The Masterlink Podcast

Life as double bassist and Jazz promoter (with Marianne Windham)

September 10, 2021 Marianne Windham Season 1 Episode 31
The Masterlink Podcast
Life as double bassist and Jazz promoter (with Marianne Windham)
Show Notes

Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to Marianne Windham.

In this episode Marianne talks about her love for Jazz, its community, the double bass, teaching, her university days, jazz promotion, her charity work and why she left a succesful carreer in software consultancy.

The founder and driving force behind Guildford Jazz, a not for profit organisation whose aim is to bring some of Britain’s finest musicians to a local audience, in an intimate and welcoming “jazz club” environment, Marianne Windham left a successful career in software consultancy to take up playing double bass full time.

She has performed with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians at the regular jazz nights organised by the club, welcoming over 1200 musicians and getting on for 20,000 music lovers to a total of over 300 events including jam sessions and workshops for local musicians. Guildford Jazz also has strong community links,  and has raised over £60,000 for local charities.

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