What sad news. learning that another British great jazz musician Peter King has sadly passed away on Sunday just a few days after his 80th Birthday. Such a massive loss to the British music industry Thank you for your music Peter
A very Happy Birthday to the living legend Mr. Tony Bennett an incredible 94 years young today and still going strong we hope you have the most amazing Birthday and hope you still grace us with a song or three
Today would have been Miles Davis Birthday born this day in 1926
So sad to hear of the passing of the Legendary Jimmy Cobbs aged an incredible 91 years old Famed for his drumming playing for all the greats he was the last survivor of the Kind of Blue album
Just a heads up for all you Tubby Hayes enthusiasts tomorrow there is a new short drama released by Mono Media Films Called "The Little Giant" acted by Paul Tadman Charlie Carter Cassandra French Alexis Saunders
an original screenplay by Simon Spillett
Produced by Mark Baxter Directed by Lee Cogswell
Wow how fast time goes it is now 10 years since my uncle Fred passed away its been a weird few days thinking about him and what has been achieved in his name since he left us I know for sure he would have been excited that so many people have remembered him his work and the person he was he certainly would love all the attention his work has had the amazing reviews the book got "Ronnie Scott's 1959-69" so thank you everyone that looks at Art To Zoot
Please may I say a massive thank you to everyone that brought a copy of Freddy's book "Ronnie Scott's 1959-69" I really hope you have enjoyed reading it. Also a massive thank you to all the people that have given such amazing reviews you have been so kind in what you have said I am sure that Freddy would have never thought his work would be so highly praised its so sad that he isn't here to see it.
Had a lovely afternoon at the Ronnie Scott Blue Plaque event in Gerrard st in London's Soho, had a chat with Soho George a proper face in the area such a dapper fella met some amazing people spoke about the book and showed it to many that were there and interested shame about the weather but Ronnie would have really seen the funny side of this and most probably would have been saying look at all these idiots … it nice to be invited back to the club for a wine and a posh sarnie thank you to all involved you done Ronnie proud
"Wow" what a week this has been First of all the book came out with an exhibition at London's Barbican Centre chatted to lots of people who came and saw the exhibit and a few that didn't had wonderful feedback and comments I even done some interviews with a few more to follow also signed some books. Uncle Fred would have loved all the attention surrounding his work the thought that people still enjoying looking at these amazing photographs some 50 years on, people having a copy of the book on a coffee table in their homes or shops he really would be so so proud I know he would like to have thanked all involved and all those who have brought the book and came to the exhibition so on his behalf "Thank you so much"
Just wanted to say a special thank you to all the people that braved the weather and the nightmare on the underground to get to the Barbican on Saturday and Sunday you are amazing and I enjoyed meeting everyone and a massive thank you to all that brought a copy of the book