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Sunday, April 07, 2019

Best Wishes to Dave Weisser.

Sad to report that the iconic modern jazz cornetist/vocalist Dave Weisser has been hospitalised after a fall. Dave and Jude were in a Durham bookstore where Dave missed his footing causing some quadricep damage. His leg is in plaster. 

Dave, whose Take it to the Bridge workshops are now part of northeast jazz-lore, has long been an inspirational figure for aspiring jazz musicians, encouraging everyone who takes part in his long-running Wednesday night sessions currently held at the Globe, Newcastle. Many of the region's big-hitters dipped their toes in the water there or at previous venues such as the Chilli on Chilli Rd. He is a legend and always will be.

Sincere best wishes and may he recover from this latest setback asap.
Lance.

13 comments :

Pam & Dave (on F/b) said...

Aww best wishes Dave for a speedy recovery Pam and Dave Clarke x

Jude Murphy (on F/b) said...

I'll pass on your best wishes tomorrow Lance.
Meanwhile, I have to tell you this as it's such a typically Dave response even while in severe pain.
His first thought after he missed that damn step was to locate the biography of Trane that he'd dropped in the process!

Chris Barker said...

I remember Dave from my days in JG Windows in the late 70s. My enduring memory of him was asking me if I had any araldite cos his crown had come out and he wanted to glue it back in! (it worked too)

Russell said...

Good on yer Dave, the Trane biography is more important than a mere leg injury!

Roly said...

Very sorry to hear of this Dave. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Best wishes
Roly

Lance said...

Must have been Giant Steps where he fell.

Unknown said...

Get well soon Dave, all the way from Japan! You don't need your leg to play trumpet though, so no excuses!

Lance said...

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Norman said...

Hi Dave it should be me tripping up steps not you but thanks for taking my turn! Hope you are up and about soon
Norman

Anonymous said...

From Ann Alex, Dave, you are always so encouraging to me with my singing, best wishes for better health soon, love, Ann

berti said...

Get well soon Dave.....you were a miss at Keith's plaque unveiling last Sunday.

Patti said...

And very best wishes for a tolerably pain free rehab, Dave - from Trumpet Towers in West Jesmond. Patti xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave Sorry to hear of your fall. I know what you are going through as I broke my leg and needed a complete HIP re -placement Get well soon.

Kindest regards Raymond Newton Double Bass /Cello Bass Guitar player.

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