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Kingston music students to perform at prestigious London Jazz Club

Jazz gig

Two youth ensembles from Kingston will perform at The Hideaway, one of London's most popular jazz clubs, next month (Thursday 12 July).

In a showcase of young musical talent, the Kingston Youth Jazz Band will start the show at 8.30pm with well known jazz numbers, followed by the Kingston Youth Big Band. In total, 40 students will be participating.

The Hideaway is South London's award-winning live music and comedy venue, showcasing new talent, established artists and star performers. This is the second time Kingston students have been invited to play at the venue, which will now be an annual event.​

Cllr Malcolm Self, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for the Music Service at Kingston Council, said: 

“A huge congratulations to both of the bands for being invited back to play at one of London’s most famous jazz clubs. Performing on the same stage as some of the most influential names in jazz, blues, soul and funk music is a huge honour.  ​

“Kingston Music Service has dedicated tutors and offers some fantastic training and opportunities to nurture talent in the borough.”

Kingston Music Service has previously received a Will Michael Jazz Education Award for its outstanding commitment to jazz provision in the borough. Find out more about the opportunities on offer by visiting www.kingston.gov.uk/music.

If you would like to watch the performance at The Hideaway, doors open at 7pm on 12 July. Tickets for the event can be bought online via www.hideawaylive.co.uk.