Organiser of Newport Jazz Weekend, Jim Thorn, has assembled some of the best-known jazz musicians for an evening of modern and Latin jazz at 19:30 on Thursday 6th October 2016. The line-up includes Nick Page, who is amongst the best jazz guitarists in the UK and also has an incredible singing voice, which is reminiscent of American jazz trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker. Nick regularly works alongside Jon Thorne (double bass), another relatively new recruit to the Island music scene, but another world-class musician who regularly records and appears live around the globe. Jim and Loren Thorn are a well-known Island double act and special guest Jose Lito, a wonderful Chilean percussionist, will join the ensemble on the evening.
“The performance will include a mixture of old and new jazz standards, which are all well known tunes, with a generous helping of Latin jazz favourites.”
Nigel Hartley, Chief Executive, said:
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Jim Thorn and his talented musicians back to the hospice, where his previous appearances have gone down a storm. We’re grateful to him for putting together such a top line-up and the audience is in for a big treat.
“If you haven’t yet joined us for a concert, this would be a great opportunity to come along and find out just what an amazing atmosphere there is! We continue to get fantastic reviews from people who attend and it’s a chance to come and find out what your Island hospice is all about. We really want to share our building with the local community and show them the real face of what we do, which is far from scary or morbid – it’s about living life and making great memories together”,