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08/12/11 PRESS RELEASE
from Brighton Jazz School
Brighton Jazz School: Student, Charity Showcase Concert
Saturday 10th of December 2011
Brighton Jazz School was founded by Pianist Wayne McConnell in January 2010. He set up the school to help musicians adopt ‘the jazz way’ after hearing many people sit in at Jam Sessions. The school focuses on learning jazz as an aural music; we do things by ear as much as possible. We learn about the theory but only in context; there really is no point in learning a technique or theoretical concept if you can’t hear it and put it into practice.. We teach using a ‘from the bottom up’ approach, we only move on to the next topic when the previous one is mastered. There are no short-cuts or quick fixes to playing jazz; it takes patience, dedication and love.
The school runs during 3 terms over the year and it runs at a real Jazz Venue. The Brunswick in Hove is loved by many as an intimate, encouraging place with a decent piano, which is rare these days. The students are able to work and get comfortable in the Jazz Club environment in preparation for playing at a Jam. The Brunswick runs a very successful Jam session on a Tuesday evening from 8.30-11pm and students are encouraged to sit in. We also have world class jazz musicians give talks and workshops at the school. Most recently was pianist Geoffrey Keezer.
The concert on Saturday in part is raising money to fund the treatment for local super-woman Lynne Hazelden. Diagnosed with Breast Cancer last year, it has returned and now threatens her life. Lynne has found a live saving treatment in Israel that could help her but also to bring this ‘targeted immuno-therapy’ to the UK to help others in Lynne’s situation. The treatments are currently expensive and Lynne needs to raise a considerable amount of money to beat this horrible disease.
Tickets cost £6 available from http://www.thebrunswick.net/2011/06/bjs-student-showcase-saturday-10th-dec-2011/.
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from Lynne Hazelden
What: Brighton Jazz School Student Showcase Charity Gig – raising funds for musical instruments and the “Yes to Life” charity to fund Lynne Hazelden’s alternative Cancer treatment.
Tickets cost £6 available from
When: This Saturday, 10 December from 13:00-15:00
Where: The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 1JF 01273 733984 firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Holland Road Hove, East Sussex BN3 1JF 01273 733 984 http://www.brunswickpub.co.uk
Why: Have you got time this weekend to save Lynne’s Hazelden from breast cancer, support other cancer patients and buy new musical instruments for Brighton Jazz School? For only £6 you get a ticket to enjoy the students showcase of jazz music, hear Lynne Hazelden and Rob Daily from the Yes to Life Cancer Charity talk about complimentary medicine and give valuable information for people you know with cancer. They can learn how to apply for funding or how to raise funds.
Lynne is a goodwill ambassador for Peace in Our Lifetime. She’s has called on her international friends to raffle a variety of goodies. These include beautiful photographs by Linda Tan, a Meditation mp3 by Julie Mann, children’s treasure hunt vouchers (worth $14.95 a ticket) and an e-book called Finding the Peace Within. From the world of the movies, we have memorabilia form Star Wars, The Meaning of Life (Monty Python), Curse of the Pink Panther and more! See http://kindercancerchoices.me/goodies/ for full details.
To find out more about the alternative treatment and Lynne’s story, you can read an excellent article written by Hove resident and international, professional singer, Heather Cairncross, entitled Tumour In My Freezer – My Friend’s Search For An Alternative Treatment For Cancer http://goo.gl/9y6Tn
Lynne is trying to raise £100,000 for pioneering personalised treatment in Israel for her breast cancer. She is using her journey to raise awareness of the ground-breaking, kinder cancer treatments available in other parts of the world and bring them to the UK as quickly as possible.
Lynne is being supported by Wayne McConnell, a local musician and director of the pioneering Brighton Jazz School. After hearing about his friend’s situation he talked to his students who all agreed to share the profits from their event to support Lynne, as well as raise much needed money for their school’s equipment.
Lynne Hazelden said: “I am so very lucky to have such amazing friends like local musicians, Wayne McConnell and Heather Caincross who have stepped up to help me. Without them and other friends who are also creating events like this, I would just have given up. One event is in London at the D’Gaff in Leytonsone on the 18th December. My friends are all coming up with these ideas thick and fast. It has touched my heart deeply. People all over the world are donating goodies that will be on the website. I hope to keep it updated with information for everyone and I am recording a video blog. I would not have any hope of beating this terrible disease without them. There is so much amazing information out there in the world that can make life a lot better for cancer patients. There is also a great deal of exciting news about evolving cures and treatments. I hope that by sharing my journey, I can bring the information about the kinder choices that I have to find for myself to a wider audience. so that I can also support others.”
Lynne has already had 2 tumors removed from her breast in the last year and reconstruction surgery from her stomach. Unfortunately she has to have another operation on 23rd December. With her health already compromised from a rare allergic reaction to mercury and amalgam, the treatment she needs has to be personally tailored – the conventional broad spectrum chemotherapy would quite simply kill her. She is now in a race against time, not only to get treatment for herself, but to make these cutting edge treatments available to everyone in the UK. So please give whatever you can to support her campaign. Any money that is raised and not used for Lynne’s treatment will be given to other cancer patients by the Yes to Life charity.
For the last year, Lynne has been educating herself in all the different alternatives and options she has to be able to fight her cancer and now she believes the only successful alternative her body can cope with is one with reduced toxicity called cancer immunotheraphy. This will address not only her cancer but the damage to her health caused by the allergic reaction to mercury amalgam. Unfortunately this is not available in the UK but only in Israel at the CTCI center. http://www.ctcicenter.com
The following charity is giving her the support in her personal campaign and also her aim to raise awareness about other successful treatments available around the world.
How to help: Promote the event, attend the event, or make a donation.
To Donate, visit Lynne’s ‘Yes to Life’ Just Giving page at http://justgiving.com/lynne-hazelden
Donations will be matched by Felicity McRobb & Deborah Protter until the 14th December, so if you give £10 they double it (to a maximum total of £500).
To Follow Events, Find More Information and amazing Goodies in Exchange for Donations, visit http://www.kindercancerchoices.me
To Read Lynne’s Story, visit http://www.yestolife.org.uk/LynneHazelden/LynneHazelden.htm
To Find Out More About these Pioneering Treatments:
For the International Centre for Cell Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy in Israel – visit:
To Listen To A Radio Interview With Lynne, visit http://www.habitfixer.com/2010/04/the-cosmic-joke/.
To Find out about Lynne’s Pioneering peace initiative with Nobel Laureates & Film Work Visit: http://www.peaceinourlifetime.org
As Goodwill Ambassador for Goodwill Treaty for World Peace & Fellow of The Peace Research Institute which is recognised by US Congress. Visit: http://peaceprize.com/diplomats.
Film Work Credits (Star Wars, The Meaning of Life and more) Visit: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2368182/
Conclusion: So this is not just another fundraiser to buy instruments for the school. This event will make a critical difference to support our local Brighton resident Lynne Hazelden to be able to embark upon a kinder cancer cure treatment in Israel.