The recent St Olave’s Jazz Night 2018 was a roaring success, with items from the Jazz Band and Improvisation Ensemble, along with special guest star and virtuoso jazz saxophonist Simon Bates. Simon has performed at our Jazz Nights a number of times in past years and we’re grateful for his contributions again this year. Nick Beston, who has established this event as one of the school’s annual highlights and run it for almost two decades, directed the Jazz Band. Jim Treweek provided some astonishing improvisations on the piano, in support of Simon’s impressive saxophone solos. Even the Staff Band had another outing, performing a medley of Miles Davis’ music. The Music Department is very grateful to all participants and to what was one of our largest audiences for their support and encouragement, helping to ensure that the enjoyment of jazz continues at St Olave’s.