MUSIC students past and present will return to the University of Chichester for a concert in honour of International Jazz Day on Monday.
The free event will showcase the talents of Lem and the White Fire – an 11-piece band made up of alumni musicians, graduate pianist Rob Westwood and ensembles led by first year singer Becky Wolff and third year percussionist Rich Carter.
Nick Reynolds, a senior lecturer and jazz co-ordinator at the university who is organising the concert, said: ‘Jazz brings our students together regardless of background or musical tastes.
‘Our regular jazz nights are a key social feature within the department.
‘This celebration of International Jazz Day highlights the role jazz plays as a global mediator.’
This year marks the first ever UNESCO celebration that aims to raise awareness of jazz as a historical form of expression for repressed people.
The concert will be held in the music block at the university’s Bishop Otter Campus from 6.30pm until 9pm.