I just found out. He did pass. Yoshis in Oakland is having a tribute with Joe deFrancesco and others. I am very sad, espcialy since after a lifetime of avoiding jazz with organ I got turned onto Jimmy's music (Cool Blues was my first taste and I liked it!!!!!!!!) I had just gotten tickets today to see Dr. Lonnie smith and Lou Donaldson, so much do I now like the genre that Jimmy Smith basicly created.