Monday, 23 October 2017

Rotary Club jazz night goes with a swing

MORE than 100 people attended Henley Rotary Club’s annual jazz night

MORE than 100 people attended Henley Rotary Club’s annual jazz night.

More than £3,000 was raised with a performance by the Ken Fitt band at the Christ Church Centre in Reading Road on Saturday.

Mr Fitt, a former headteacher at Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common, and his band were joined by singer Wendy Clark, from Ipsden, and professional vibraphonist Alan Grahame. They performed Dixieland classics such as In the Mood and Pennsylvania before finishing with (Won’t You Come Home), Bill Bailey?

Guests were treated to a fish and chip supper after the concert.

The money raised will be split between the Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust and End Polio Now, the Rotary campaign to eradicate the disease worldwide.

Club president John Grout said: “The night went very well. It was a big success all round and everyone went home happy.

“The band have been doing these concerts for five or six years and they’re very good. The audience were stomping their feet and asking for encores, so we couldn’t get the musicians off the stage!”




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