Nev Taylor RIP 24th Sept 2019

27/09/19 - It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that my dad Nev Taylor, passed away on Tuesday September 24th 2019.

He died peacefully in Perth Royal Infirmary surrounded by his family.

Nev is survived by his ‘beautiful Scottish wife’ Cathie, 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Nev was an active drummer on the Manchester scene from the early 1950’s until 1973 when the family moved to Perthshire.

Nev played with a number of bands including The Mart Roger Jazz Aces, Alan Hare’s Bluenote Jazzmen, Randy Coleville and Pete Haslam Collegians, The Dallas Jazz Band, The Harlem Hot Stompers and his own Nev Taylor Jump Band.

Funeral details are October 14th 3pm Perth Crematorium followed by a reception at Auchterarder Golf Club.

Grant Taylor

28/09/19 -

Thank you for sharing . I remember Nev Taylor very well from those Manchester days  Love to his family .

Sheila Collier

02/10/19 -

I knew Nev and remember his 21st birthday party at the Deanwater Hotel in Woodford! Mart had left his Jazz Aces when he was called up to go for National Service. He must have had a few days leave to be at the party and a photo taken showed Sue Macmanus, Tom Alker, Dizzy Burton, Mart, Nev, Bob Power and John Mayall. It must have been some of the Jazz Aces and a one or two from the Manchester Art School band. I remember Nev introducing me to Cathie at the Clarendon.

Happy days!
Janet Rodger


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