A VERY special concert is taking place at the Turner Sims Concert Hall later this month to honour the memory of Southampton Jazz Club's first chairman and founding member Gary 'Skip' Conway who died in November last year.

Gary was one of the true greats of the local jazz scene and an architect of its success. He was involved in various capacities with the club for over 20 years and helped many jazz musicians, both local and national. He also played a pivotal role in establishing Southampton as one of the premier cities for jazz in the UK.

The concert, on May 24, will feature 14 of the UK's best jazz musicians including Peter King - one of the world's finest saxophonists, Bobby Wellins - regarded by many as one of the most creative tenor saxophone players around, the brilliant pianist Michael Garrick and jazz luminary Martin Shaw.

All the musicians performing jumped at the chance to be a part of such a special event.

Money raised will go to the local charity Hampshire MusicSpace - a community-based music therapy service, responding to the growing demand for music therapy from pre-school to old age.

Tickets £12.00. Box office: 023 8059 515.