All that Jazz at Yatton Hall

A special surprise took place at Yatton Hall Care Home in Somerset last week, when a resident’s grandson visited the home with his Jazz band.

Lisa Brain, Home Manager, said: “The band was really good. The set they played was fantastic. It was a special day because it was the first time Alan had heard his grandson play. It truly was a beautiful moment to behold, Alan couldn’t hide how proud he was.”

Once the band had finished their set, they took the time to speak to the residents and swap stories with them. Another resident presented the drummer of the band with some drumsticks she had in her room, which she had acquired from Bernard ‘Buddy’ Rich. The resident explained to the drummer that Buddy Rich was a famous American Jazz drummer who was known for his impossible drum solos.

Lisa Brain added: “You could clearly see that the young drummer was extremely humbled by the gift. These drumsticks meant a lot to our resident, but I feel she felt it was time that someone else helped them to continue Buddy’s legacy. I want to thank the band for coming into the home. We look forward to welcoming you back.”

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Date published: 15 September 2017

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