Fougou Music / Events / Wed 24 Nov 2021 to Sun 24 Nov 2024 (3 years)

Salute To Humph

Salute To Humph

2021 will see the 100th anniversary of the birth of Humphrey Lyttelton, the elder statesman of British Jazz, who led the way for the jazz revival of the late 40s and 50s, and brought jazz to the mainstream with the first UK jazz record to reach the Top 20, ‘Bad Penny Blues’. Lyttelton was of course just as well-known for his broadcasting work, as the host of Radio 2’s The Best of Jazz and Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

‘Salute to Humph’ is led by jazz trumpeter Chris Hodgkins, a stalwart of the British Jazz scene. Chris has put together an impressive ten-piece band featuring top UK and US musicians who will really do Humph’s music justice.

The programme will also include new original music based on Lyttelton’s writings and journals. The Jazz Centre in Southend holds an archive of his private papers, instruments and other ephemera, and is supporting the tour; a travelling exhibition on Humph’s life and times will accompany the band.

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Event Location

Livermead Cliff Hotel

Torquay TQ2 6RQ

Telephone: 07967 790 358