Hampshire Police are today hosting an event as part of Black History Month to celebrate cultural diversity and challenge prejudice and hate crime.
The history of music is full of talented people, who never had the recognition they deserved during their lifetimes. That's especially true for black musicians, among them jazz saxophonist Joe Harriott. He died, destitute, in Southampton, in 1973.
He'd been a trail-blazer in the 1960s and now, as part of Black History month, he's finally being brought to a wider audience. Rachel Hepworth joined fans and friends of Joe who gathered at his graveside to pay tribute.
She spoke to his biographer Stella Muirhead; Southampton's Black History co-ordinator Don John; and those who knew him including Concorde Club owner Cole Mathieson, and Marilyn Layton, who nursed Joe in his final weeks.
Don John, Co-ordinator, Black History Month, explains the allure of saxophonist Joe Harriott, who died in poverty in 1973, despite being one of the finest saxophone players of his generation.
Music lovers have gathered in Hampshire as part of Black History Month, to remember an unsung hero of the Jazz scene.
Joe Harriott died in poverty in 1973, despite being one of the finest saxophone players of his generation.
Tributes were paid at his graveside in Southampton.