Jazz for Amnesty 2015 Press Reviews

A JAZZY AFTERNOON FOR AMNESTY 

Members of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars performed to an audience of over 200 people in the gardens of Ely’s Old Fire Engine House restaurant on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for Amnesty International. 

James Pearson, resident pianist and Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s famous Soho Jazz Club, took the lead. He was accompanied by his brother, Joe Pearson, on drums and Sam Burgess - another member of the All Stars - played bass. Completing the line-up was acclaimed R&B singer Polly Gibbons. 

A spokesperson for the Ely Amnesty International Group said: “This was the third year running we have had the privilege of seeing these talented musicians performing on behalf of Amnesty International in Ely. The concert was a sell-out in record time and has raised about £2,000 for Amnesty. We had generous prizes donated by Ronnie Scott’s, the Old Fire Engine House restaurant, Peacock’s Tearoom, ADeC and Topping & Co. We very much hope to bring Jazz to Ely again next summer.”

ELY STANDARD - DANIEL

 

RONNIE SCOTT’S MAKE MUSIC FOR AMNESTY 

Over 200 members of the public were entertained with two hours of jazz in the beautiful gardens of Ely’s Old Fire Engine House restaurant on Sunday 7th June to raise funds for Amnesty International. 

James Pearson, resident pianist and Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s famous Soho Jazz Club, was accompanied by his brother, Joe Pearson, on drums, Sam Burgess (another member of the All Stars) on bass. They were fronted by the immensely talented R&B singer Polly Gibbons.  

A spokesperson for the Ely Amnesty International Group said: “This very special event raised about £2,000 for Amnesty’s global human rights work. We are very grateful to the Old Fire Engine House for providing their beautiful gardens, delicious cream teas and a generous raffle prize. We are also very grateful to Ronnie Scott’s, Peacock’s Tearoom, Topping & Co. and ADeC for donating other special raffle prizes. We hope to bring James Pearson and friends back to Ely for a fourth appearance in 2016.”

ELY WEEKLY - JORDAN

 

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