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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band concert on 17 March 2018 brought to a close 20 years of Pinner Jazz in Pinner Parish Church. It was fitting to welcome them because Humphrey Lyttelton and his band played in our opening season in 1998, the first of many big names to have played here. The Church has sponsored and organised these concerts to bring good jazz to the local community and we hope you agree that we have succeeded.

Humphrey Lyttelton Band

17/03/2018, 20:00

And so we come to the last of the last, and what better band to see us off into the quiet backwaters of retirement than the Humphrey Lyttelton Band? Humph, the consummate broadcaster, master trumpeter and long-term bandleader supported us right from the off, appearing for us a number of times before he passed away in 2008. He left a fabulous repertoire of original material and a band style that was instantly recognisable – swinging mainstream jazz at its best, each soloist to be treasured. Star trumpeter Tony Fisher has the difficult job of emulating Humph - after all, no one could really replace the great man – and the rest of the band are all Humph-era veterans who know his music inside-out. They are Jimmy Hastings, saxophone and clarinet, Robert Fowler, saxophone, Ray Wadsworth, trombone, Ted Beament, piano, John Rees Jones, bass, and drummer Adrian Mackintosh. What did we say about shedding the odd tear? So, it’s goodbye from them and goodbye from us. And thanks too!


Pre-booked tickets are £14, £16 and £18.

To book for any of the concerts this season, visit the TicketSource website, or call 0333 666 3366 (admin fee applies for telephone bookings).

I wish to thank the many people who have made 20 years of Pinner Jazz possible - the organising committee and helpers, people who have provided interval refreshments, sound system operators, people who have prepared publicity posters and put advertising boards round about, people who have run the website and arranged publicity, the huge number of musicians who have played here over the years, and above all the audiences who have supported us so loyally.

I am very pleased to say that it is not the end of jazz concerts, because the new Music in Pinner Series will comprise a mixture of classical and jazz concerts. The series will be announced soon through a new website and by emailing. 

With good wishes

Stuart Nattrass - chairman of Pinner Jazz organising committee

Pinner Jazz
 

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