born on 29/1/1937 in London, England, United Kingdom
died on 16/11/2009 in London, England, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Ovid "Jeff" Clyne (29 January 1937 – 16 November 2009) was a British jazz bassist (playing both bass guitar and double bass).
He worked with Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott in their group 'The Jazz Couriers' for a year from 1958 and was part of the group of musicians who opened Ronnie Scott's Club in November 1959. He was a regular member of Hayes' groups from 1961.
Clyne accompanied Blossom Dearie, Stan Tracey (playing on his Under Milk Wood LP), Ian Carr, Gordon Beck (on Experiments With Pops, with John McLaughlin), Dudley Moore, Zoot Sims, Norma Winstone, John Burch and Marion Montgomery. He was a member of Nucleus, Isotope, Gilgamesh, Giles Farnaby's Dream Band and Turning Point in the 1970s. He often worked with drummer Trevor Tomkins.
Clyne died on 16 November 2009 of a heart attack.
- Steve Voce "Jeff Clyne: Bassist and stalwart of the British jazz scene for 40 years", The Independent, 20 November 2009
- Charles Alexander, Jazz breaking news: Bassist Jeff Clyne dies Jazzwise magazine. Retrieved on 20 November 2009.
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