BARRY QUANTRILL: We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved

Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Connie Hockley, with Barry Quantrill at Jazz on the Green
Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Connie Hockley, with Barry Quantrill at Jazz on the Green

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KEVIN Grenfell, Richard Leach and their band Slide by Slide gave a fantastic performance at Jazz on the Green to celebrate its first year.

The mayor of Fareham, Councillor Connie Hockley, joined me and the team for this special evening of live music.

Since our launch in November 2015, Jazz on the Green has gone from strength to strength, with 10 bands performing to more than 800 local jazz fans.

We’re really proud of what Jazz on the Green has achieved in our first year.

The whole team has worked really hard to bring live jazz and swing music to the area and we have loved meeting fellow fans who share our enthusiasm and love of the music.

Our regular guests have given us some fantastic feedback and offered ideas of new ways to enable us to continue delivering an exciting and varied line-up.

Jazz on the Green is non-profit-making and offers a new and fresh approach to delivering live music locally.

Performances are delivered in a professional but friendly atmosphere.

The venue, Sarisbury Green Community Centre, offers a large stage with lighting, cabaret seating around covered and dressed tables and full bar facilities.

The community centre has also supported the venture through its marketing activities, ensuring local residents are aware of these events in their neighbourhood.

In our second year we are looking forward to welcoming back some of our favourite bands and adding some new favourites to the list.

Among the returning artists are Amy Roberts and Richard Exall, who launched Jazz on the Green back in November 2015.

They will be performing next April.

To find out more about Jazz on the Green and future events, call 07903 311870 or go to jazzonthegreen.co.uk.

Barry Quantrill is the founder of Jazz on the Green