Royal Academy jazzers help Vauxhall City Farm raise vital funds
Seriously cool jazz featuring a hot trio direct from the Royal Academy of Music will be on offer at Vauxhall City Farm on Sunday ( 3rd December).
But if you think Jazz at the Farm with Royal Academy musicians sounds just a little elite and out of reach, think again.
The music may be classy but the venue prides itself on its social inclusivity. For even though it sits within earshot of Big Ben, Vauxhall City Farm is sited in one of the most deprived inner city areas of London.
The farm, is surrounded by high-rise blocks occupied by many people coping enduring life on low incomes and terrible poverty of opportunity.
Thankfully with the help of staff and volunteers the Vauxhall City Farm offers a valuable lifeline to the community. It helps support children and disadvantaged people, promoting emotional, mental, social and physical health and well-being.
Welcoming around 50,000 visitors each year, it delivers special training and development programmes with workshops and activities for around 7,000 children and young people. It’s areal vehicle for change.
Sunday’s early evening Jazz concert will be staged the cafe and event space and will feature The Academy Trio with Toby Yapp (Double Bass), Jack Thomas (Drums) and Noah Stoneman (Piano).
Toby, Jack, and Noah specialise in Jazz Performance. The three of them have been playing together since being involved in the Junior Jazz program at the Royal Academy of Music, building a reliable and exciting rhythm section. They will be playing a selection of Jazz Standards.
The evening will start at 6.00pm with a complimentary glass of wine (or soft drink), included in the cost of your ticket.
The trio will take the stage at 6.30pm and there will be a cash bar with all profits from the evening will go towards supporting Vauxhall City Farm's work and services.
Supporting its work with inner city youths is our esteemed boss Clive Conway who is chair of the Tutu Foundation UK and became a patron of Vauxhall City Farm earlier this year. He also just happens to be a former student of the Royal Academy of Music training alongside people like Simon Rattle and Annie Lennox before going on to enjoy a critically acclaimed career as a flautist.
You can book tickets to Jazz at the Farm on Sunday and find out more about the vital community work of Vauxhall City Farm at https://www.vauxhallcityfarm.org/Event/jazz-at-the-farm