Jazz and rock at school concert

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A BOSTON school is to host a concert of Lincolnshire’s young contemporary musicians alongside British session musicians.

Boston Youth Jazz Orchestra will be joining the Lincolnshire Music Service Youth Jazz and Rock Academy to present a concert at Haven High Technology College, Marian Road, on Saturday, January 8.

The evening will include everything from Buddy Rich big band jazz to Ian Dury.

The young people will be working alongside some of Britain’s most legendary session musicians including drummer Gilson Lavis and bass guitarist Dave Swift from the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

Area manager for Lincolnshire Music Service in Boston Lee Hextall said: “This will be a unique experience for our young people and I am sure a thrilling concert.”

This is the seventh programme of Lincolnshire Music Service Jazz and Rock Academy.

Over six rehearsal days the academy forms four ensembles - a jazz orchestra, a funk/fusion group, a rhythm and blues group and a contemporary rock group.

The programme includes visiting artists and music industry professionals to enhance the work of music service staff.

This year Lincolnshire Music Service again won one of the National Music Council awards for outstanding contributions to Jazz.

Show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £10, available online at www.jara.org.uk.

l Information: visit www.lincsmusicservice.org, contact Lee Hextall on 01205 313227 or email lee.hextall@lincolnshire.gov.uk