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  • Writer's pictureUrsula Sagar

They were enthusiastically shouting “more jazz!”

Updated: Mar 4, 2021

Musicians: Adam Bridges (keyboard) and Jo Rotunno (vocals)

The Spitz team arrived today to a perfect day for outdoor music-making – gloriously blue and warm but not too hot to keep the residents inside. The musicians meanwhile, laughed about the lighter side of Covid’s effects on the music world as they struggled to agree which day of the week it was!

Today, we welcomed a fantastic pair of fresh faces to BSL – Adam Bridges on keys and Jo Rotunno on vocals – for a set ranging from toe-tapping jazz standards to classic swing and Latin tunes, fondly remembered and warmly received by today’s guests. Jo has a beautifully authentic jazz voice, transporting us straight to the smoky salons and dance halls of 1930s-50s Manhattan.

In the end we had a lovely big crowd of 15-20 residents enjoying the music outside, leaving the band in no doubt of their musical tastes, enthusiastically shouting “more jazz!” when asked if they fancied a change. As the clock hit 4pm they called for one more song. Adam and Jo received the stamp of approval from Spitz stalwart resident G, who came over afterwards to tell Thom how excellent he thought the music had been.

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