Jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player and composer, born 30 May 1935 in St. Michael Parish, Barbados, died 22 July 2010 in London.
Resident in the UK since 1954, Harry Beckett's reputation extends throughout Europe and the USA. He had played with everyone from Charles Mingus to Jah Wobble.
A long-standing figure on the London jazz scene, trumpeter Harry Beckett kept his music fresh over a long career, and none more so than on his debut On-U Sound release in 2008 produced by Adrian Sherwood, which invites reggae and dance music influences to happily live alongside his modal jazz flavours. Harry sadly passed away in 2010 but this is a fitting testament to the versatility and innate musicality of his talents.