Tribute concert for Crouch End musician Jimmy C
- Credit: Felipe Amorin
Friends and family turned out in hordes to celebrate the life of Crouch End musician Jimmy C at a charity concert held in the grounds of St Mary's Church Tower.
Jimmy C – born Dimitrios Koletsis – was a Blues musician famed across north London for his energetic gigs and . He died in May after suffering from cancer.
On Saturday many of the musicians who used to play with Jimmy C and the Bluesdragons took part in the gig, with other special guests including Sophia Hara, Niall Kelly and Max Edwards.
Todd Sharpville acted as musical director while Paul Soper was MCing proceedings.
Last year, Jimmy held Blues Picnics at the same venue when the pandemic restriction allowed.
The concert, supported by Lev Properties, which donated publicity materials, was to pay tribute to him and also raised money for AMFF – the only charity focussing on bile duct cancer in the UK.
Jimmy's wife, Aga, is looking to install a memorial bench to Jimmy in the same Hornsey churchyard.
"The intention is to create a series of events and a rehearsal space in his name to keep his memory alive and use his legacy to support the local community," she said.