EJBF19’s opening concert salutes Mike Hart MBE
EJBF19’s opening concert salutes Mike Hart MBE who died last year. Mike was the Founder of the Festival and its Artistic Director for over 25 years.
He was a man of great energy, charisma and commitment. He changed the landscape of the Edinburgh jazz scene, creating the first international jazz Festival in Scotland and sustained it through the force of his own personality and hard work for many years, through thick and thin. He created a special spirit for the Festival which followed his own passion for the music. Jazz was always a joy for him
Now a host of musicians present a memorial concert - Climax Jazz Band, Society Syncopators, Spirits Of Rhythm and Scottish Jazz Advocates featuring
Phil Adams, Dave Batchelor, Graham Blamire, Ian Boyter, Bill Bryden, Bob Busby, Mike Daly, Fiona Duncan, Jerry Forde, Martin Foster,Lennie Herd, George Howden, Brian Kellock,Bev Knight, Hamish McGregor, Jake McMahon, Ross Milligan, Campbell Normand, Phil O'Malley,Ken Mathieson , Kenny Milne, Violet Milne, Fred Murray, Jim Petrie,Dave Strutt, Brian Weld, Wendy Wetherby, Jack Wilson.
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