Coup for festival organisers as jazz hero tops the bill

A saxophonist who has played on the records of numerous pop stars including Beyoncé, Take That and Ray Charles, is coming to Bures to headline the village’s 17th annual music festival.

Chris Davis – who is known as Snake Davis – is a session musician and one of the world’s most sought-after saxophonists, according to Marsha Moore, one of the organisers of this year’s festival which takes place from July 3 to July 7.

“He has worked with the likes of Tom Jones, Tina Turner, Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer and will perform with the Jazznights Trio. Roger Odell, founder of Shakatak, will host the jazz evening on July 4,” she said.

The festival includes a choral evening, a blues night and a music competition plus Sudbury bands.

Organisers are including more family-orientated entertainment, more food and drink stalls, and providing free camping.