David 'Kid' Jensen and Jools Holland set to host concert for Parkinson's UK

Broadcasting legend David 'Kid' Jensen is putting on an evening of music and memories on 11 October, with all profits going to Parkinson's UK.

Canadian-born David 'Kid' Jensen has one of the most recognisable voices in radio, with over 40 years in the industry working across some of the UK's biggest radio stations, including BBC Radio 1, Capital Radio and London’s Heart 106.2.

Jensen's diagnosis

In 2018 David announced his Parkinson's diagnosis. He has now lived with the condition for over 10 years.

David is a keen fundraiser and inspiring ambassador for Parkinson's UK. Through his work with us he has helped raise awareness and understanding of Parkinson's, which is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.

A Tribute to Kid Jensen

The concert, 'A Tribute to Kid Jensen', will feature headline act Jools Holland and will be hosted by TV's Chris Tarrant.

Special guests will include actress, author and Parkinson's UK President, Jane Asher and Merseyside singer-songwriter and guitarist, Esme Bridie. There will also be performances from John Lodge of The Moody Blues and UK & European Blues Award winner, Dom Martin and band.

More performers will be confirmed closer to the date. The concert will take place at the historic Cadogan Hall, in the heart of Chelsea, West London.

The event is proudly supported by Jazz FM. Earlier this year David hosted a 6-part series on Jazz FM, all about his passion for jazz and to highlight the work of Parkinson's UK.

David Jensen said:

"Whether it's rock, blues or jazz, breaking new artists or enjoying the classic work of bands with decades-long careers, music has always been a central part of my life. Sharing it with other people brings me so much happiness. I'm really looking forward to this very special evening at Cadogan Hall."

Paul Jackson-Clark, Director of Engagement at Parkinson's UK, said:

"David has always approached his Parkinson's head-on, sharing his experiences to raise awareness and understanding, and finding new ways to raise funds. This incredible evening of unmissable entertainment, that he and his friends have organised, will surely be a great night.

"We're very grateful that David has generously donated the profits from the evening to support our work in research and support."

A Tribute to Kid Jensen

For more information about the event's exciting line-up and to buy your tickets, head to the Cadogan Hall website.