GHS Jazz Night

With a record number of people in attendance and top quality playing from the musicians, this year’s Jazz Night was especially memorable. Stocks was superbly transformed into a jazz club setting (thanks to Mr Curran’s imaginative lighting, backdrops and smoke machine) and as people ate supper, the Baby Big Band and Sax Quartet entertained the audience with superb playing. The Big Band has clearly gone from strength to strength this year; they took to the floor to provide hit after hit in a stylish two-hour set that included music by Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, The Blues Brothers, Prince, Pharrell Williams, Van Morrison as well as other soul, funk and salsa classics. Inevitably, the dance floor was heaving! Congratulations and thanks to all players and to Mr West – this was a fantastic evening.