Harmony in Harlem put on an evening of toe-tapping entertainment at Royston Methodist Church jazz fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 15:29 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 17:12 20 September 2016

The Harmony in Harlem band in full flow.

The Harmony in Harlem band in full flow.

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The Harmony in Harlem band at the Royston Fringe put on a show of toe-tapping entertainment as part of the Royston Arts Festival on Saturday.

Jane Mayo performing next to band leader Michael KilpatrickJane Mayo performing next to band leader Michael Kilpatrick

The group, led by Michael Kilpatrick, performed a programme of music by Duke Ellington from the 1930s to the ‘50s.

In an evening of foot-tapping swing and sumptuous jazz, the vocals were provided by Jane Mayo.

The concert – presented by the Royston Methodist Church and the Rotary Club of Royston – had a near-sell out audience who raised £600 to be shared between the church and Garden House Hospice Care.

Church Community Events Team chair Brian Norwood said: “This, now annual, collaboration with the Rotary Club is proving to be very successful and a wonderful example of how churches and other organisations can come together to provide entertainment for the community while raising funds for good causes.”

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