Wishing a happy heavenly birthday to Avo Uvezian. (March 22, 1926 - March 24, 2017). Avo was an amazing guy. I had the good fortune of spending almost a decade of birthday parties with him in New York, launching his annual limited edition cigars with friends and customers year after year. We enjoyed chatting about cigars of course, but most of our time was spent talking music. Avo was a Juilliard alum, and i a Berklee alum. Our mutual affection for jazz, performing arts, and of course premium cigars was indeed a unique bond. This photograph was taken at Avo’s 83rd birthday party in 2009, launching the limited edition Compañeros.