Thursday, 15 January 2015

Dave Hatfield - sad news

Dave Hatfield second to the right with Denis Dalby, Mike Short, Peter Nix, Dave Gadd, Pete Robinson from Leeds Jazz final event - 26 Nov 2009

Sad news to pass on to you. Dave Hatfield, the organiser of Fusebox in Leeds and one of the leading lights behind the former Leeds Jazz died on Monday this week.

Dave requested that a New Orleans inspired procession lead his hearse through Chapel Allerton, stopping at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton, before the funeral, from around 2pm. 

The funeral will be at Rawdon Cemetry in Leeds on 29th January at 3pm.

At 4.30pm afterwards there will be a celebration of Dave’s life at Seven Arts, with lots of music, to which everyone is very welcome.

Do pass this on to anyone else who you think may have known Dave, thanks

Dave’s co-promoter Bill Chatwin at Fusebox has posted a tribute on

Here's a video of the marching band at Dave's funeral  (very Yorkshire weather!)

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