A TAUNTON jazz quartet is set to hold a second Concert for Ukraine at Vivary Park later this month. 

The Lazy River Jazz concert will be held on Sunday, June 26 between 2pm and 4:30pm.

It will be free to enter but the band will be encouraging attendees to donate to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The quartet’s music is focused on the Great American Songbook and includes tunes from Broadway shows, Glenn Miller, and Frank Sinatra.

The event poster also promises special musical guests. 

Lazy River Jazz held its first Concert for Ukraine at Vivary Park on Easter Sunday, which raised over £1,000 for victims of the war

Tony Byrne, who plays the saxophone in the quartet, said: “The concert was brilliant - beyond our expectations!

“The good weather helped. But the other ingredient - perhaps the most important - was the audience.

“Over ten years playing in Vivary Park, the Lazy River band has never experienced such a large attendance.

“People came, people stayed, and people donated to a total magnificent figure of over £1,000.”

The DEC has estimated that more than five million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its invasion in February. 

The charity says another 7.7 million people have been displaced inside the country. 

The DEC's Ukraine appeal page said: “Families have been separated. People have been injured. Lives have been lost. 

“Homes have been destroyed or are unsafe to live in. Critical infrastructure such as health facilities, water supplies and schools have also been damaged or destroyed.

“At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry.”

Tony has also raised money for the appeal and the Red Cross by busking in Taunton and the surrounding area.