Dig in for Dixieland charity blow-out!

Digby Fairweather
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TRUMPETING ace Digby Fairweather will lead a charity bash at Stony Stratford’s Cock Hotel this Sunday evening.

The Dixieland deliveries are an excuse to see one of the leading jazz performers in an intimate environment, and proceeds will be given to the Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Family Support Group.

If you’ve never heard of the condition before now, you won’t be alone.

The rare genetic lung condition affects the cilia, microscopic hair like structures.

The fault causes repeated chest infections, hearing problems, and infertility.

Milton Keynes based Fiona Copeland – whose two sons both have the condition, is the Chairman of the support group, which aims to support those with PCD, and to raise awareness of the condition.

The group receives no official funding, which makes this weekend’s show all the more significant.

Digby hasn’t only played with the greats (our own late, great Sir John Dankworth calling him ‘One of our most articulate jazzmen’), he IS one of the greats, and a man whose abilities and passion for the sounds has kept him at the top of his game for the past four decades.

He won’t be alone for the show though, with Trevor Jeavons’ Good Time Jazz, and special guests set to swell the occasion.

Jack Randle is even showing out as ‘ole Blue Eyes!

Things kick off from 7.15pm and run through to 10.30pm, and tickets are an absolute snip at just a fiver.

Grab yours now, direct from the hotel or Odells in the town.

All proceeds are going straight to the charity.

Jazzing up your evening will make all the difference where it counts.

For more information on the condition, visit www.pcdsupport.org.uk