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The concert will feature a first half performance from Merton Music Foundation’s Merton Youth Concert Band, presenting an uplifting programme of well-known film and popular music favourites. The second half showcases MMF’s young jazz musicians (the Jazz Jumpers, Jazz Works and Merton Youth Jazz Orchestra), playing an independent set, then performing the music of Charles Mingus alongside the Blues And Roots Ensemble.
Led by double bassist Ed Babar, Blues and Roots Ensemble (BARE) specialises in sharing the music by the great bandleader/composer, Charles Mingus, through concerts and education projects. A diverse nonet of top international musicians from South Africa to Sicily, India to Cuba, BARE has quickly grown a reputation for its captivating and raucous performances, as well as new initiatives in creative teaching and outreach work.
The band has performed sell out shows at prestigious venues including The Jazz Cafe, Cambridge Jazz Festival, The Vortex, Pizza Express, Soho, The Ashtead Jazz Club, Spice of Life Soho and The Elgar Room at The Royal Albert Hall.
New Wimbledon Theatre
Standing proudly since 1910, New Wimbledon Theatre has garnered a glittering reputation as a premier theatrical venue in South West London. The Grade II listed building has a beautiful Edwardian auditorium and, with a capacity of over 1,500 (one of the largest in London), the venue hosts touring productions as well as an annual pantomime each Christmas.