New Orleans jazz band to sets up music night in north Norfolk

The former Belfry School turned into the Belfry Centre for music and arts, renovated by Keith Hobday

The former Belfry School turned into the Belfry Centre for music and arts, renovated by Keith Hobday and Lucy Murphy at Overstrand. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A musical evening will bring the relaxed blues of New Orleands Jazz to the north Norfolk Coast.

Every fourth Friday of the month, a jazz band will take to the Belfry Centre for Music and Arts in Overstrand.

Reed player Mick Murphy is well known for his music in the capital, and has now put together a group of local musicians named the 'Bats in the Belfry' to play jazz in Norfolk.

Trombonist Chas Hudson and drummer Ray Bowden are also well-respected names in the New Orleans jazz industry.

Pianist Tony Ireland has been playing music for many years, and will compliment young guitarist Danny Murphy well.

Next month, on Friday July 27th, they will welcome a very special guest - keyboard player Andrew Hall. Andrew has worked

in New Orleans for over forty years, performing and recording with all the great local musicians and numerous international stars including the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, the Olympic Brass Band, George Melly, Chris Barber, Acker Bilk and Doctor John.

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The show begins at 7.30pm and entry costs £5.

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