Each session reveals a different scintillation from the dynamic music scene of the era. ‘Around Five Pennies’ recalls the Red Nichols bands, which sometimes featured swing legends Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey, whilst ‘The Spanish Tinge’ will illustrate the influence of Latin rhythms. Next up, ‘Red Hot Pepper Stomp’ owes its content to Jelly Roll Morton, who claimed to have invented jazz (he didn’t!). ‘Music of the Jazz Age’ is high-octane Dixieland, all the rage in the 20s, and ‘Playing with Strings’ will give more exposure to the little-known Dallas String Band from Texas. The finale – ‘Rhythm is Our Business’ – highlights the best of the Swing era big bands from USA and Britain.

All six sessions will be compered by classic jazz devotee Jonathan Holmes from BBC Bristol.

A smorgasbord of musical stars will delight you:

Alex Clarke – Amy Roberts – Alistair Allan – Colin Good – Danny Blyth – David Horniblow – Enrico Tomasso – Emily Campbell – Graham Hughes – Harry Evans – Martin Litton – Martin Wheatley – Malcolm Sked – Michael McQuaid – Nick Ward – Nicholas Ball – Peter Rudeforth – Thomas ‘Spats’ Langham

The jazz starts at 2.00pm until 5.00pm and then resumes from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Tickets are £52.00.

Tickets are also available from the Box Office in Number 8.

Check Pershore Jazz website for details of future events: https://pershorejazz.org.uk/club-diary/