Jazzing up local plans

THE diary of Chobham residents had some extra jazz added to it during the village’s annual feast of music.

Each year Chobham Festival lays on a buffet of musical delights at the village hall and St Lawrence Church. This year was no exception and hungry to shake their stuff and step out on to the dancefloor were the crowds assembled to hear the Sussex Jazz Kings take over the village hall on Saturday.

PACKED OUT – the village hall was at capacity as the Sussex Jazz Kings showed their wares on the stage

PACKED OUT – the village hall was at capacity as the Sussex Jazz Kings showed their wares on the stage

Also on the menu was a performance from David Le Page, who started playing the violin at the age of seven, attended the Surrey-based School for Musical Excellence from the age of 11, and was a prize winner in the BBC Young Musician of the Year and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition.

CENTRE STAGE – the Sussex Jazz Kings enterained the crawds at Chobham Village Hall on Saturday evening

CENTRE STAGE – the Sussex Jazz Kings enterained the crawds at Chobham Village Hall on Saturday evening

He starred, together with other musicians in his David Page and Friends ensemble, in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a candlelit St Lawrence Church on Tuesday.

The sounds of Mo Town were prominent in the multi-day spectacle, with art exhibitions and routines from the local Morris Men adding extra flavour to the already tasty array of cultured treats.

One sound seeker said: “It’s a real treat and not one that I know of anywhere else. Chobham is very lucky and long may our festival feast be a success.”

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