City Unveils Michael Bany Way

Aug 3, 2009 at 10:22 am

The city of Cincinnati memorialized a fallen local musician Friday by unveiling Michael Bany Way in Over-the-Rhine. Formerly called Jail Alley, it runs off of Main Street, where Bany was killed in 1995 following a performance.

Bany's brother Mark has worked tirelessly to recognize his brother's accomplishments and to help the local music community via the Michael W. Bany Music Scholarship Fund. At Friday's event Mark presented this year's scholarship to Jalessa Andrews, who will attend Bethune-Cookman College to pursue a degree in music education. —-

[See more photos from the event here. Local videographer/musician Chuck Land (of The Chuck Land Show fame) also documented the dedication ceremony; check out his work here.]

Michael Bany was a fixture on the local music scene for 25 years, playing with popular local bands such as The Goshorn Brothers, Wheels and The Bluebirds.

[Photo of Mark Bany by Cameron Knight]