Pianist Edward Hardy played in a jazz quartet for almost 40 years but had no one to play with after being moved into a senior care home following the onset of dementia.
Mellifont Abbey Care Home worker Sam Kinsella helped the 95-year-old war veteran post an online advert to bring in musicians to jam with him.
The nursing home in Wookey, Somerset, was inundated with more than 80 requests from across the UK. But Hardy was, even more, astonished when the advert prompted three former band mates who he hadn’t seen for 35 years to get in touch.
The four-piece original jazz band are now in rehearsals for a reunion show at the care home next year.
“It is amazing so many volunteers have come forward to help me make music, and it is marvelous that I have also been reunited with my old band,” Hardy said. “I have missed playing, and when I do play now, it makes me feel better and young again.”
Check out this ageless band do their thing:
H/T – SWNS
I can only hope to be able to blow notes and jam with my friends when I reach this age. This was a beautiful sight to see them having fun and being a part of something which is very important. How did you like this story? Share your comments below and tell us your opinions.