b. Derek Ley, 4 November 1928, London, Britain, d. 20 Dec 1995, Delta, Uk Columbia, Canada. Starting being a drummer and pianist when he was 13 years of age, Ley used soprano saxophone and by the first 50s was playing skillfully. Among the rings with which he performed had been those led by Eric Silk, Mick Mulligan and Ron Simpson. In 1955, Ley had taken his own music group to Germany for the two-week tour but remained seven years, going to Scandinavia and creating a formidable popularity as a robust exponent of latter-day dixieland jazz. Through the entire 60s he led rings in the united kingdom and European countries, but by the end of the 10 years began employed in radio being a manufacturer, initial with Radio Luxembourg and the British Pushes Broadcasting Provider. He continued executing, nevertheless, and in 1980 started playing alto saxophone. In 1983, he came back to music group leading, once more dividing his time taken between the united kingdom and engagements in European countries. Enormously popular over the continent, also if he’s significantly less known in his homeland, Ley made an appearance at many celebrations including those at Frankfurt, Breda and Cork. Stylistically, Ley is normally rooted in the fantastic custom of soprano saxophonists which Sidney Bechet may be the grand professional while Ley’s focus on alto recalls Pete Dark brown. His singing might have been something of the acquired taste, nonetheless it is constantly rhythmically infectious. In the past due 80s he shifted to Canada but soon afterwards a heart stroke finished his playing profession.