Nica Rothschild, known as The Jazz Baroness, spent part of her early life at Tring Mansion. To celebrate her remarkable story and her 35 years as friend and patron of jazz musicians in New York, the Tring Local History Society is holding a jazz concert at Hastoe Village Hall on Saturday 22 September at 7.30pm.
Music will be provided by the jazz septet The Shoe Horns, who have all studied together at Jazz School UK, and come from far and wide. They will play pieces by at least 12 composers who were friends of Nica, including Thelonius Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Horace Silver. Many of these pieces were inspired by, or dedicated to, Nica. The story of Nica’s life, as told by Hannah Rothschild in her book The Jazz Baroness, will be narrated by Tim Amsden. Images of the 1940s and 50s will be displayed, and appropriate clothing will certainly add to the fun.
You can take a bottle, and soft drinks will be available for a donation. A light supper will be provided and is included in the ticket price. Tickets for the event are £15 per person and can be purchased from 16 Lakeside, Tring, HP23 5HN, with a cheque made out to TDLHMS. For more information call 01442 827702.