It's with great sadness that we report the passing of Club Vice President, Frank Baker, one of the Jazz Club's greatest musicians.

Pianist, and trombonist Frank Baker died today, 10 October 2021 at the age of 96. Frank played with the Southwold Jazz Band at various venues around the town from the the 1960s, until the band finally found its current base in Queen Street in the 1980s. Frank played with all the visiting musicians of that era – Cy Laurie, Ken Colyer, Sammy Rimington and Louis Nelson, plus many others. Frank's last performance was on the 12th August 2017, when he played solo for almost an hour before accompanying the band.

There will be more information in due course, once the news sinks in.