The Fleece in Suffolk, recent winner of a Parliamentary Jazz Award, has put out a plea to its audience. Read it HERE
WE NEED BIGGER AUDIENCES IF WE ARE TO CONTINUE.
THIS MEANS WE NEED YOUR HELP.
** come along yourself,
** bring (or send) your friends
** forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.
It would be tragic, having just won the award for best Jazz Club at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, if we were unable to continue because of insufficient support. We know the recession makes things tough for everyone and we have made strenuous efforts to reduce our costs, but Fleece Jazz receives no outside funding or subsidies. We are non-profit-making and none of the committee receives payment. All revenues are used to book the best musicians we can afford, maintain the best sound system we can manage and advertise our events.
Here’s a LINK to how the other half live.
This is such a great venue. Perhaps the arts council should help them out like they have for the opera. I was shocked to read this… You think they would give something to the Fleece???!!
Wishing The Fleece all the best of luck: this really is a great club, run by hard-working people who understand the music and musicians and always attracts a fantastically supportive audience.