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RIP Keith Nichols (1945-2021)

Richard Pite writes:

Keith Nichols. Picture courtesy of Richard Pite

Very sad news. Keith Nichols passed away this morning. Keith had gone into London Hospital last Friday with problems relating to a much-delayed prostate operation. Whilst in hospital he fell ill with Covid. His wife Eve asked me to let everyone know.

Keith was a marvellous pianist, singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and authority on vintage jazz. He was a delightfully funny presenter and mixed scholarship and wit in a singularly entertaining way. He’ll be sorely missed.

Keith Nichols. Born Ilford 13 February 1945. Died London 20 January 2021(*)

LINKS: Biography from Keith Nichols’ website

Tribute by Richard Pite

(*) The first version of this article stated that Keith had died on 21 Jan, a day later, and we thank a good friend to this site who has now put us right. 

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