Names on the buses

909 Trevor Kaye




Connections with Brighton and Hove : Trevor Kaye was one of the best known players in the flourishing Brighton jazz scene, he lived at East Drive, Brighton, for the last 13 years of his life and was chiefly known as a saxophonist. He taught jazz at workshops and encouraged new talent. Kaye, who had been married and who had two children, had previously been a librarian at Cambridge University. While in Brighton he did some decorating but chiefly devoted himself to his first love, jazz, and played with many different groups. He played at most of the main venues such as the Concorde. In the Nineties, Kaye started a campaign to abolish an old law allowing only two musicians to perform on licensed premises unless the venue possessed a music licence which could be expensive. He presented a petition with 3,000 signatures to the then MP for Brighton Kemp Town, Sir Andrew Bowden. The campaign won some support in the House of Commons but by then Trevor Kaye was suffering from cancer and he died in 1993 aged 59. There is a tree planted in his memory in Victoria Gardens.

909 Scania Omnidekka - carried name since delivery in September 2006 in Metro 25 livery. Metro 25 branding removed April 2007. Changed to Coaster 12 from April 2008. Repainted into revised Coaster livery September 2011. Coaster branding removed November 2014.

Victoria Gardens