RAFFLES DON'T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!
If you are a guitar player and/or a music lover, raffles don't come much better than this. And it is for a very worthy cause.
By supporting this raffle you will be helping UK grassroots jazz venues that missed out on funding in the post Covid arts recovery initiative. Without dedicated premises, official company status and no justification for £50,000 minimum grants these venues received nothing whilst larger venues and organisations did pretty well. Some 97% of UK jazz clubs did not qualify for help. As a result we are already seeing closures. We cannot let this happen. Not on our watch. 100% of profits will go direct to the clubs.
Further reading: In February of 2022 Nigel Price sent a letter, endorsed by 68 other Parliamentary Jazz Award recipients to the culture secretary, pleading for this situation to be addressed. It more or less fell on deaf ears which has essentially led Nigel to taking this action. You can read the full transcript of that exchange here: https://nigethejazzer.com/dcms/ace
Fantastic prizes - a high end jazz guitar from Fibonacci, three Ronnie Scott’s memberships, a classic Fender amplifier and tickets to Scarborough Jazz Festival (September 23 - 25). Also, each entrant receives a free album download. Nigel Price Organ Trio’s ‘Heads & Tales’ (Vol 1).
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