Enter Raffle to Win Grassroots Jazz Saxophone

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Hosted by
Nigel Price
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4 raffles
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38 previous winners
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4.9
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4 raffles
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38 previous winners
ticket price
£10.00
paid tickets capped at
-1
Ended on
Thursday, 8th September 2022 at 22:00
Hosted by
Nigel Price
Hosted by
4 raffles
·
38 previous winners
Rating
4.9
4.9

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4 raffles
·
38 previous winners
Nigel Price
4.9

0

4 raffles
·
38 previous winners

Raffle Summary

EVERY SINGLE ENTRANT GETS TWO FREE ALBUMS: ‘Evolution’ by the absolutely legendary Scottish saxophone virtuoso Tommy Smith and ‘It’s always 9.30 in Zog’ by the master saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. N.B. YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP TO THIS MAILING LIST TO GET THEM. http://eepurl.com/h4y2UH It’s very simple - If I don’t have your email then I can’t send you a download code! The raffle company were going to automate an email to all entrants but they haven’t got that in place yet so we’ll have to do it this way… Don’t worry, I will not use your email for anything else although I will ask you if you want to sign up to the grassroots jazz mailing list. Thanks Nige By supporting this raffle you will be helping UK grassroots jazz venues that missed out on funding in the post Covid arts recovery initiative. We have already stopped at least two clubs from closing so we’re making a real, positive different to the jazz scene here in the UK. Without dedicated premises, official company status and no justification for £50,000 minimum grants these venues received nothing whilst larger venues and organisations did pretty well. Some 97% of UK jazz clubs did not qualify for help. As a result we are already seeing closures. We cannot let this happen. Not on our watch. 100% of profits will go direct to the clubs. Check https://www.grassrootsjazz.com/ for the campaign's progress. Aside from all that, you get the chance of winning one of eight fabulous prizes, all donated from establishments and kind people who believe in what we’re doing. Please buy a ticket and share the link! Thanks Nigel Further reading: In February of 2022 I sent a letter, endorsed by 68 other Parliamentary Jazz Award recipients to the culture secretary, pleading for this situation to be addressed. I more or less fell on deaf ears which has essentially led me to taking this action. You can read the full transcript of that exchange here: https://nigethejazzer.com/dcms/ace I am currently working behind the scenes to try and secure more government funding but in the meantime it’s full steam ahead with the fundraising campaign. Together, I reckon we can do this. Thanks Nige

8 Prizes

  • P Mauriat Grand Dreams 285 Alto Saxophone This is an incredibly kind donation from private owner, Peter James. Totally immaculate with original case, crook, mouthpiece and even reed! Thank you, Peter! 2019 Review The Grand Dreams alto is the latest addition to the P Mauriat range and comes in a visually striking cognac lacquer. Solidly built, it has all the Mauriat traits, but with a new right and left-hand stack key layout, together with an adjustment of the palm key heights and a very responsive improved flush octave key. A super 6 neck, mother-of-pearl finger pieces and metal reflectors over the leather pads complete the picture. The key positioning is certainly more ergonomic and, along with a nicely balanced action, the Grand Dreams is a breeze to play. The top front F and Es responded extremely well and the right ‘pinky’ keys are perfectly situated, while players with smaller hands will find the positioning of the C and Eb keys a real plus. The pre-impregnated cork is a nice feature, and our Meyer 5 mouthpiece (fitted with a Jazz Select 3 reed) slipped on easily. The Grand Dreams is about as free-blowing as it can get and holds its voice all the way through the register. Altissimo was effortless and the sotto voce very impressive. The sonic palette is, however, not typically Mauriat. Though there is an underlying richness and warmth to the sound, the Grand Dreams has a lively brightness and more bite to its tone than that of its stablemates. It comes in the now standard shaped semi-rigid denier covered case with a 3/4 zip, grab handles to the top and side, along with eight heavy-duty nylon/rubber feet. There are large gusseted pockets to both side panels, with one having a very useful smaller ‘hidden’ interior zippered pocket, together with a pen pocket run and another, smaller zippered pouch pocket to the upper outside face. The shaped velour covered interior has a separate neck pocket and a hidden pouch set into the base of the case for mouthpiece, reeds and other accessories. But, perhaps the most unusual and welcome fixture was the quality neck strap with its padded leatherette halter and adjustable sling with its solid slip lock. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. The Grand Dreams marks a major advancement for Mauriat and it all comes at a remarkably competitive price – just a tad over £2,000!

