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RIP Peter King 1940-2020

Very sad news. One of the very greats of British jazz, saxophonist Peter King, passed away on Sunday 23 August, just a few days after his 80th birthday. He had been ill for some time.

Peter King, 2009. Photo credit Tim Dickeson


These tributes and birthday wishes from friends, colleagues and fans for his eightieth birthday are now particularly poignant.

Peter was informed about the greetings, and responded with typical modesty by email: “Oh Man!! I feel humbled…..”

In sadness.

Peter John King. Born Kingston, Surrey, 11 August 1940. Died Putney, 23 August 2020)

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