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Brockenhurst College Students Enjoy Evening of Jazz

Jazz Café House Band performing in Brockenhurst College’s Kemball Theatre

Led by jazz trumpeter Andy Urquhart, the house band at The Jazz Café left their regular Sunday spot in Sandbanks to perform at Brockenhurst College’s Kemball Theatre recently.

The quartet – Andy Urquhart on Trumpet, Andrew Daniels on Piano, Lee Miller on Drums and Brett Nevill on Double Bass – performed a range of contemporary and modern jazz pieces to a full theatre.

The audience included current A Level and BTEC Music students who have been studying jazz music as part of their course.

Brock staff and members of the public were also invited along to enjoy the performance as well as prospective students who had recently auditioned for the College’s music courses.

The Jazz Café house band regularly host visits from many top UK jazz names such as Gilad Atzmon, Liane Carrol, Ian Shaw, Jim Mullen and Tina May.

Head of Performing Arts Tara Gadd said: “Brock is pleased to be able to host high quality professional acts for our students to access while also opening up our theatre to the wider public”

She continued: “The evening gave our prospective students a really good insight into the vibrant musical community we house within our Performing Arts department and gave our current students an intimate insight into a modern professional jazz band.”

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