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Charity Single

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

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Jazz artists, MCs, and DJs release charity single Louis Teenage Spirit in memory of a talented young musician Louis Watkiss who tragically died at 12 on 24th September 2021 at Tamworth’s Snowdome.

Louis was a grade five sax player and a member of both SFE ensembles and Bmusic’s Jazz Lines Summer School. Whilst being part of the summer school in August 2021, Louis met Xhosa Cole, a mentor, and a winner of the BBC Young jazz musician of the Year.

After one of his days at jazzlines, Louis and I watched the Camilla George Quartet accompanied by a Birmingham-based MC, Sanity perform, and the artists agreed to record a track dedicated to Louis.

All proceeds will go towards three charities, SFE , Bmusic and the LJW Music Fusion Foundation set up by Natalie, and Chris Watkiss.

The powerful track comprises three distinct sections; Xhosa Cole and the Quartet perform the first section and deliver an upbeat, cool, funky, and vibrant sound to celebrate Louis.

The Middle section slows downtempo, with a poignant saxophone solo beautifully perfumed by Camilla George to allow the listeners to reflect on Louis’ life.

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