Top jazz artist to give performance in Solihull

School venue for charity concert.

Solihull School is to host a charity concert and master class by one of Britain’s most exciting jazz artists.

Jeremy Sassoon will be making his Midlands debut with his 11-piece band performing the music of Ray Charles in the Bushell Hall at the independent school for boys and girls in Warwick Road on Tuesday, September 17 at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event, priced at only £15, are available by contacting Solihull School on 0121 705 0958 or emailing [email protected]. All the profits will go towards Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Jeans for Genes Day.

The former psychiatric doctor turned jazz singer and pianist has performed the Ray Charles Project with his band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and at major festivals, and been a featured artist on Jazz FM’s Discovery Show.

Members of Solihull School’s Saxophony, Saxophone Group and Saxbeats jazz ensembles will be treated to a master class by Jeremy the same afternoon with the support of saxophonist Iain Dixon, guitarist Mike Walker, bassist Richard Hammond and drummer Ben Gray, all renowned musicians.

Jeremy Sassoon is performing at Solihull School on the recommendation of Hugh Montgomery, a Professor of Intensive Care Medicine and a Solihull School parent, who has been a friend since they first met at medical school.

Jeremy said: “I am looking forward to bringing my band to a school that has built up such a fine reputation for producing talented musicians.”