By on 29 July, 2010

The British jazz scene is still in shock at the tragic death of drummer Chris Dagley, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on his way home after a gig at the famous Ronnie Scotts club. He died in the early hours of yesterday morning (28th July 2010).

Dagley (aged 38) previously played with the likes of Lionel Richie, The Osmonds, Clare Teal and Take That, and was seen as a rising star on the London jazz circuit. He regularly performed as part of the house band at Ronnies and was described as a musician beaming with energy and enthusiasm.

Clare Teal expressed her shock and sadness with this statement on her website:

“Muddy and I are still reeling from the tragic and shocking news that Chris Dagley died in a motorcycle accident in the early hours of this morning 28th July 2010. As many of you know Chris was an amazing drummer and a dear friend who worked with us for many years. An incredibly gifted musician, who brought so much to every band he played with. Passionate about sound he was never afraid to voice his opinion if he thought something could be sung or played better – invariably he was right! He will be missed by so many people. Please share your memories of Chris and never forget just what a great man he was. We send all our love and thoughts to Jan, the family and parents David and Molly.”

Dagley is survived by his partner and their three children.

I’ve seen Dagley perform only a couple of times, but it was enough to see that this man lived for his music and loved the drums. My thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

Chris Dagley – rest in peace!

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