I notice the Bude Jazz Festival is mentioned; this will be my fifth year of going. I first went with a friend of mine, John, and even though I really disliked jazz, I do like live music and he had such enthusiasm that I had to go along. My wife who also hates jazz (I like some of it now, by the way) jokingly said to me to not bring home any CD's of jazz bands -- so I didn't... However, I was so impressed by the music and the musicians that two weeks later I bought a saxophone and haven't looked back. The following year my wife insisted I bought a CD rather than come back with a trumpet, trombone or any other jazz instrument. She's such a sweetie though as she does support my position in a band now.