Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Chris DeSaram resigns

Chris Desaram, the promoter for Wakefield Jazz and chair of the NorVol jazz network has decided to resign his posts for health reasons.

We all wish Chris well in facing his challenges. I'm sure you will join me in thanking him for the tremendous job he has done in promoting jazz in this area with such great energy and enthusiasm. He has been an inspiration and support for us all.

Steve Crocker
NorvolJazz secretary


  1. Dave Bellwood Wishing Chris all the best.

    Nicholas Merriam Yes, I wish Chris a good outcome.

    Paul Smith I'd like wish Chris all the very best.

    Beverley Beirne Very sorry to read this. Please pass on our very best wishes to Chris. X

    John Lane Sorry to hear this - hope things work out.

    Jon Duffield Chris , Best wishes for a speedy recovery and many thanks for all your hard work. We hope to see you soon. John and Andi

    Thanda Gumede Get well soon Chris xx

    Caroline Caz Boaden Best wishes Chris

    Dean Masser All the very best Chris.

    Esther Bennett Oh Chris.
    Sending all my best wishes and love to you xxx

    Phil Robson Very sorry to hear that. All my best wishes to Chris. Many thanks for all the support over the years.

    Christine Tobin I’m very sorry to hear that Chris is unwell. Please give him my love and wishes for a full recovery soon. He will be sadly missed as leader of Wakefield Jazz. He was really devoted to presenting the best music and very supportive to musicians.

    Bill Martin Good luck, Chris. I hope you’re fighting fit again very soon, my friend.

    Florian Arbenz All the best Chris!!

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  3. Kate Williams Sorry to hear that. Sending best wishes and hope that Chris gets well soon.

    Andy Brotherton Get well soon mate x

    Louise Wood Sending best wishes Chris. Al and Louise

    Sam Leak Get well soon Chris!

    Dan Whieldon All the best Chris.

    Mark Lockheart Sorry to hear Chris is stepping down wishing him a full recovery.

    Esther Miller Best wishes for a speedy recovery Chris !!!!

    Georgia Mancio All best wishes to you Chris and hoping for a very speedy recovery. Love from me and Dave xx

    Wendy Kirkland Get well soon

    Tim Whitehead Very best wishes and hopes for Chris and thanks for his dedication to the gig and the music.

    Tony Kofi So very sorry to hear this news, Chris was one of the guys who always give jazz music of all types a real chance rather than thinking what would the audience would think. A true gentleman in every sense, i'm sad that he there to great us as we arrive. Wishing him all the best and a speedy recovery back to health.

    Roger Beaujolais Sorry to hear this! I wish Chris all the best & a speedy recovery.

    Julian Nicholas Best wishes to Chris - a true gent and fan of the music - offering me a gig when I couldn’t get a look in on so many others. :-)

    Dave Gadd Really sorry to hear this news. - Dave Gadd. Ex Leeds Jazz apprentice and doorman.

    Matt Anderson Sorry to hear this but thanks Chris for all your hard work over the years, and all the best for a speedy recovery!

    Peter Oxley Amen to all of the above. Thanks Chris, for keeping the faith in my projects and for running a great club for so many years. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery - and I hope we will see you at our Wakefield gig in March. All the best, Pete

    Edgar Jones Wishing a speedy recovery to Chris a true Jazz fan and a tireless supporter of the music

    James M Lancaster Best wishes Chris de Saram from all your friends in York.

    Vic Allen Best of luck Chris.

    Dave Walsh All the best Chris. Get well soon.

    Anthony Woodroffe Wishing Chris a speedy recovery!

    Tina May Get well soon, Chris. Love Tina xxx

    Robert Castelli Say it isn't so. All the best always Chris. I once embarressed you with my acolades, but yo are a prince among men.

    Martin Powell Great shame. Get Yersen reet CDS. Jazz needs lovelies like you, Bless!

    Brian Kellock All the best, Chris - hope you feel better very soon. Up yer kilt 😉 ...BKxxx

    Steve Melling Thanks for all your hard work Chris. You'll be missed at Wakefield Jazz.

    Gwen Hanson Chris, you’ve been such an icon in the jazz world and a hard act to follow at Wakefield Jazz. Wishing you a speedy recovery and may your smiling face be seen around the jazz venues soon. Gwen Hanson xxxx

    Chris Hodgkins Chris very sorry to hear this and I fervently trust you come of this ok. Thanks for all your incredible work and support over the years.

    Julian Argüelles Thank you for your years of dedication and support for musicians. You will be missed. Sending best wishes for your recovery. J

    Marlena Kelli All the best Chris

    Phil Meadows A hero of the scene and one of UK Jazz's 'Hall of Fame'. You'll be missed on the scene but I wish you all the best for your recovery and hope to see you soon.