Died 29th Aug 2013
29/08/13 - Harold Troughton has just rung me with some very sad news. Dennis Harrison, leader of the Blue Magnolia Jass Orchestra, died suddenly this morning. No details are yet available. The next regular appearance by the band was scheduled for Tuesday 3rd September, at the Royal British Legion Club at Mossley Hill, Liverpool, and this has now been cancelled out of respect. Any enquiries to Harold Troughton, 0151 426 2324.
29/08/13 - The Jazz World in the North West has been rocked by the sudden death of Dennis Harrison, leader of the Blue Magnolia Jass Orchestra. Our thoughts are with Kim and the whole family at this tragic time. The jazz world has lost a character whose comments on the mic are legendary.
Stan and Glen Williams.
29/08/13 - I heard yesterday evening about the suddenly death of Dennis Harrison whom I have known personally for over 30 years. All the Merseysippi are very shocked and saddened too. He hadn't been retired from the teaching profession for very long and he was a lot younger than myself, mid 60s probably. We would like to send our sympathy to his wife and family.
29/08/13 - My deepest sympathy to his family and to all Blue Mags members past & present
29/08/13 - What a shock, hard to believe it. A great loss to all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
31/08/13 - I join Peter Fryer in sending all my sympathy to all family and friends.
31/08/13 - Awful news. I've known Dennis since the 1970s, when we were both young musicians around the Merseyside scene - can't believe it. On behalf of myself, The Rioters and Speakeasy Bootleg Band, let me convey our collective shock and sympathy to his family and musical colleagues at this horrible time. It's still sinking in.
01/09/13 - So sorry to hear
of the death of Dennis Harrison. A fine musician. He will be sorely
missed. Condolences to his family and the Blue Mags.
01/09/13 - We got back from the Bude Jazz Festival at 5pm on Saturday and were shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the death of Dennis Harrison. Our sympathies go out to Kim and all the family.
Malcolm Hogarth and Isabel Toner
02/09/13 - Dennis's musical talents and sense of humour will be missed not just by fellow band members , but by the jazz public nation wide.
Joan & Harold Troughton
03/09/13 - So stunned and sad to learn of Dennis’ passing. He will be greatly missed by the jazz scene particularly the Blue Magnolia Jass Orchestra. My deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and the band.
Just returned from the Lake District. Shocked and stunned to hear about Dennis. My thoughts are with Kim and Family & the Band.
Cliff Barker and