Mark Bassey, our wonderful Jazz Composition Tutor was honoured by his class when a song was composed for him.
Now, the lyric won’t likely trouble Cole Porter, but it demonstrates ingenuity and reflection of the reality:
WE FRIENDS CAME FROM BRIGHTON
OUR JAZZ SKILLS TO TIGHTEN
LEARNING, PLAYING WITH NEW MATES
THANK YOU MARK VON BASSENTHWAITE
Mark, himself, lives in Brighton by the way – the reference to Bassenthwaite (our closest Lake) is merely poetic license. You can tell Mark was moved to tears! He’ll be back next year.