Canterbury Jazz Festival
On Saturday 4th November, the Herne Bay Junior School Jazz band performed in the Spiegeltent at this year's Canterbury festival alongside children from primary schools across East Kent.
Schools involved were: Herne Bay Junior School, Bridge and Patrixbourne CofE Primary School, Priory Fields Primary School (Dover), Phoenix Community Primary School (Ashford) & Goat Lees Primary School (Ashford) We were also joined by special guests from the Simon Langton Girls Grammar School Jazz Band led by Mr Peter Cook.
The impressive Jazz Orchestra made up for over 60 children performed a selection of music exploring the theme of Jazz and improvisation. They entertained parents with songs such as latin favourite 'Oye Como Va', 'Peter Gunn Theme' made famous in the film Blues Brothers and originals composed by Mr Peter Cook. A number of children from Herne Bay Junior School also performed solo jazz items in the concert including Sophie who played 'Georgia' and Freya who played 'Bye Bye Blackbird'.