Brymer, John Alexander [Jack]
- Raymond Holden
Brymer, John Alexander [Jack] (1915–2003), clarinettist, was born on 27 January 1915 at 92 South Woodbine Street, South Shields, co. Durham, son of John Alexander Brymer, builder, and his wife, Mary, née Dixon. An autodidact, he became interested in the clarinet at the age of four, after finding one of his father's old instruments lying around the house. With his father's music-making in his ears, he progressed quickly and played with a military band when he was eleven. While still at ...