingly gifted servant, Jamie. I have wept and rejoiced with you dear ones throughout this time of worship and reflection ... I have known, loved, admired, and prayed for Jamie since I was a college piano student of his inspiring and gifted mother, and had the privilege of being present in the audience at his solo performance at such a tender age, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. What a gift Jamie has been to all who've known him and his music, and what an earthly loss of Christ's Light and beauty, which he reflected so effectively in all he undertook. Be assured of my continued prayers for you, dear friends, as we greatly anticipate the wonderful reunion to take place in Heaven one day!
Sherie Clark, Tampa, FL, Nov. 4, 2021

Posted by Sherie Clark - Lutz (North Tampa), FL - Family Friend   November 04, 2021

My sympathy to Carol and family. I studied with Jamie Buswell at Indiana University.
He was such a great teacher, violinist and conductor. I feel blessed to have known
him. He taught with great intellect and humor as well.

Sue Saliny-Kemp, Chattanooga, TN. October 25th, 2021

Posted by Susan Saliny-Kemp - Chattanooga, TN   October 25, 2021

It's hard to imagine that someone so full of life as Jamie is no longer with us, but what a huge impact he had in this world. I only crossed paths with him in the many summers at Sarasota, but he left an indelible impression and a trove of fond memories, whether it be performances, classes, or just conversations at the lunch table. To Carol, Anna, and Will, I send my deepest condolences.

Posted by Jean Schneider - Brooklyn, NY   October 10, 2021

I just heard. Such a loss for Carol, family and all of us who knew him as colleague and friend. So many memories from Sarasota Music Festival. Beyond his fantastic musicianship he was always kind, receptive, understanding, and respectful. To paraphrase Dr. Suess, as he so often reminds me, "don't cry because he is gone, smile because he was here."

Posted by Trevor Cramer - Friend   October 04, 2021

To Carol and all the family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that your NYU colleagues are thinking of you and extending sincere condolences during this very sad time.

Posted by Laurie Hamilton - Oakland, NJ - Coworker   October 04, 2021

Our best wishes as well as our condolences to you and to your beautiful family, Carol. David and I were fortunate in having a friendship and mutual respect with Jamie that spanned many years, and we were especially blessed in more recent summers when you, Anna, William, and your parents inspired us with your incredible good will, talent, integrity, dedication, and wit. It was a joy to watch Jamie light up with pride in his exceptional wife and children.
We were touched yesterday by the ceremonial tribute and magnificent music making in the chapel of the First Congregational Church.
God Bless!
Linda and David Cerone

Posted by Linda Cerone - Sarasota, FL   October 03, 2021

One of the most memorable musicians I've encountered in my 25 year career, in multiple ways. Condolences to the family.

Posted by Michael Keelan - Lincoln, NE - Student   October 02, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Carol, Anna, William, Joshua and Rachel. I feel so fortunate to have studied with Jamie. His patience and hard work gave me the tools to fully express myself. He taught me so much about music, about life and about myself, and I apply his insights every time I pick up my violin or teach a lesson. He was warm, gregarious, and infectiously enthusiastic about music, art, history and life. His profound legacy will continue, and he will be deeply missed.

Posted by Jeanne Johnson - Alpharetta, GA - Student   October 02, 2021

My deepest condolences for Carol, Anna, William and the family. Cherish every moment with Mr. Buswell who had tremendous influence on me. The family will always in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs.

Posted by Ting Fang LEE - TAIWAN - Student   October 02, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Jamie's passing. I studied with Jamie years ago at IU. He was a wonderful teacher and wonderful person. He will be missed by all. My condolences to his family. God got a good one.

Posted by Jan Anderson - Bridgewater, CT - Student   October 02, 2021

Our deepest condolences for your loss Carol, Anna, and William. We are so fortunate to have known Jamie. He will be missed.

Posted by Angela, Jimmy, & Allie - Fullerton, CA - Family   October 02, 2021

We are heartbroken. We will dearly miss Jamie. Jon, Njioma and I are grateful for the wonder of Jamie as an outstanding teacher, family friend and human being. Our deepest condolences to Carol, Anna, William, Sam and the rest of the family.

