Final founder member of Norwich Big Band Club passes away

The Norwich Jazz and Big Band Society have received some sad news, as the last of its founder members has passed away.

Peter Solomon, from Costessey, who together with John and Olive Feuell founded the Norwich Big Band Club in 1973 at the Romany Rye pub on Colman Road, has died at the age of 81 after a short illness.

Doug Fulcher, honorary secretary of The Norwich Jazz and Big Band Society, said: 'During the past 38 years meetings have been held at various venues throughout the city, where a small dedicated group of big band enthusiasts meet monthly to enjoy the music from the big band era.

'Peter was a dedicated listener to music from this period and his home resounded to the tunes made famous by the likes of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and the many others who made the big bands swing.

'The group very much regret the loss of such a passionate follower of their music.'

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The Society meets monthly at the White Horse pub in Trowse, call Mr Fulcher on 01603 431875 if you're interested in joining.

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