The management community worldwide is today mourning the death last night of Jazz Summers after a long illness. Jazz was a one-off – they broke the mould after his creation. A manager since the 70’s, Jazz guided the careers of Richard Digance, Wham!, Yazz, The Verve , Snow Patrol and London Grammar amongst many others. His style was unique in a world of mavericks and individuals and was outlined in his recently published autobiography Big Life named after his last management company.
He was a Board member and Chairman of the MMF and was awarded the prestigious Peter Grant Award in 2003.