Jazz at Budleigh

Well, it's April, and that's the month of the Budleigh Jazz Festival. I don't know much about jazz, so I'll just let the very smart website at http://www.budleighjazzfestival.org/ speak for itself.

I'd heard of the Festival's president, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, the composer, arranger and pianist. But I didn't know that he'd been brought up in Budleigh Salterton, along with his sister the poet Meg Peacocke.

With the Festival taking place over the Easter weekend and with a line-up of top musicians it's sure to be a popular event. Craig Milverton, voted as top pianist last November in the 2010 British Jazz Awards, will be a welcome return visitor.

Tickets can be booked singly or for the whole weekend at the Tourist Information Centre on 01395 445275. For more information you can visit the website or contact 01395 446524


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