St Ives Jazz Club were delighted to support St Ives Infants School once again in bringing the highest quality jazz music for the children at the school.
Burum (meaning ‘yeast’ in Welsh) play new, fresh, dynamic interpretations of traditional Welsh folk melodies. Led by award winning trumpeter Tomos Williams and his brother Daniel on sax, with the addition of widely respected folk musician Ceri Rhys Matthews to a rhythm section comprising some of the best and busiest players on the Welsh jazz scene.
The children, from both reception class and Year 2, responded very positively to this unique music and especially enjoyed talking to the band about their instruments. Jo Mayes, from St Ives Jazz Club noted: 'it is really interesting to see how quickly the youngest children's understanding and appreciation of music develops, especially when supported by experiencing live music in this way. In the first session, at the beginning of the year, none of the reception children could identify the double bass, whereas this time they were happily calling out its name! The only problem we have now is that they are getting so used to learning about different instruments that they seemed a little unimpressed when Dave Jones started to explain about the piano!!'
The children's workshops were followed by a very successful and enjoyable gig at the club at The Western Hotel.