Jazz Portrait of Gerry Birch on Sousaphone

Jazz Portrait of Gerry Birch on Sousaphone

Gerry Birch hails from East Kent where, besides playing sousaphone and double bass and leading his own Stour Valley Jazz Band, he organises increasingly popular weekly jazz gigs on Thursday nights for fans at The Star, Old Wives Lees, just outside Canterbury.

But there’s more! He also runs his own business repairing and restoring brass instruments, so trumpeters, you know where to go to get those valves loosened up! Other bands that feature for Gerry at The Star include Anything Goes, Vocalion, Tuxedo and The Southfield Stompers. My Jazz Painting of Gerry features him at The George, an earlier jazz venue in Shalmsford Street, Chartham, Kent.

Fine art print of Jazz Portrait of Gerry Birch

Jazz at The George
Gerry hot wired,
Sousaphone fully fired,
For Jazz at The George
Intense, inspired.

Jazz&Jazz Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: [email protected] to place your order and help support jazz.

For details of Gerry’s programme at The Star email him at [email protected] or call The Star on 01227 732527.

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