Digby Fairweather

Digby became a fulltime jazzman in 1977 after twelve years as a qualified librarian in Southend-on-Sea working night by exhausting night in everything from local soul and dance bands to avant-garde jazz ensembles in Southend and all over his home-county of Essex. From 1973 he began working his way up the professional ladder as a junior partner in established jazz bands led by Hugh Rainey, David 'Eggy' Ley, Eric Silk, Keith Nichols, Ron Russell and Lennie Hastings. He was also privileged to work with trumpeter Alex Welsh's band (frequently as Welsh's deputy) and recorded his first album with Welsh's band in 1974. To Find out more about Digby click here to see his website

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