To the delight of the organisers, award winning British jazz writer, broadcaster and cornetist Digby Fairweather is to front a fund-raising concert for the Sodbury Jazz Festival.
The concert ‘Digby Faiweather and Friend’s takes place at the Chipping Sodbury Baptist Church on Saturday 23rd February.
“Digby has become one of Britain’s best- known Jazz musicians”, said Mark Lloyd, organiser and chair of Sodbury Chamber of Commerce, ” so we’re proud that he’s agreed to play for us and support the Sodbury Jazz Festival in this way.”
Fairweather, whose career began in 1977, has recorded prolifically, written several books about jazz, broadcast on the subject and worked with most of Britain’s leading Swing players,
He is heard regularly over the airwaves, broadcasting on BBC Radios 2 and 3, Jazz FM and BBC World Service.
Sir John Dankworth said of him “Digby is one of our most articulate jazzmen in both his words and his music. Whatever he says or whatever he plays is of great interest to the world of jazz”
Fairweather, who is founder of the National Jazz Archive, is passionate about jazz and feels that young people are more open these days to the music. In a recent article in The Telegraph he wrote “Performers from every jazz generation regularly meet with bright-eyed young people who ask: ‘what is this music we’ve never heard?’.
Tickets for the concert will be £12.50 with an early booking incentive of £10 per ticket if purchased before Friday 18th January.
Jazz Festival Contact: Stuart Hobday. T. 01454 310246 e. [email protected]
The Sodbury Jazz Festival is organised by Sodbury Chamber of Commerce. The 2013 event, which attracts hundreds of people to the town, will take place on May 31st and June 1st.
Tickets are available from Swagger in the Chipping Sodbury’s High Street or from Rounceval House Hotel, tel 01454 334410 or email [email protected]
Source: Sodbury Chamber of Commerce