Musicians gather to pay tribute to jazz ace

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Musicians and music fans will join forces tonight to celebrate the life of a true stalwart of the Doncaster jazz scene.

Clarinettist Graham Galtrey, who died last year aged 72, was a well known face in the town’s jazz music fraternity, performing alongside the renowned Knights Of Jazz at the Butcher’s Arms in Braithwell for many years as well as other venues across town.

Now Jazz Into Doncaster has organised a tribute night to the Auckley-based performer a year on from his death.

The Tribute To Graham Galtrey night will be held at The Con Club – Doncaster Conservative Club, South Parade – tonight and will feature colleagues who appeared with him in Knights of Jazz performing a selection of jazz classics as well as songs regularly performed by Graham as part of his repertoire.

On saxs and clarinets will be Pete Moxon and Gerry Nugent while Fred Fields will take to the guitar with Tony Prince on double bass. Andrew Flavell on piano, Trevor Williams on drums and vocalist Ivor Moore will complete the line-up. Also hoping to take part are singer Sue Fisher and Keith Goddard on banjo and guitar.

The session gets underway at 8.30pm, admission is £6.

Pictures of jazz stars by Graham’s late artist wife Annette will also be on show.