We are sad to hear of the passing of drummer Trevor Tomkins at the age of 81. In recent years he has been an inspiring, enlivening teacher for generations of jazz musicians at Guildhall School, and the instigator/ promoter of one of the weekly musician-led gigs which are a cornerstone of the London scene, at various venues in the Isleworth area.
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His playing career is well summarised in the biography below. Sympathies to family, friends and Guildhall colleagues and students past and present. Tribute to follow.