An evening of vintage jazz is to be held at a church.

The Upwey Music session featuring the Sunset Cafe Stompers takes place at St Laurence's Church, Upwey on Friday, July 22.

It’s the third concert that Upwey Music has been involved with this year.

A new small charity, they aim to support and promote music performance in and around Upwey – particularly in the church.

Tony King, one of the trustees of Upwey Music, said: “A group of us (not all with any connection to the church) got together because we hoped that this beautiful building, with its fine acoustics, could be used for the wider community as well as the congregation. Happily the vicar, Philip Elliott, was of the same mind.”

Tony thinks that this week’s concert will be close to a sell-out.

He said: "It certainly should be a lively evening! The band’s music is rooted in the opposite of churches – the bars and bordellos, dance halls and street parades of New Orleans in the 1910s and 20s, and later in the clubs and speakeasies of Chicago and New York. In keeping with the spirit, there will be a cash bar open in St Laurence on the night."

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12, either cash on the door, or from the website