Chris Dagley dies

Chris Dagley, star of NYJO in the 1990s and for the past few years house drummer at Ronnie Scott's died in a scooter accident on the morning of 28 July on the A40 west of London after leaving his gig at Ronnie's.

Chris will be remembered for his professional, propulsive work in many pickup bands with Americans around the UK and for his 'commercial' work with Eric Clapton, Take That, Jamiroquai, Van Morrison, Will Young and others. He represented first-class, no-nonsense musicianship in a jazz world where musical ability is often obscured by hype.

Chris was 38 years old and leaves a widow and three children. His death is a shocking and tragic loss for his family and the British jazz scene.

Chris Dagley (photo by Gordon Sapsed)