Community centre to welcome jazz pianist

Bedlington Community Centre is bringing Manchester jazz pianist John Ellis to their village for a night of great songs and fine musicianship this month.

The John Ellis Solution is a journey into song, withsongs about people, their hopes, loves and fears, and will be at Bedlington Community Centre on Thursday, September 24, at 7.30pm.

The variety of material takes in the old, the new, classic blues and jazz songs – with some familiar and others less so, but all soul based.

Many of the songs relate to John’s career as the secret ingredient on albums by Tom Jones, Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae, The Cinematic Orchestra, John Squire (The Stone Roses) and others.

Tickets are £10 from the centre or at