THEY are here again -the swinging, multi-talented Carlops Jazz Band to give what has become a fixture now, a concert at the  Eastgate Theatre. 

This year it is on Saturday, September  26, at 7.30pm and again the concert is  to raise money for two most worthy of charities, Mary’s Meals and Médecins Sans Frontières. The difference this year is that the Scottish Government has pledge to match pound for pound money raised for Mary’s Meals until December 20. 

As those that have been to the concerts before know, the Carlops Jazz Band features an eight piece ensemble and no less than five singers. The band bring their trademark exuberant big band sounds to songs by Irvine Berlin, George Gershwin and others, switching to a punchy up-tempo interpretation of instrumentals by Lee Morgan, Thelonius Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. This a truly talented band. 

It is the fourth time they are appearing at the Eastgate in support  of these two charities, two charities that do amazing work amongst some of the most needy people on earth. Mary’s Meals provides daily meals to chronically hungry children in their local school whether in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. In this way the hungry child is encouraged to attend school and, through education, gain a better future for him/herself and their community.

Médecins Sans Frontières MSF (Doctors Without Borders) is an independent humanitarian medical aid organisation committed to providing medical aid where it is most needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or gender and also to raising awareness of the plight of the people helped by the charity. Just now they are providing much needed input at Calais as well as their other commitments in war ravaged and poverty stricken areas of the world.

The band have previously played to a sell-out audience at the Eastgate so if you like the sound of the above grab a few friends, a table and have a super night, whilst supporting two very worthwhile charities. Tickets £10 from the box office at the Eastgate Theatre, Saturday, September 26 at 7.30pm.