Jazz & Swing, Cool & Hot: The Laurie Kay Trio

Tuesday 1 February 2011; 6.30 – 9.00 p.m; Darwin College SCR

After his sell-out appearance in Keynes College last year, we are delighted to welcome back the Laurie Kay Trio to Darwin College for an informal evening of jazz and swing.

All are welcome to come and relax with friends, enjoy some sustaining nibbles and a glass of wine (soft drinks will also be available), and savour the rare artistry of three seasoned musicians. The food will have a Mexican flavour, courtesy of Origins, and the music will be oh so cool!

The Laurie Kay Trio was a fixture in Canterbury throughout the 1990s, playing modern jazz at numerous venues.  Laurie, a physicist at Kent, was principal clarinet in the University orchestra for several years but left to concentrate on jazz keyboard.  He recently returned to the area after a long absence, and is delighted to be able to re-form his original trio with Neil Francis (bass) and Phil Laslett (drums), two outstanding musicians on the East Kent scene.

Tickets: £12 per person, available from Fiona Jones in the Development Office. Please make cheques payable to UNIKENT and send to Development Office, The Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NZ by Wednesday 26 January.


This event has been organised by the University’s Former Staff Association in support of the Colyer-Fergusson Music Centre. Ticket price includes refreshments and all profits will be used towards funding the equipping of the new Music Centre.

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