All that jazz coming to Tysoe

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Enrico Tomasso has won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter three times, the last in 2013 and has not been outside the top two since.

He joins the George Huxley Hot Five on Easter Saturday, April 15, at Tysoe Village Hall.

The concert, entitled Easter Parade, will commence at 7.30pm and the organisers have advised people to book tickets early

One of the organisers said: “This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a brilliant front line partnership between George and Enrico ably supported by Ron Hills on trombone, Brian Mellor on banjo and guitar and Ken Freeman on piano.

“Enrico Tomasso commands his audience like an Italian tenor of the old school and delivers a stream of glorious tone from his trumpet.”

He is among the most complete of contemporary jazz musicians and it is not surprising that he has won the British Jazz Award for best trumpeter three times.

George Huxley is much in demand in the UK, Europe and USA.

His soaring soprano evokes memories of the legendary Sidney Bechet, with whom he has often been compared.

He is a busy and popular musician well known for many years as a fine clarinettist, soprano and alto saxophonist.

The traditional jazz concert is in aid of much needed village hall refurbishment.

Tysoe Village Hall has recently installed disabled toilets, widened doorways, new storage, a new stage, new chairs and tables and new heating, lighting and rewir-ing.

It has new stage curtains, window blinds and sound insulation, a newly renovated floor and redecoration is almost complete.

Further works to be carried out include re-surfacing the car parking, new front doors and kitchen.

Tickets are £12 and a raffle and licensed bar will be available.

They are available from Tysoe Village Stores or from Sue Baxter on 01295 691011 or by emailing baxtersue@btconnect.com.