Celebrating International Older People’s Day
October 1st 2014
Wood Green Shopping Centre
The Spitz Charitable Trust brings together some of London’s finest Jazz Musicians to work in three Adult Day Centres in Haringey.
Opening Event with live music.
Jay Phelps – Trumpet, Jonathan Gee – Piano and some contributions from the Elders.
Expedition to The Exhibition – Elders and Live Music
Photographs by Calvin Solomon and Hannah Lovell
Exhibition 29th September – October 1st 2014
Collaborating with Elders is like Jazz – constant improvisation, listening, watching and responding to the moment.
“You’ve made my day, no – you’ve made my month, no – you’ve made my year.”
On Saturday 12th September 2015, The Spitz and its gathering of various ages and backgrounds arrived at King’s Cross to play in the Kings Place Festival 2015.
The band (Jay Phelps – Trumpet, Jonathan Gee – Piano, Ben Hazleton – Bass) were joined on stage by two elders whom the Spitz have been working with extensively : Victor Stuart – guitarist and Cedric Skyler – poet.
Both Victor and Cedric have had a series of one-to-ones with our musicians which brought them to this point of performance. On arrival, Cedric was brimming with quiet pride. He had just travelled from New Cross with an escort – the longest journey he has made in the 10 years since his stroke. Victor made sparkling eye contact with everyone he met. He came with his daughters and granddaughters who were overjoyed at seeing their (gran)dad perform for the first time in years.
Programme for Spitz @ Kings Place
Photographs by D.Orliange Photography