A Wiltshire jazz enthusiast has celebrated his 90th birthday doing what he loves best - listening to live jazz music.

Gerald Griffin, who co-founded Bradford on Avon Jazz Club 30 years ago with his friend Basil Hazell, celebrated his 90th birthday at the club last Saturday.

Mr Griffin, of Chilmark Road, Trowbridge, said: "I didn't intend to do it that way, it just happened that the band was available, so I thought why not?"

Club spokesman Robert Coles said: “For Gerald’s birthday evening the band was Baby Jools and the Jazzoholics featuring Mike Henry, a long time member of the Chris Barber Band, on trumpet.”

Mr Griffin and Mr Hazell started out by asking local bands to play and now attract bands from all over Europe and the USA.

It is estimated that the club has arranged 300 sessions with jazz bands from all over the world.

The club meets every month at the Mount Pleasant Social Club in Bradford on Avon.

Gerald is pictured with Mike Henry and a copy of the traditional jazz magazine, Just Jazz, with Gerald’s photograph on the front cover.