[JPL] Founder of Jazz FM launches his debut novel at the London Book Fair

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed Mar 28 22:46:57 EDT 2007



Founder of Jazz FM launches his debut novel at the London Book Fair

David Lee, founder of Britain’s first jazz radio station Jazz FM will be 
tinkling his ivories at the London Book Fair at Earl’s Court on April 17th, 
to celebrate the launch of his new novel Nothing Rhymes with Silver.

[ClickPress, Tue Mar 20 2007] David Lee, founder of Britain’s first jazz 
radio station Jazz FM will be tinkling his ivories at the London Book Fair 
at Earl’s Court on April 17th, to celebrate the launch of his new novel 
Nothing Rhymes with Silver.

Lee, who worked as the musical adviser to Judy Garland before going on to 
compose chart topping hits such as Kinky Boots and Goodness Gracious Me, 
will perform at the fair before embarking on a mini bookshop tour.

Packed with drama and told with a wry humour, Nothing Rhymes with Silver is 
the tale of a talented man’s dreams, shattered by an overpowering love.

Jake Silver, a highly-gifted musician, suffers the tragic loss of his 
parents when he is just eleven years old. Having given up his education to 
become a jazz pianist in London, Jake begins a strange sexual affair with 
an aging Hollywood superstar before heading out to South Africa to play in 
a night club owned by the local ‘Godfather’.

Just as his career starts to take off, and a brilliant future beckons, Jake 
throws everything away when he falls hopelessly and dangerously in love 
with the wife of the club’s owner. When she runs from her husband, Jake 
decides to seek her out and finds himself embarking on a frantic journey 
around the world, through Paris, London, Hollywood, New York, Rio and Cuba.

About David Lee: Having worked as the accompanist and musical adviser to 
Judy Garland, David Lee went on to compose chart hits including Kinky Boots 
and Goodness Gracious Me, which sold over 500,000 records and earned him an 
Ivor Novello award. He also composed the theme tunes for classic BBC radio 
programmes That was the Week that Was, That’s Life and I’m Sorry, I’ll Read 
that Again, as well as the scores for several films and advertising 
campaigns. In 1985 he was voted BBC Jazz Musician of the Year and then, in 
1992 he received the award for Media Personality of the Year. In 1990, he 
founded Britain’s first jazz radio station Jazz FM.

PUBLICATION DATE 2nd April 2007
ISBN: Book One 978-1-905886-04-3 / Book Two 978-1-905886-05-0
Price: £8.99 each
The author is available for interview.
Review or competition copies of the book available on request.


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