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13,248 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 667 of them this year alone and, so far, 75 this month (May 16).

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May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club. 8:30pm start.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Thursday, March 28, 2019

RIP Eddie Piper (1934-2019)


I've just learned of the death of bass player Eddie Piper. Eddie was a founder member of the Pheonix Jazzband, playing double bass and tuba, and was present when the band went on a three-week tour of Poland in 1968. 

He was a fine musician with a great sense of humour, and apart from the Pheonix he had spells with the Vieux Carre Jazzmen and was also a member of the Stanley Civic Orchestra which specialised in playing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan! 

Eddie left the area some years ago to work in Pontefract but returned on his retirement. The funeral is at Mountsett Crematorium on Wednesday 10th April, 2pm.
Gordon Solomon.

1 comment :

Gordon Solomon said...

The drummer shown in the photo is Brian Liddell, not Derek Dalton as credited. Derek joined the band some years later on trumpet.
Gordon Solomon.

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