The concert, which is one of the highlights of the sixth form college’s musical calendar, was staged to a packed audience.
During the evening, performances included a wide range of popular songs, sung in a jazz style, such as Michael Bubl
é’s version of Save The Last Dance for Me, Ella Fitzgerald’s Cry Me A River and Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
Instrumentalists also shone with seasoned favourites including Watermelon Man and Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street.
Head of performing arts Alison Richards said “It was a fabulous night and the students excelled with their performances, under the expert baton of Timothy Murphy, our music technology tutor and jazz band musical director. We would also like to say a big thank you to MacDonald Portal Hotel for all their support with this community event – the venue is fantastic.”
The performers included: Gianluca Allinson on drums, Haven Carty, bass guitar, Jonathan Jamison and Luke Jeeves, electric guitar, Thomas Rocke, piano, Matthew Allen, Ella Dumpleton, Claire Francis, Amy Grierson, Callum Hand and Andrew Lewis, alto saxophone, Daniel Barford, Hollie Kennerley and Georgia Williams, cornet, Nathan Flaherty, tenor trombone, Seth Hamill, bass Trombone/Vocal, Laura Edwards, Laura Taylor and Jessica Snelson, clarinet, Robert Anderson, Lily Cantwell-Browne, Alexandra Graham, Katie Hammond, Rebecca Holland, Darcey Mackay, Zara Okoro, Tom Oliver, and Victoria Tate, vocal.
Sir John Deane’s pupils wil also present the hit musical Guys and Dolls from February 24-26 at the college theatre from 7pm and a springtime musical soirée on March 10 at 7pm.
For more details visit the website www.sjd.ac.uk or call 01606 810020.