Musician Dad of Girl Killed in Newtown Plans Album

August 7, 2014 - 1:05 AM

School Shooting Saxophonist

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, Jimmy Greene, left, kisses his wife Nelba Marquez-Greene as he holds a portrait of their daughter, Sandy Hook School shooting victim Ana Marquez-Greene, at a news conference in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Jimmy Greene, an internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader, is preparing an album, called “A Beautiful Life,” inspired by his daughter. He plans to play selections from the album Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at the Litchfield, Conn., Jazz Festival. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The musician father of a 6-year-old girl killed in the Newtown school shooting is preparing an album dedicated to her life.

While the world knows how Ana Grace Marquez-Greene died, jazz saxophonist Jimmy Greene wants the public to know how his daughter lived.

After Ana was killed in December 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, her father found a homemade book on her desk titled "Ana's flower book for Dad." The booked was filled with pages of flowers drawn in different colors and shapes.

The new record will include Ana singing the hymn "Come Thou Almighty King" with her brother playing on the piano. Greene sings about his hope to one day join her in Heaven.

He plans to play a few songs from the album at the Litchfield Jazz Festival on Sunday.