A LITTLE JAZZED UP
“The Friends are planning several high profile events over the coming months in aid of the Conquest Hospital. The first will be a special concert on Saturday 4th February at the Hastings Centre on The Ridge, just across the road from the Conquest. It will feature well-known local jazz pianist Mike Hatchard, who is often to be heard playing the grand piano in the foyer of the hospital, virtuoso base guitarist Chris Barrett and Hugh Alexander on drums.
They will be playing pieces by several classical composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Grieg, Ravel, Debussy and Schubert, but jazzed up a little to make them sound very different. A bit like Jacques Loussier’s treatment of Bach in the ‘60s and ‘70s but across a wider range and with a distinctive feel.
The concert will start at 7.30pm. Tickets costs just £10 and are available from either the Hastings Centre (01424 753322) on The Ridge, from the ‘Friends of the Conquest shop in the foyer of the hospital or from the Hastings Information Centre, Aquila House in Hastings.”