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Latin Fever Jazz Concert



The Friends of Canford Music held their annual jazz concert on Friday 24th February in the Music School.  

Billed under the title of ‘Latin Fever’, the audience was transported from Dorset to the colourful shores of Latin America through a wonderful evening of jazz music complemented by some stunning performances from individual singers. 

The show opened with four pieces arranged by Mark Taylor - Blue Bossa by Kenny Dorham, Sway (Quien Sera) by Gimbel and Ruiz, The Look of Love by Burt Bacharach and Chega De Saudade (No More Blues) by Antonio Jobim.    The Symphonic Wind Orchestra followed with Caravan by Duke Ellington, Mr Bizet goes Latin by Norman Taylor and The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) by Moises Simons.  Solos from Grace Gammell, Chloe Gadd, Honor Hornsby, Matilda Hubble and Alexandria Eyre complemented the group performances, and the evening ended with a rousing version of I wanna be like you from ‘The Jungle Book’ involving much audience participation!

The depth of musical talent among Canfordians, and the confidence with which they performed, were awe inspiring.  The pupils approached their performing with real professionalism. Many thanks to the performers, our Music staff and the Friends of Canford Music for a memorable musical evening.

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