MUSIC fans are in for a treat when an evening of jazz comes to Wickham Bishops this weekend.

The Alan Gresty Jazz Band is playing at the village hall in Church Road this Saturday.

The concert is part of the Wickham Bishops Jazz Club nights, which are held several times throughout the year.

The band is made up of Tim Huskisson on piano, Roger Curphey on bass, Graham Hughes on trombone, John Watson on drums, Jim Douglas on guitar and banjo and band leader Alan Gresty on trumpet.

The show also features Pete Neighbour on clarinet, who is a special guest from the US.

A spokesman said: “This event last year was one of the best nights of the year and turned out to be something special.

“Again, we feature the band led by Alan Gresty, with the exception of Colin Bray, who will be travelling.

“We also welcome back our special guest, the brilliant Pete Neighbour.

“We are looking forward to them reminding us of the fine music performed in the past by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton amongst many others of your favourites.”

The Wickham Bishops Jazz Club, now managed by Pete Hughes, is currently run as a fundraising venture for village hall funds.

It continues the high standard of the previous Club of Jazz which took place in the hall for 27 years and was widely recognised as one of the top venues for traditional jazz in the country.

Tickets for the concert are £12.50 and doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

The event will run until 10.45pm.

For bookings, email or call 07548 775777.