An exciting development in the local jazz scene as the National Jazz Archive opens a new centre for Jazz at the Beecroft Arts Centre in Southend. The brainchild of Digby Fairweather, then new centre with house (amongst other things), the trumpets of Louis Armstrong, Humphrey Littleton and the first piano owned by Johnny Dankworth. There will be an opening celebration on the 6th of February from 10am to 5pm. There will be music playing all day – with a live session headed by tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett at 3pm. Simon will also host showings of the new DVD about the great saxophonist Tubby Hayes ‘A Man in a Hurry’ at 1pm and 2pm (times to be confirmed).
Listen again to last week’s show here on Mixcloud: