THE first of a quartet of fine jazz evenings booked for 2014 was enjoyed by a capacity audience at Cossington Village Hall on Saturday evening.

Mike Denham (piano) and Mike Snelling (clarinet) enthralled the audience with jazz classics penned by the likes of Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin George Gershwin and more.

Mike Denham’s solo number entitled Russian Rags an adaptation of Rachmaninov’s prelude in C sharp minor was probably the highlight of the evening.

Meanwhile Mike Snelling who was part of the famous Chris Barber Band for several years played 2 tunes fondly remembered by many and associated with the late Monty Sunshine – Wild Cat Blues and Petite Fleur.

Future jazz evenings are booked for June 7, October 11, and December 13.

Contact Roger on 01278-451187 or email

A raffle held by Bridgwater Hospital League of Friends raised £150.00.