Music fans will be treated to some live jazz, funk, and fusion tunes in Worcester next week.

Promoter Music Spoken Here is set to hold a special gig in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society at The Marr’s Bar, 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester on Thursday, December 14, with doors opening at 8 p.m before performances kick off half an hour later.

Music Spoken Here has been hosting monthly events at the bar since May 2022, showcasing the best of UK contemporary jazz, funk, and fusion.


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The program has seen performances by contemporary acts like Rosie Frater-Taylor, Tom Ford, Laimu, Zeñel, and Corrie Dick, among others.

However, in September, the group switched from ticketed events to a ‘pay-what-you-can’ approach to ensure exceptional live music remains accessible amidst rising costs.

The initiative has seen increased visitors at gigs, with contributions going to support the live performances.

The final show of 2023 will see Birmingham bassist Reed Bass return to the Marr’s Bar stage, having previously opened for Law of Three in July.

A musician who has performed with the likes of Wiley, Soweto Kinch, and the Lighthouse Family is set to headline the show.

Reed’s five-piece band, including Sam Rogers on sax, Reuben Reynolds on guitar, Faisal Ahmed on keys, and Leon Small on drums will also perform original and reworked jazz, reggae, and soul classics.

The event will serve as a tribute to the father of Dave Fuller, the instigator of the company, who succumbed to Alzheimer's disease after their last show of 2022.

Music Spoken Here also plans to increase the Marr’s Bar events frequency from monthly to every other Thursday in the new year, starting from January 11.

A jazz-fusion group comprising of legends like Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tal Wilkenfeld) and Jason Rebello (Sting, Jeff Beck) will kick off the new schedule.

All events remain ticketless, so people are encouraged to show up, pay what you can, and be part of exciting performances that keep the Worcester live scene alive and kicking.

For more information, visit the Music Spoken Here website (