A life lived for jazz
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Chris de Saram - wakefieldjazz.orgChris de Saram 10 June 1946 – 21st August 2018
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A message from Katrina de Saram

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“Thank you all so very much indeed for your extremely generous donations in memory of my Dad, Chris de Saram.

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“We have raised an amazing total of £970 for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and a further £425 for York Coronary Care Unit. Thank you!

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NYJO have been informed and have sent a lovely thank you letter,  along with examples of how the donations will be used. They are very grateful and will continue to advocate for young jazz talent and to encourage youngsters to pursue their passion and to continue their jazz education throughout their lives – as my Dad did.

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“The many cheques I received with donations in support of the York Teaching Hospital Charity have now been collated, thank you once again for your generosity. I will be sending these to the hospital charity in the coming weeks explaining that the donations are specifically for the Coronary Care Unit. We hope the donations will allow the department to buy the necessary equipment needed to help make patients more comfortable.

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“Many thanks again for your kind support – this is hugely appreciated and a wonderful legacy in memory of Dad xxx”

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View or download the letter: In Memoriam Chris de Saram thank you, from National Youth Jazz Orchestra (pdf)


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Katrina de Saram had a request played for her Dad, on the BBC 3 radio programme, Jazz Record Requests, on Saturday 27 October 2018.

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You can here some of Chris’s past choices on Jazzheads Radio, episode number 7, or click here.