The Peter Ind Memorial Fund

Peter Ind (1928-2021)

Peter Ind was a very much loved member of the UK jazz community and his recent passing was devastating for Gary Crosby and all of us at Tomorrow’s Warriors. Peter was a major force in the scene and we very much value and pay tribute to his life, career and contribution. Peter’s beloved wife, Sue Jones has kindly offered to reach out to Peter’s loved ones to ask them to make a donation to Tomorrow’s Warriors in Peter’s memory.

All donations can be made here.

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Peter Ind’s family and friends. Your donations will help to keep our artistic programme £Free, sustain the scene and ensure young people from diverse backgrounds can access music education and find pathways into careers in music.

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Here is a heartfelt tribute from Gary Crosby:

We have lost a Lord of the lower frequencies. The bassist of choice for Lennie Tristano, Roy Eldridge, Colman Hawkins, Lee Konitz, Warne Marsh, and one of the first to play a solo Jazz bass concert. He started an artist-run label, Wave records, and was a teacher, a painter, a writer… He is gone.

He had given the Jazz and World music community The Bass Clef and The Tenor Clef which were the first nu cultural development steps towards what you see in Hoxton Square/Shoreditch today and provided a meeting place between players of different Jazz backgrounds and ages to play this great music together. These contributions were testimony to Peter’s total commitment to Improvised Jazz and the scene, encouraging the younger players, whether in a music workshop, master class or more formal jazz classes at uni, to forget labels and ego-derived criteria. He encouraged studying Jazz solos by singing them first then playing them on your instrument as etudes for technical, melodic and harmonic development; teachings he got from Lennie Tristano – “can’t sing it don’t play it”

A young handsome and healthy Peter Ind lived the Jazz life to the max.  No need to elaborate on that. But he also painted the most beautiful paintings of the Caribbean –  so real you could smell it ! He wrote books on Cosmic energy and was knowledgeable on everything.  A real life Gandalf who loved and believed in the power of Art.

There is so to much to say about Master Pete,  but for now, let’s say we will celebrate him and the others who have left us within this period and when the dark cloud lifts and Art can use its wings again we are going put on the greatest UK Jazz Party for our fallen Heroes.

Our thoughts and support goes out to the rock, the backbone of Pete’s life for many years, Susan Jones.


Gary Crosby OBE