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The BBC has reported the death of saxophonist Andy Hamilton earkier today at the age of 94. A major figure in British jazz, he went on playing and inspiring in the West Midlands until a few months ago. He was awarded the MBE for services to music in Birmingham in 2008. He passed away peacefully. RIP. Here is how Peter Bacon of Birmingham’s Jazz Breakfast blog reports the news.
Andrew Raphael Thomas Hamilton MBE (born Port Maria, Jamaica 26th March 1918. Died 3rd June 2012)