A MUCH-LOVED saxophonist will be remembered next week at a special jazz concert playing tribute to his skill and his kind and friendly nature.
A Night for Phil will be held on Wednesday in the Drayton Court Hotel, The Avenue, West Ealing.
The event is in fond memory of Phil Day, who died in July aged 71 after a short illness. Although an Enfield resident, the tenor saxophonist was a regular face around Ealing.
He was a member of the popular big band Sound of 17 and had not missed a single Ealing Jazz Festival since they began in 1985.
Dick Esmond, drummer and band leader of Sound of 17, said: "Phil was widely regarded as one of the finest musicians of his generation, but he was also modest, unassuming and a real gentleman. We miss him hugely and always will. He is irreplaceable."
Sound of 17 will be joined by leading performers, including Don Rendell, Willie Garnett, Ronald Lacey and Enrico Tomasso.
Doors open at 7pm with a £5 entry fee which will be donated to The Musicians' Benevolent Fund. Call 020 8997 1019 to find out more.