Thursday, 9 July 2009

A friend of jazz

Joe Morello and Len Dobbin, Montreal Drum Fest, 2002

We were shocked to hear of Len Dobbin's passing last night at Montreal's Upstairs Club where he was catching trombonist Ray Anderson. For well over fifty years, Len has been the "go-to" man for anybody who wanted to know anything about jazz in this city. Len was passionate about jazz and knew just about every practitioner who lived here or who was passing through. Len was a broadcaster, radio producer, reviewer, and photographer. A gentle man who will be missed.

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