01 June 2008

Southport International Jazz Festival

This weekend is the Southport International Jazz Festival, and Rob and I went along to watch our daughter, Ellie, performing as part of the Sefton Youth Jazz Orchestra and Sefton Schools Jazz Ensemble performance outside Southport Arts Centre.  It was a great performance, with solos performed by a range of musicians and two singers.  The combined orchestras were conducted by our friend Phil Shotton.

The sun was beating down, the deck chairs were out, the ice creams were enjoyed - a great afternoon of music by some amazing musicians.  Sefton Schools and the Sefton Schools Music Service should be proud of the young musicians that are being nurtured through the range of orchestras that the children and young people are involved in.

Here are some photographs from the performance.

That's Ellie with the glasses on, playing flute.

There were a lot of young people there too, honest!  But the older population of the town always seems to enjoy the outside performances of the Jazz Festival.

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