Wood Street Jazz Festival

Enormous thanks to all our friends and supporters who joined us for this year’s sun-drenched Wood Street Jazz Festival on Sunday July 18th. As well as being a fantastic afternoon of live music featuring some top jazz artists, the Festival also raised a whopping £12,500 for Challengers!

Our Sponsors

With grateful thanks to our sponsors, Surrey County Council, University of Surrey, and Rydes Hill Preparatory School and Nursery. Also to the huge generosity of the Shaheen Tandoor Restaurant for donating ALL the proceeds from their delicious Indian meals, and to Caper and Berry for donating the profits from the bar. Special thanks also to the private donors who made it possible for us to lift the Festival to a whole other level with the stage from David Pibworth Stage Hire.

The Music

Artists included Dennis Rollins (MBE) with his Velocity Trio with Ross Stanley and Pedro Segundo; Louise Clare Marshall with Mike Outram, Stefan Redtenbacher and Mike Sturgis; Stuart Henderson with Ollie Weston, Tom Berge, Raph Mizraki and Simon Price; and the Somethin’ Else Big Band led by Graham Varley.

Thanks to Kevin Freeman from Guildford Photographic Society for these wonderful pictures of the musicians (all photos copyright Kevin Freeman, not to be used without permission):

The Festival

Thanks also to Emily Blackley from Challengers for these pictures of the Festival, and to all the volunteers from Challengers and Guildford Jazz!

Where it all happened…