Sir John Dankworth CBE
(1927-2010)

Died aged c. 83

Sir John Phillip William Dankworth, CBE (20 September 1927 – 6 February 2010), known in his early career as Johnny Dankworth, was an English jazz composer, saxophonist and clarinetist, and writer of film scores. With his wife, jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine, he was a music educator and also served as her music director.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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Sir John Dankworth CBE 1927-2010 the celebrated jazz composer, saxophinist and clarinetist "Johnny" Dankworth lived here in his early years.

Hollywood Way, Woodford Green, London, United Kingdom where they lived

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The Stables Founded by Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine. The first performance was 6 February 1970.

The Stables, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom where they founded