AN event was held in memory of a well-known jazz musician from Romsey last month.

The tribute night which took place at the Concorde Club, Eastleigh saw a selection of musicians and singers come together to pay tribute to Peter Husband, a jazz musician from Romsey who died at the age of 83 after being treated for pneumonia.

Although the event was not specifically aimed at raising money for charity, the tribute night was free to attend so the organiser, Mike Slipper, a long-time friend, and fellow band member of Mr Husband had asked those who wanted to contribute to the evening to donate to charities which had been chosen because of what they had meant to Mr husband.

The event went on to raise £734 and will be split equally between the Southampton Hospitals Trust, the Blind Veterans Association and the Children’s Society which is one of the oldest charities around.

Mike said: “It was a festival of fine music. A truly great atmosphere to boot and it didn’t cost a dime to get in. Pete would have been proud.”

People who attended the evening saw bands such as the Pete Husband Deep Bayou tribute band, the nationally known Strutters Hot Four and Shirley Morgan who was accompanied by pianist Paul Francis and bassist John Hibberd.