UP-AND-COMING saxophonist Karen Sharpe has joined the Humphrey Lyttelton
Band following the retirement of Kathy Stobart.
Now 29 with an impressive CV behind him, including a stint playing Steve Strange in Boy George's musical, Taboo, he took a giant step towards his dream in April when he was chosen to play DJ Flash in the much-acclaimed, Jerry Springer: The Opera when it opened at London's Lyttelton
UK jazz scene figureheads Humphrey Lyttelton
and George Melly are amongst family in Brecon since appearances from the very first festival in 1984, and favourites Scott Hamilton Junior Mance and the Woody Herman Orchestra back by popular demand.
A considerable factor inlcuded, transporting cost of coal from the coast to Port lyttelton
for export, as said by Mr Ellis.
Arms at Hagley, near Stourbridge, was left in ruins by the blaze in the early hours of December 17, which caused damage running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
and his band, and Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen.
and his Band join musical forces with another jazz great, Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.
Jazz favourite Humphrey Lyttelton
has written the foreword and lavishes praise on Spicy Jazz for so effectively blurring the distinction between professional name bands and lesser-known local ensembles.
Last year's event, hosted by Humphrey Lyttelton
and Jools Holland combined awards and performances from the complete spectrum of jazz.
A crowd of 35,000 is expected and support comes from Supergrass, an acoustic set from Beck, and Humphrey Lyttelton
, patron of Birmingham Jazz Festival and one of Britain's leading jazz musicians, has died.
Our ties with Hagley go back to 1866 when the Lyttelton
family helped their cousin Prime Minister William Gladstone found Hawarden Park Cricket Club.