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charity jazz concert for alzheimers dementia support The Woodhouse Jazz Band

Charity Concert for Alzheimers Dementia Support

The Woodhouse Jazz Band is a collection of woodwind musicians who love to get together to play jazz music. The group was formed 10 years ago by retired British Army musician and music teacher Jon Woodhouse, specifically to teach jazz improvisation.

This led to weekly jazz workshop sessions in Maidenhead as well as playing concerts at various venues for charity, weddings and seasonal markets. The workshop consists of saxophone and clarinet players and plays a mixture of jazz standards and 70’s and 80’s pop songs.

While some of the band members have changed over the years, the principal has remained the same – which was to bring musicians together in a fun, informal setting to play improvised jazz.

The Woodhouse Jazz Band are very pleased to be able to perform at a concert on Saturday 19th November 2022 at 7.45pm at the Community Centre, Marlow Road, Maidenhead in aid of the Maidenhead-based independent Charity Alzheimers Dementia Support.

Tickets, priced at £12 (including refreshments during the interval) can be purchased online or at the door on the night of the event from 7pm.

The charity hope to raise money that will help with the vital services they provide to the local People of Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough and Langley. To make the evening even more special, they will be introducing Catherine Hicks to sing several songs.

From his own experience with family, Jon can attest to the positive effects that music can have on those living with Dementia. Just listening to music can make people happier and more social. It taps into their deep memories and can literally bring joy into their lives.

To ask about lessons and the workshop, go to www.musicteachers.co.uk and search for Jonathan Woodhouse.

To find out more information about Alzheimers Dementia Support ‘ADS’ Charity, please visit www.adscharity.com.