Tubby (Edward Brian) Hayes was one of Britain's finest tenor sax players, Jazz musicians and
composers. He co-led the successful Jazz Couriers with Ronnie Scott from 1957 to 1959. He led
several distinguished quartets and was the first British contemporary to appear at regular intervals in
the USA. One of his most distinguished quartets came in the late 1950's, a group which included Terry
Shannon, Jeff Clyne, Phil Seaman or Bill Eyden. Another in the 1960's included Ron Mathewson, Tony
Levin and Mike Pyne.
Hayes who was arguably the most prodigiously talented jazz multi-instrumentalist the British Isles has