Alford Jazz Festival has taken place for the past twelve years. The Festival always received support through various grants in the past but due to the current economic climate the funding that was previously available is no longer there and it looked as though Alford would not be able to hold its festival this year.
Safelincs support various local groups and charities with sponsorship and provide free fire safety equipment to these groups and local schools, so when Alford Festival Music contacted us for help, we were more than happy to be sole sponsor for this year’s lively musical event. Safelincs have been involved with the non-profit making organisation in the past, supplying fire extinguishers for previous events. Andy Taylor, the chairman of Alford Festival Music, said “The support of Safelincs enables us to run some free events as well as presenting some top class jazz acts at various venues around the town.”
The Jazz festival takes place over a two week period from 13th July to 27th July. There is a variety of Jazz being performed over this period ranging from Miles Davis music performed by Terry Seabrook’s Milestones, including renowned saxophonist Alan Barnes, Dixiland Jazz through to Gypsy Jazz. The famous Alford Jazz Picnic takes place on Sunday 17th July, where people from far and wide arrive armed with their picnic and blanket to sit in the very pleasant grounds of Alford Manor House to enjoy the music and atmosphere.
We can wholeheartedly recommend the event to all our customers, suppliers and fire safety partners. It is worth the trip to Lincolnshire!