Obituary: Willie Garnett 25/08/1938 – 15/10/2021

Peter Vacher
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Everybody on the London jazz scene seemed to know saxophonist Willie Garnett, who has died aged 83, whether as a bandstand companion, big band leader, emergency instrument repairer or all-round good guy.  The outpouring of affectionate tributes, anecdotes, and condolences that has flooded social media says it all.

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