Sad news from Chris De Saram as a much loved member of the Wakefield Jazz team, Bootleg Eric, passed away on May 8th.
From Chris De Saram
"Bootleg Eric"was the name given to him by drummer Clark Tracey - he had been in charge of the sound at the club since 1988 and had a massive archive of recorded performances.
It won’t be the same without him but I guess his legacy will live on through his bootleg recordings at the jazz archive that he made of all the visiting performers at the club
We are dedicating the 30th anniversary festival to Eric, and welcome any thoughts on how we can fully celebrate his life.