Last updated Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 20:01:02
19th Jan 1929 - 8th Jan 2021
Producer of the Independent Jazz List
Pat's story - "The
Independent Jazz List made its first appearance in July 1990
and I'm glad to say that many of our first subscribers are
still loyal supporters. Each bi-monthly issue introduces new
releases with details of personnel and tunes played. My own
interest in traditional jazz goes way back to the days in
the '50's when I was managing various bands, and even before
that when I was introduced to my boyfriend's precious
collection of 78's.
Happy Jazzing - Pat Bebby
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pat Bebby on 8th January 2021. She was 91. Pat was well known around the northern jazz scene, managing her own band in the 1950s and 1960s which included her first husband, Jim Percival, on trumpet. Later, until about 2010, she published the Independent Jazz List and sold the listed music on behalf of several jazz bands across the country. She was a regular at festivals and was recognised, and introduced to the crowd, as recently as 2019 at the Newtown National Club, Rochdale. Pat's son, Terry, can be contacted at email@example.com with any memories you may wish to share about her extraordinary life.
Iím not sure how many of
the current members knew Pat Bebby, probably John Higham and
myself and maybe Peter Darwin. I know John Lawrence. Nob
Baldwin, Frank Robinson and Don Lydiatt knew her very well
going back to the 50s I guess.
Sorry to hear of the death of Pat Bebby. Founder and producer of Independent Jazz List. In the 1990s Pat also ran a jazz club in Failsworth where we played a few times. During her life she contributed much to the Manchester jazz scene.
Condolences to her family.
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