Last year, I was approached by the Edward Starr Trust here in my home town of Brighton to become a Patron of the charity. The late Edward Starr was a jazz fan who often came to my gigs and his son Robert has done a stellar job of setting up a charitable foundation in his father’s name.
The charity is an ‘umbrella’ foundation for many different children’s organisations. I was honoured and thrilled to be asked to be a Patron (alongside former olympic figure skating champion Robin Cousins) and have now organised my first gig in aid of the Foundation and also the charity Whizz-Kidz at the world- famous 606 jazz club in Chelsea.
Half the money raised will go to Whizz-Kidz who help give disabled children a more independent life with their amazing chairs, and the other half to Edward Starr Trust. We have set the entrance fee to a flat £20 and for that you get a whole lot of music!
I will host the night and sing a few numbers but our star turns who are all agreeing to do the date for free are:
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Liane Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, Darren Abrahams, Ashley Slater, Gareth Williams, Steve Watts and Martin France.
We will also have an amazing raffle with great prizes donated by the artists, the 606 club and the Trust.
Please do come and support our cause and hear some terrific jazz. Bookings Here.