Michael has played the Worthing Wurlitzer for a variety of occasions including Sunday concerts, children’s concerts, sing-a-longs during the Worthing Beer Festival and silent film shows.
Jamyma Hanson started to play the organ after seeing a presentation by Michael which tempted her to give playing a try. As a result, she became one of the bright young talents to have risen through the ranks of the Rye Wurlitzer Academy which is run by Michael Wooldridge. She has made several concert performances on organs throughout the southern half of the UK and has also been featured playing and chatting on BBC Radio 2.
The afternoon will feature a satisfying selection of Jazz and Swing standards along with musical numbers from the great Hollywood films and West End shows. Michael will play the both the organ and the Steinway Grand piano, from where he will also duet with Jamyma at the Wurlitzer.
The Assembly Hall’s Wurlitzer Theatre organ is one of Worthing’s hidden treasures. WIth over 2000 pipes playing the theatre organ is a complex task, but in the hands of the top artists playing the Wurlitzer this year you will hear the full majesty of this wonderful instrument.
The splendid acoustics of the Assembly Hall complement the bright sounds from the pipes and tuned percussion instruments within the organ.