JAZZ BRUNCH SESSIONS
During the current Coronavirus shut-down we have been holding a series of 'virtual Concerts' each of which we call a Jazz Brunch - a mixture of jazz and an interview with the artist to learn more about the background and character of the musician. Past concerts are listed below, with a link to the recording of the zoom concert:
Always remember to check Chris Neill's splendid online Essex Jazz newsletter for what's on in and around the county and beyond.
Spike Robinson Scholarship Foundation
As many of you will know, our club founder and chair, Susan May Robinson works tirelessly to raise money to provide bursaries for young, developing musicians so that they can participate in the Spike's Jazz Academy, part of the annual Easter Essex Jazz school in Brentwood. The cost per student for 2020 will be £270. These bursaries cover that cost.
Please give what you can so that we can help Susan to help more students.
A big THANK YOU to everyone who put money in our collection tins at the last Chelmsford gig for SRSF. We raised £57 - double what we had hoped for.
Larger donations are also very welcome. Please speak to a committee member if you would like to donate directly. Thank you.
Visit The UK Jazz Centre
As well as regular concerts (see above) and films, the centre has a comprehensive exhibition of Jazz archives, sells jazz CDs and cards. Well worth a visit.
Easy parking off Great Eastern Avenue - left off Victoria Avenue, follow Great Eastern Avenue round to the right and up the slope- £ 3-weekend rate. Take change. There is a MOBON phone app option but last time I used it charged me the much more expensive weekday rate - it doesn't seem to recognise the weekend. You can reclaim the overcharge but pay cash to avoid the bother. Parking attendants monitor this car park closely so take care.
The Beecroft is only a short walk from Southend Victoria station (trains from Shenfield may be subject to a bus replacement service) or take the X30 airport bus from Chelmsford which also stops at the station.