GOODBYE TO LINDA
We have some sad news for JazzWestMids readers. Linda Semp, who ran, edited and enthusiastically promoted the magazine for many years, died in October of a massive stroke.
Linda was a well known and hugely popular face on the West Midlands music scene. Apart from running JWM she also organised the Sunday afternoon sessions at the Prince of Wales in Cambridge Street, and was often called upon to arrange gigs at other venues.
Linda will be sadly missed by all who new her, and that's a lot of people.
One that arrived too late for the print edition!
Award winning Jazz Ensemble joins forces with local established group to present joint concert in January.
S. Peter’s Collegiate School Big Band, a successful group of 18 young jazz musicians, all students at the school were recently presented with their THIRD Gold Award at the NCBF Festival in Telford and as a result are once again invited to the National Festival in Manchester next April – but you don’t have to wait until then to catch them in an inspirational toe tapping performance.
On Thursday January 1oth they join forces with the Phoenix Big Band of Birmingham to present Swinging into the 60’s, a concert of Big Band Swing inspired by musicians of the 1960s and both bands have some stunning arrangements of music ready to unleash on their
Buddy Rich, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and John Coltrane will all be honoured in this joint concert of swinging numbers from the 60’s
Tickets for Swinging into the 60’s are priced at £6 and can be obtained in person at school reception or by telephone on 01902 558600 or reserved by calling 07872 452104
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