Pershore Jazz On A Summer’s Day at Number 8, Pershore
  • Number 8 Arts Centre
    8 High Street
    WR10 1BG
  • Saturday 10th August 2:00pm until 10:30pm
Eighteen of Britain’s top jazz musicians join us live on stage at Number 8 to present a kaleidoscope of classic jazz from the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Each session reveals a different scintillation from the dynamic music scene of the era. ‘Around Five Pennies’ recalls the Red Nichols bands, which sometimes featured swing legends Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey, whilst ‘The Spanish Tinge’ will illustrate the influence of Latin rhythms. Next up, ‘Red Hot Pepper Stomp’ owes its content to Jelly Roll Morton, who claimed to have invented jazz (he didn’t!). ‘Music of the Jazz Age’ is high-octane Dixieland, all the rage in the 20s, and ‘Playing with Strings’ will give more exposure to the little-known Dallas String Band from Texas. The finale – ‘Rhythm is Our Business’ – highlights the best of the Swing era big bands from USA and Britain.

All six sessions will be compered by classic jazz devotee Jonathan Holmes from BBC Bristol.

A smorgasbord of musical stars will delight you:

Alex Clarke – Amy Roberts – Alistair Allan – Colin Good – Danny Blyth – David Horniblow – Enrico Tomasso – Emily Campbell – Graham Hughes – Harry Evans – Martin Litton – Martin Wheatley – Malcolm Sked – Michael McQuaid – Nick Ward – Nicholas Ball – Peter Rudeforth – Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham

The jazz starts at 2.00pm until 5.00pm and then resumes from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Tickets are £52.00.

Tickets are available from the Box Office in Number 8.

BOX OFFICE FOR BOOKINGS - visit Number 8’s box office

or telephone 01386 555488

Visit Pershore Jazz website for information about this and the monthly Jazz at Pershore Football Club.

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