From jazz photographer Robert Burns
"This is a portrait of Geoff Matthews who has directed the Southport Melodic Jazz Club for the past 25 years and the "Jazz on a Winter's Weekend" for the past 12 years, eleven of which I have documented. It has been a massive job and although he is now passing the baton to Neil Hughes who runs the Cinnamon Club in Altrincham
I'm sure that Geoff will still be somewhere in the background. Neil Hughes has all the qualities to run these events and I'm sure that he will make a great success of running "Jazz on a Winter's Weekend" in the future."