Vic Evans Celebration

Birmingham Jazz is supporting this Celebration of the life of Victor “Vic” Evans which is also a benefit gig to support his family. Vic Evans the longtime singer with Andy Hamilton’s Blue Notes died on the 3rd November aged 90. He was singing almost to the end and in addition to dealing with their loss his family have discovered that the funeral plan they paid into has failed leaving them with £5000 pounds to find for his funeral in January 2023.

Over the years playing with Andy Hamilton and the Blue Notes and since Andy’s death continuing at Silvershine despite a dementia diagnosis, Vic has sung with many visiting jazz musicians including recently Xhosa Cole and Tony Kofi. During lockdown in 2021 Birmingham Jazz recorded him with the Blue Notes at Sansom Studios as part of an Arts Council funded project and the video is linked below.

There gig will feature The Blue Notes plus Guests. Guest players will be announced nearer the time.

At the gig as well as some great music there will be opportunities to support the family by bidding in an auction or by direct donation. Brian Homer has created a booklet of his pictures of Vic and copies will be for sale with proceeds going to the family.

More information on the gig will be on the Silvershine website

If you can’t make the gig there are still things you can do to support the family.

1. Donations can also be made directly to this account:
Mrs J.L. Polack

2. You can buy the In Memoriam booklet on Brian Homer’s website

Please share the information on social media and at clubs and venues.