Why the new Kirk Reeves mural doesn’t have his famous hat.
In August, the city unveiled a mural in honor of the late
Kirk Reeves. The painting is a touching tribute to the smiling street
musician, famous for his trumpet and white dinner jacket, complete
More than 200 people huddled under the Hawthorne Bridge on Sunday evening at a candlelight vigil to remember "Working" Kirk Reeves—the 56-year-old street musician who for a decade played trumpet at the bridge's onramp in his distinctive white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse ears, until he shot himself earlier this month.Mayor Sam Adams declared Sunday as "Kirk Reeves Day," and an assembly of trumpeters and ...
WORKING ON SUNDAY:
“Working” Kirk Reeves, the 56-year-old Portland street musician known
for playing his trumpet while wearing a white tuxedo and Mickey Mouse
ears, was found dead at Bybee L
UPDATE: Oregon State Medical Examiner confirms musician died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"Working" Kirk Reeves, the longtime Portland street musician known for serenading motorists with his trumpet at the eastbound onramp of the Hawthorne Bridge, has died. He was 56 years old. A former computer analyst, Reeves became a fixture along Hawthorne Boulevard after moving to Portland from Boston in 1991, performing renditions of classic standards (including the Looney Tunes theme ...