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Friday, July 05, 2019

RIP Gavin Belton

Ray Harley has informed me that Gavin Belton, banjoist with the Tees Valley Jazzmen passed away yesterday in hospital aged 71. Along with his brother Keith, Gavin was a founder member of the band which has been going for circa 50 years mainly, as the name implies, in and around Teesside.

We'd love to hear from anyone who could tell us more about Gavin's playing career.
May he rest in peace.
Lance (Photo courtesy of Brian Bennett)

1 comment :

Alan Rudd said...

Sad to read the news about Gavin Belton’s passing, I played for the Tees Valley Jazzmen for a few years, and had some interesting and amusing experiences with Gavin & his brother Keith & TVJ.

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