TW12 Jazz Festival swings back to life
By Teddington People | Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:33
Celebrated jazz musicians will be appearing alongside local performers and student musicians next month at the TW12 Jazz Festival, now in its second year.
This year's TW12 Jazz Festival will feature award-winning jazz musicians as well as local bands.
Artists - including the Gwilym Simcock Trio and guitar virtuoso John Etheridge - will take to the stage from 12pm to 10.30pm on Sunday 3 August at the Hampton Hill Playhouse.
The festival's beginnings date back to March 2012 when local pianist Terence Collie and vocalist Janet McCunn teamed up to create a monthly jazz night at local restaurant Retro Bistro.
The nights took off and organisers decided to put on a large scale event last year. They are now planning the TW12 jazz festival will become an annual event.
Terence Collie said: "We wanted to give local jazz musicians and singers an opportunity to share the bill with top international jazz stars and to bring a cultural event of this genre to this part of South West London."