Posted by Yvonne Brooks-Cline - Washington, DC - Friend   October 02, 2021

Dear Carol, Anna & William, Mr. Buswell was a wonderful deposit of God's Love and Wisdom into my life and the lives of many. As the old Scottish poem said Now a lovely flower, blooming fragrantly on the other side of the wall. Many Taiwanese friends also sends their best and shares in your sorrow and difficult submission. Allow grieving to do its puzzling work. The Glorious Reunion shall follow. Thank you for everything Jamie and Carol, and I hereby send my deepest condolences and utmost appreciation. Vincent

Posted by Vincent Chao - Taiwan - Student   October 02, 2021

So sorry to hear this. I learned so much from Mr. Buswell. He was always inspiring to me, as a teacher and as a chamber music partner. I use so much of what I learned from him every day. My condolences to Carol and everyone.

Posted by David Quiggle - Other   October 02, 2021

My deepest condolences for this loss that You, Ms Carol, and Your family have encountered.

Posted by Angelica Rosso - Other   October 02, 2021

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mr Buswell helped give direction to my life. I am eternally grateful to him. Much love.

Posted by Feargus Hetherington - Other   October 02, 2021

My deepest condolences for your loss, Carol. Jaime will be missed by many and he has impacted so many lives in a positive way. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

Posted by Veronique Mathieu    October 01, 2021

I am sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences to Carol and the rest of the family. I have worked with Mr Buswell (and his family and students) for many years and I will miss him. We made some really good recordings together (I was his recording engineer). I will definitely be in the online service this Saturday.

Posted by Simon Yue - Work   September 30, 2021

My deepest condolences to all of James' family. He will be greatly missed. Yes, we will all meet again, but the loss in this life still stands, and still hurts. May God grant you His peace and comfort.

Catherine White

Posted by Catherine White - Lexington, MA - Acquaintance   September 30, 2021

We send all of our love, strength, and support. Jamie will forever live in our hearts and in those of all the countless colleagues and artists he mentored and inspired. We treasure the collaborations, the conversations, and the shared ideals amassed over 54 years!

Posted by Robert Levin & Ya-Fei Chuang    September 30, 2021

What an enormous loss to his family, to the world of music and to friends, such as myself, who respected, admired and knew his generous soul.

Posted by Ani Kavafian - NY, NY - Friend   September 30, 2021

Jamie - A true artist, an inspiring collaborator, and a dear colleague. May his memory be eternal. Sincerest condolences to Carol and his family.

Posted by Steven Karidoyanes    September 30, 2021

I am saddened to read this news. James Buswell was an incredibly inspiring player and teacher during my years at the New College Music Festival. My condolences to his family and close friends.

Posted by Ray Shows    September 30, 2021

We are heartbroken to hear the news of Jamie's passing. We cherish our memories of Jamie from Marlboro in 1972-1973 and will always remember his incredible artistry as well as his sunny and warm personality. We send our deepest sympathies to Carol, Anna, and William and family.

Posted by Lydia Artymiw and David Grayson    September 29, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this news. I had the great privilege of studying with Mr. Buswell years ago at Musicorda after meeting him at Covenant College during a master class, where he invited me to come study with him. We reconnected through email a few months ago, however briefly, and I am glad we did. I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family. Many hugs.

Posted by Elizabeth Hurley Clement - Friend   September 29, 2021

Our prayers have been and are with you.

Posted by Tom Foth - Melrose, MA - Friend   September 29, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Jamie. He was a great man with great talents. He was a memorable member of our church. He will be greatly missed ❤

Posted by Virginia Altmann - Melrose, MA - Friend   September 29, 2021

Dear Carol, Anna, and William, I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss. Mr. Buswell was brilliant, gifted, generous, and kind, and I was so fortunate to get to know him in these recent years, but what I will remember the most is how much he loved you all. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Julia Wong - Boston, MA   September 29, 2021