Cancer charity to benefit from student jazz night

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Students at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) will jazz up their Friday evening next week with a special gig to raise money for a local cancer charity.

GSAL Jazz Club at on Friday 17 March will team talented student vocalists with a professional jazz ensemble. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Breast Cancer Haven, Yorkshire.

As well as classics from the Great American Songbook, there will be jazz interpretations of familiar pop tunes. The programme also comes right up to date with renditions of the Oscar winning City of Stars from the movie La La Land and You’ll be Back from the Tony award winning musical Hamilton.

The band members are Adrian Knowles on double bass, Jason Scott on piano, Alex Hogg on guitar and drummer Gordon Kilroy.

Sponsored by Daleside Brewery, the Jazz Club at GSAL is raising funds for Breast Cancer Haven for the second year running. The 2016 event raised £1,000 to support the Haven’s vital services in the region.

Tom Robertshaw, fundraising manager at the Haven, said: “We’re thrilled to be once again involved with the GSAL Jazz Club event. I had the privilege of attending the 2016 event and was astounded by the talent showcased by the students.  It was a fantastic evening raising money for a wonderful cause.”

Breast Cancer Haven exists to improve the quality of life for people affected by breast cancer by providing emotional, practical and physical support.  The charity’s mission is to ensure that everyone affected by breast cancer gets the help they need. As a recent visitor affirms: “Whilst the NHS undoubtedly saved my life, Breast Cancer Haven helped me live it again.”

GSAL Jazz Club takes place on Friday 17 March at 7.30pm (doors open at 7.00pm) in the school’s theatre foyer, which will be transformed into an atmospheric jazz club setting with a bar, offering a wide choice of refreshments including real ale from Daleside Brewery.

Tickets can be purchased online for £7 (£5 concessions). Advance booking is advisable.

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