An evening of Jazz


Rotarians and their guests, plus friends and helpers from Purple Angels, a charity supporting those affected by dementia, were at St Peter"™s Church on 16th April to enjoy an evening of traditional jazz with the world renowned George Huxley Jazz Band.

Rotarians and their guests, plus friends and helpers from Purple Angels, a charity supporting those affected by dementia, were at St Peter’s Church on 16th April to enjoy an evening of traditional jazz with the world renowned George Huxley Jazz Band.

They enjoyed an evening of trad classics including Petite Fleur, Whistling Rufus and The Darktown Strutters Ball.

For some numbers the band were joined by their golden voiced singer Sheila Fawkes who tunefully belted out more classics including Hello Dolly and Nobody knows the trouble I’m in.  Sheila brought the evening to a close with a rousing rendition of When the saints go marching in.

The band brought in a wide variety of instruments including a piano, banjo, trumpet, trombone, an enormous sousaphone and George’s trademark clarinet.  Played by an experienced team used to playing together they made a very good sound.

Audience enjoyment was helped along by licensed bar and copious amounts of party snacks.

George praised the excellent acoustics of St Peter’s Church, a venue he has played before and much enjoys. The acoustics are helped by the church’s wooden internal roof, shaped as the upturned fishing boat of its patron Saint Peter.

Proceeds from the evening are being shared by Purple Angels and charities supported by Rotary.