Shocking news today. Chris Dagley (above) was killed when returning from a gig at Ronnie Scott’s on his motor bike. Aged just 39, there can be nobody who brought such energy and enthusiasm to his work as a musician. Friends from MYJO and NYJO, Colleagues at Ronnie’s, people who remember recording sessions such as an important CD with Clare Teal are talking about him today with the warmth and affection which is the norm for the British jazz community.
This is a cruel and utterly tragic loss.
-RONNIE’S BENEFIT On Monday September 20th Ronnie Scott’s is hosting a benefit gig for Chris’s dependents. Details HERE.
– HOW TO DONATE Following a conversation with Chris’s family today (Aug 20th)
People who would like to send donations to support Chris Dagley’s family should send a cheque payable to
CHRIS DAGLEY (BSCC) MEMORIAL
to the Funeral Directors
164 FIELD END ROAD
– OBITUARY A full obituary by John Fordham in the Guardian can be found here.
– FACEBOOK PAGE A memorial page on Facebook with several video clips
-FUNERAL Chris Dagley’s funeral was on Thursday 12th August at noon, at Breakspear Crematorium, Breakspear Rd, Ruislip HA4 7SJ
-BENEFIT GIG AUG 22ND Andy Panayi has organized a benefit concert DETAILS HERE