Valerie Wilmer

Valerie Wilmer (born 7 December 1941, Harrogate, England) is a British photographer and writer specialising in jazz, gospel, blues, and British African-Caribbean music and culture. Wilmer has contributed to a vast array of publications, including Melody Maker, Down Beat (she was its UK correspondent, 1966–70), Jazz Journal, Musics, Double Bassist, Mojo, The Wire, and regularly contributes obituaries of musicians to The Guardian.

She is the sister of the poet and writer Clive Wilmer.


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