A Tribute to Victor Schonfield

It’s with a real sense of loss that we learned of the passing of our great friend Victor Schonfield. Victor was a presence of enormous significance in the world of improvised music, as a teacher, a promoter, a fund of knowledge, a generous and open man. He was kind and always ready to help. Everything he did, and Victor’s range of activities were extraordinary, was done for the love of the music, and to support the artists he loved. From promoting the very first Sun Ra concert in the UK to championing great British musicians such as Bobby Wellins and Stan Tracey, he was indefatigable. We will miss him. Our thoughts are with his family.

– Hazel Miller, Mike Gavin, on behalf of Cadillac Records and Ogun Recordings

Victor Schonfield at a Bobby Wellins gig, The Vortex. Photo by Peter Symes.
Brochure for the famous Jazz Now Sun Ra concert promoted by Victor, QEH, Nov 9th 1970

One thought on “A Tribute to Victor Schonfield

  1. Hello, Victor was my father. Thank you for this piece, much appreciated.

    The funeral is on Thursday, all details are here:

    Part of the funeral will be a celebration, which will include some music selected by Victor. The celebration will be available by Webcast too (contact the family for details).

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