I am deeply saddened today to hear from Jazz Services of the death of publicist Helen Maleed after a long battle against cancer. A thoughtful, helpful, incredibly positive person with a genuine love of the music cruelly taken from among us decades too early.
This is indeed very sad as she was a person who positively affected those around her.
She was an amazing, warm-hearted and open woman and I was lucky to call her a friend. She also hated injustice of all kinds and was prepared to stand up for her beliefs. She was very involved in miscarriage of justice campaigns such as the Guildford Nine. RIP.
I remember first meeting Helen at a John Stevens' gig at the Tenor Clef in Hoxton many years ago. Always larger than life, always generous. A loss to all, much too soon.
She new her onions alright ! ,I did speak to her
on face book a while back and she was very candid about what she was facing, she was extremely brave!
Always good fun and the first up the bar , every time !
I will miss her and so will all of New Cross. Helens stamping ground and where she relaxed after work! RIP Helen . Bill lewington
I met Helen for the first time at a jam session at Shinos. She was bouncing about with joy and was always the same whenever I bumped into her at this or that jazz event. She will be sorely missed by the jazz community. R.I.P. Helen – Geoff Eales
truly a one-off, terrible to hear she is gone. a gorgeous generous woman with a big heart and an almighty bounce … helen, gonna miss your bright spark
I had the absolute pleasure of knowing and working with Helen and still cannot believe such a person so full of life could not be here anymore. Her love of music and energy were phenomenal and she always gave 100% for you. RIP Helen – I'll never forget you.