We had a bumper turnout this year almost double 2008 attendances, the weather was excellent, the jazz was superb and the audience's feedback was overwhelmingly favourable.
Thanks to everyone who helped us by filling in the questionnaires all the comments are being taken on board.
The winner of the questionnaire draw for 2 free tickets for the 2010 Festival is
Mr. Roy Semark of Aston, Hertfordshire
Below are some photos from this year's festival interspersed with some of the emails we received.
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We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone who helped make Pershore Jazz Festival such a fantastic event. It is our second year of attendance and we are already looking forward to next year. We particularly liked the addition of the marquee as an extra venue and it was a treat to walk through the beautiful grounds of the college between venues, particularly as we were blessed with such glorious weather. There was a good mix of performers and the hardest task each day was to decide who to watch and when! Thank you again. Mike and Susan C
Congratulations to you all, you obviously worked so hard but your efforts resulted in a first class festival. My view is that there was music for everybody, with different genres of music, perhaps an introduction to something new. Great. Well done. Thanks and regards Terry T.
Thanks to you and your committee for a great weekend. Pershore Festival just gets better and better, long may it continue John H
What a fantastic weekend thank you Pershore 2009 must be the best for atmosphere and entertainment Bob F
My wife and I would like to thank and congratulate you on providing such a marvellous feast of jazz last weekend; we thoroughly enjoyed every minute. There was a wonderful friendly atmosphere that you don’t often experience at the bigger events and you provided something for everybody: it reminded us of the Brecon Stroller of a few years ago.
We realised in February/March that Brecon was having problems so we surfed the internet for an alternative near the date and up came Pershore, so we decided to give it a try -- one of our better decisions. They did put on a hurriedly-organised Brecon eventually so we ended up doing both!
Thanks again for the information about the Friday night concert, it was a marvellous impromptu affair and set the tone for what was to be a very entertaining weekend. We have rebooked our excellent farmhouse B&B at Cropthorne when we left for next year so, God willing, we’ll see you then, if not before at your jazz club.-- Chris and Roger D
Photos by Barry Kesterton