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Grantham school's popular jazz night moves to St Wulfram's Church

Jazz fans are invited to attend a special ‘musical spectacular’ at St Wulfram’s Church on
Friday, February 1.

The annual King’s School jazz night normally sells out within hours of going on sale.

So organisers this year decided to move it from the school to St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, to allow even more people to purchase tickets.

A range of bands from schools and clubs across Grantham will perform at the music event next Friday including bands from King’s, Kesteven Grantham Girls’ School (KGGS) and Grantham Music Centre.

The church will be transformed into a jazz club complete with little tables and candles. There will also a bar available throughout the evening.

Director of music at The King’s School, Mr Lond said: “It is so much more than a school concert.The boys have all been rehearsing hard since October. We will still be creating the atmosphere of a jazz club within the church. It just means that even more people can come and enjoy the musical spectacular. We have already sold over 300 tickets but there are still many more available.”

The audience will be able to listen to traditional big band jazz music and sounds from New Orleans and music in the charts. There will also be a variety of soloists, trios and quartets.

Mr Lond added: “There will be two stages so as one performance ends, another will seamlessly begin on the other stage.

“This is my 16th Jazz night but it’s been going on for longer than that.”

Father Stuart Cradduck, rector of St Wulfram’s Church, said: “It’s just our way of helping a local school to raise money for the music department.

“Music is one of the things we do well in Grantham and we’re delighted to be able to help them.

“It is going to be a great night with so much talent on display.”

All profits will go towards the school’s music department to buy more music equipment.

There will be a bar and snacks will be available to buy on the night.

Doors open at 6.30pm and the music starts at 7pm.

Tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased in advance only from The King’s School’s office.

Mr Lond added: “It is always a fab night. We will hopefully see you there.”

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