“Just A Closer Walk With Thee” Martin Bennett’s Tribute To Russ

Martin Bennett and His Old Green River Band pay a brave tribute to his son Russ at Lemsford Jazz Club on Sunday, 25th October.

Please visit “Russell Bennett – A Jazz Legend in His Lifetime”

Martin has emailed details of Russell’s funeral – “The funeral service will be held at St Michael’s Church, Bude, Cornwall, on Friday 30 October at 3pm followed by a musical celebration of Russell’s life at The Carriers Inn, Bude. The funeral will take place the following day at 1 pm at Landscove Church, S Devon – more of a family function”.

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  1. Sid Anning says:

    I was proud to attend Russell Bennett’s funeral, as indeed many hundreds of others did, inside and outside of the Church. It was a lovely service to say farewell to someone who was so well liked and loved by so many, tinged with much sadness but also, much humour from his Brother Rich, who spoke about Russ with so much fondness………
    It was good to see so many other Jazz musicians attending also, some travelling great distances which proved how much Russ was loved by all.
    Somehow, going to Jazz Festivals and not seeing the immitable Russ Bennett will somehow not be quite the same. God Bless Him.

  2. Yvonne Jacobs says:

    Dear Richard
    We have just heard about Russell. Very sad. We first saw you both with the Sheepwash Playboys under the bridge at Upton. We were enchanted from then on and have been to many of your gigs. We will always remember Russell’s charm, enthusiasm and wit. All our thoughts to you and your family. Yvonne, Sue and Bob. x

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