Last week, Wokingham jazz fans were lucky to witness an amazing performance from Art Themen and friends at the Whitty Theatre.
The toe tapping jazz enthusiasts of Wokingham got a real treat. As not only did they get to experience world renowned Jazz saxophonist Art Themen they also got to see the amazingly talented singer and keyboard player Liane Carroll. Accompanied by world renowned Ron Hetherington on drums, Denny Illett guitar and Andy Crowdy of Ronnie Scott’s on double. Not to mention the surprise guest appearance from Jazz singer, Val Wiseman.
This event was hosted and organised by local charity Wokingham in Need (WIN). WIN support homeless and vulnerable people in the local area and are always hosting wonderful events like this to help raise funding for the projects they are doing in the Wokingham area.
The Jazz evening truly was a community event, with local businesses donating raffle prizes and volunteers manning the bar, WIN were delighted to raise a huge £3000 which will be put to good use across many local projects, including their current Sensory Garden development at the Acorn Centre in Woosehill. The event was a huge success they are already panning their next Jazz evening for March 2020.
Even with the huge success of the Jazz evening, WIN still needs help to fund their current and future projects. So once again we are reaching out to the community to dig deep and help WIN make a difference to those in need in the Wokingham area.
Sue Jackson, founder of WIN, wants to say a special thank you to all members of WIN for their ongoing support and to all who attended this event as you truly have made such a difference to your community.
The next performance is planned for early 2020 and will sell out. Make sure you’re following WIN’s Facebook page for the release of the date and to reserve tickets as soon as it is released.
To see images and footage from the evening visit the Wokingham in Need Facebook page or website.