One of the most moving occasions I went to in 2008 was the memorial to Campbell Burnap (above) held at Lords Cricket ground. Burnap was a trombonist, and also one of the great voices of jazz broadcasting. And a very likeable, popular and charming man.
Burnap’s 100-year old father was unable to get down from Edinburgh to London, so the occasion was filmed for his benefit. There was good music, and the event was very professionally presented by broadcaster Russell Davies and actor Michael Simkins, (brother of superb, extremely likeable alto saxophonist Geoff Simkins). The family has released a professionally edited DVD of the occasion, which is for sale. With ALL the proceeds going to two charities:
-Human Rights Watch UK- for their work with children]
-Pancreatic Cancer UK
Campbell was a much-liked member of the jazz community: £2,000 has already been raised purely from sales of DVDs .
To buy one, either send a cheque (with name, postal address, e-mail address and tel. no.) to:
Jennifer Burnap (Campbell Burnap Memorial DVD Account)
36, Glengarry Road,
London SE22 8QD
Or for details of how to make a bank transfer, the best way is to email Jennifer Burnap: firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is also a gig on May 28th lunchtime by fellow trombonists Bone Supremacy in Burnap’s memory: see recommended list on the left for details.