The spirit of New Orleans jazz comes to Dorset in February – all in aid of a worthy cause.

The six piece ‘Golden Eagle Jazz Band’ is putting on a charity gig to help raise funds for Forest Holme hospice. The Poole-based hospice is dedicated to caring for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Kevin Scott, band leader and tenor banjo player says: “Inspired by the music of the revival, the “Golden Eagle” plays New Orleans jazz the way it was meant to be played, that is, with a powerful and melodic front line and a hard driving rhythm section.”

You can see this group which has been described as “The band that has the New Orleans bounce” on Friday 24 February at The Hamworthy Club in Canford Magna in Poole.

Tickets cost just £8 with all proceeds going to Forest Holme. To book tickets contact the Friends of Forest Holme Fundraising team on 01202 670644 or visit