Pete Burden jazz musician R.I.P. (January 2017)


photo by John Kenward. Supplied by Phil Little.  At Music Files Xmas Party 1997

Liane Carroll (Facebook page)… Am so very sad to hear that Hastings institution and jazz legend Pete Burden passed away this morning. He was a beautiful friend and enormous influence to both Roger and myself. A wonderful player, very witty and generous man. He shall be missed by many. Love and peace.

Josie Lawson… Pete Burden R.I.P.

Nick Prince… Very sorry to hear that. A thoroughly nice chap and great musician 🙁

Roxine Lucas… So sad! God bless x

Tony Qunta… Very sorry to hear of the passing of the great Hastings based sax player Pete Burden. I know he was a big musical influence on many local Hastings musicians. He also always struck me as one of the most humble musicians I have ever met and a very good human being.

Verna Lodder… You’ve joined the jazz club in the sky…. bye Pete x

Ernest Ballard… Sad news.


The funeral service will be held at 3.30pm on Tuesday 31st January 2017 at Hastings Crematorium. It has been requested rather than flowers, money to be donated to Rhythmix, a local charity which helps young people become involved in music. Donations should be made via Hinkley Funeral Services.

Eddie Huggins… A great player in the style of Jackie McClean. I never heard any other UK Jazzer play in that way! We recorded together at the Cambridge Jazz Festival in 1971.