I have just been informed by Gaynor. his wife. that Tim Kitchener passed away at 7am this morning.
Yes, sad news, a smashing chap and a good musician.
Dear Fred, I am are so sorry to hear about Tim Kitchener. A fine bass player and one of the most unassuming a thoroughly nice people on the jazz scene. Always available to dep even at short notice. Condolences to his family, The Five & A Penny and the Big Easy Band.
Peter Swensson, The Savoy Jazzmen.
We bass players rarely meet in the normal course of events. If one is playing in one place it's almost always because the other is playing somewhere else. With Tim Kitchener, however, it was different. Five and a Penny has been our 'family band' for more than thirty years, and when we were living in the Netherlands Tim came over with Roy and the lads to play for one friend's birthday party, another friend's wedding and our own silver wedding anniversary party. He was great company, and we got on like a house on fire. A few years ago he was here with the band in Nant Peris, playing for our village fair, and last summer he was back for our elder son's wedding. That's the last time I saw him, though I fully expected then that we would see a lot more of one another. When will we ever learn? My condolences to Gaynor, the rest of his family and all the musicians who have played with him over the years. He will be sorely missed. -
Allan Wilcox, Nant Peris,
Very sorry to hear about Tim's death. A very quiet, unassuming & nice man, & a fine musician. My sincere condolences to his family & Five & a Penny colleagues.
A huge thank
you from all of our family for all of the lovely comments people
have left about such an inspiring and loving man. He will be dearly
missed by us all . . . ..