015 Montreux

The winning line-up at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival  (l-r) John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Harry Miller, Alan Skidmore and Tony Oxley

016 Playing with Elvin

Playing with Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine

Skid and Elvin

Chilling with Elvin


SOH – Ali Haurand, Tony Oxley, Alan Skidmore

Rollins menu

Sonny Rollins left his exhortation to keep blowing to Alan and his dad Jimmy on a menu at Ronnie Scott’s in 1965.

Family with ROLLINS

Twenty years later Sonny Rollins wanted a selfie with Alan, his wife Kay and daughter Alice.

Coltrane poster

Alan was honoured to share the bill with many of John Coltrane’s regulars in 1987.

Coltrane 50 tribute

He also played in 2017 at a concert marking 50 years since Coltrane’s passing.













Alan playing in 2017 – photograph by Graham Mullett