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    International delivery included

  • Zetland Tenor Saxophone Absolutely brand new. Boxed. With case and Yamaha 4C mouthpiece. This horn has been kindly donated by Tom at Headwind Muisc in Bristol. Thanks so much! Zetland are solid, punchy and astoundingly easy to play. When coupled with the right mouthpiece the tone is on par with most professional model instruments on the market. “The action and intonation felt great on the Zetland, not to mention how free and easy blowing it is. Cracking student sax.”

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    International delivery included

  • Windcraft WAS-110 Alto Saxophone This brand new instrument was kindly donated by Sam at Dawkes Music. THE go to saxophone and brass shop in West London. They also put on live events. It’s a revolutionary place! Thanks a million, Sam! This premium quality student Alto Saxophone would be ideal to get started on. Designed to be easy to play and super-reliable, the Windcraft brand is the result of years of expertise. The instrument comes with a lightweight yet protective case, an easy to play mouthpiece, a couple of spare reeds, cleaning equipment and a 5 year UK warranty. If you've ever wanted to start playing the Saxophone this is the ideal instrument!

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    International delivery included

  • One year’s membership of the world renowned Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in the vibrant heart of Soho, London. (Book price £375). Comes in a very cool, jet black package. Benefits include: Priority booking, 20% off shows, queue jumping (!), free cloakroom, free entrance to the upstairs bar, free late, late shows, exclusive private shows, free bottle of champagne if you introduce a new member. Delivery / Collection International delivery included

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    UK delivery included

  • One year’s membership of the world renowned Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in the vibrant heart of Soho, London. (Book price £375). Comes in a very cool, jet black package. Benefits include: Priority booking, 20% off shows, queue jumping (!), free cloakroom, free entrance to the upstairs bar, free late, late shows, exclusive private shows, free bottle of champagne if you introduce a new member. Delivery / Collection International delivery included

    Delivery / Collection

    International delivery included

  • One year’s membership of the world renowned Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in the vibrant heart of Soho, London. (Book price £375). Comes in a very cool, jet black package. Benefits include: Priority booking, 20% off shows, queue jumping (!), free cloakroom, free entrance to the upstairs bar, free late, late shows, exclusive private shows, free bottle of champagne if you introduce a new member. Delivery / Collection International delivery included

    Delivery / Collection

    International delivery included

  • Thanks again to Sam at Dawkes for putting this into the raffle. They run live events throughout the year. If you’re the winner of this ticket then let them know which event you would like to see and bring a friend or partner.

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    UK delivery included

  • 10 tickets for the Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend 15th - 18th of September. These tickets have been kindly donated by the director, Jim Thorn. Thanks Jim! All the events at the weekend or separately ticketed so you can either go and see 10 yourself or 5 if there’s two of you! Or 3.33 if there’s three of you… It’s a great lineup this year. Check the website for details. https://www.iwjazzweekend.co.uk/lineup/all-events.php

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    International delivery included

Raffle Ends

Thursday, 8th September 2022 at 22:00 or when the last ticket is sold (whichever comes sooner)

Charity Donation

100% of the host's revenue goes directly to:

GRASSROOTS JAZZ
GRASSROOTS JAZZ
Registered Charity No. 1197449

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The Winners

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Jane Gater

Won 10 Isle of Wight Jazz Weekend Concert tickets on 08 September 2022
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Excellent cause and I am happy to release the tickets into Nigel Price's care to be allocated as he sees fit.

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Kate Galvin

Won Dawkes Live Event ticket for two on 08 September 2022
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The winner did not provide a review

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Keith Harding

Won Ronnie Scott’s Deluxe Membership on 08 September 2022
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Great raffle great host, all for a great cause

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Terry Quinney

Won Ronnie Scott’s Deluxe Membership on 08 September 2022
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Nigel Price, in addition to being a world-class guitarist, is tireless and tenacious in his support for everybody connected in any way to the UK jazz scene.

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Richard Steward

Won Windcraft WAS-110 Alto Saxophone on 08 September 2022
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Excellent raffle. Great idea. Contacted me immediately after I emailed to say I'd won.

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Lindsay Kennedy

Won P Mauriat ‘Grand Dreams’ 285 Alto Saxophone on 08 September 2022
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Great cause. Amazing to have won the prize. Thanks Nigel.

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Paul Beeching

Won Zetland Tenor Saxophone on 08 September 2022
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The winner did not provide a review

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Andy Brush

Won Ronnie Scott’s Deluxe Membership on 08 September 2022
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Excellent competition. Great prizes on offer. I don't usually enter competitions but, I'm glad I did with this one.

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