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Elderly musician overwhelmed with responses to ad asking for people to jam with him

“I’ve missed playing, and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.”

swns Source: YouTube

MUSIC, AS MADONNA wisely said, makes the people come together. And here’s proof.

Pianist Edward Hardy played in a jazz quartet for 40 years, but had no one to play with since he moved into a care home.

A staff member helped the 95-year-old place an ad on Gumtree searching for musicians to come to the home and play with him.

swns2 Source: YouTube

In no time, he was inundated with over 80 requests from musicians more than happy to play – SWNS reports that he has already played with a saxophonist and double bassist.

Three of his former bandmates also got in touch to propose a reunion, and the quartet are rehearsing for a show at Hardy’s nursing home.

It’s amazing so many volunteers have come forward to help me make music and it’s marvellous that I have also been reunited with my old band. I’ve missed playing, and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again.

Source: SWNS TV/YouTube

Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on

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