Skid celebrates his birthday on 21 April and this year’s prize presents from his wife Kay and granddaughter Naima are proudly featured on Easter Sunday. Elvin Jones is Skid’s next jazz hero after John Coltrane and to wear him proudly on his chest is a real privilege. He also got to play with Elvin on several occasions so the connection is really meaningful.
Family is also important to Alan and to be given a “Greatest Grandad in the World” cap by Naima was an added pleasure.
Nothing for it now but to head off to the pub for a celebratory pint.