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RIP Dennis Matthews

We wrote last December about the closure of Crescendo Magazine. Founder/Editor Dennis H Matthews passed away in Chase Farm Hospital on July 4th, and his funeral is taking place this afternoon at Slough Crematorium.

Digby Fairweather gave us a tribute: ” Dennis carried the flame for the glory days of Big Band, and for its British and American stars for decades in the columns of Crescendo.” Digby remembers that Dennis also promoted gigs involving the top players in the country to celebrate the legacy.

According to the jazzprofessional.com website, a substantial part of the back issues are available in digital form, for purchase. We have not been able to verify whether this material is still available and/or whether the price quoted is still current.

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