Sunday June 24th 2018
MIDSUMMER JAZZ IN THE PARK
Bring a picnic and your favourite tipple, and rugs and chairs, and spread out on the lawns to enjoy a fantastic evening of top quality entertainment in the beautiful setting of the walled garden at Loseley Park in aid of the bowel cancer charity GUTS, whose aim is to improve survival of people with bowel cancer by early detection, and to raise awareness of the disease.
From 5pm until 8.30pm, entry from 4.30pm.
Tickets are £12 in advance, £40 for a group of 4, or £15 on the door (under 16s free), from Nerissa on 01483 408316 or online here.
There is ample free parking and there are directions at the bottom of the page.
HOLST’S “THE PLANETS”
Pete Long, musical director of the acclaimed Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, presents a sensational jazz arrangement of The Planets, Gustav Holst’s hugely influential musical journey across the galaxy.
Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite “The Planets” has become a mainstay of the concert repertoire due to its evocative moods and memorable melodies. This melodic strength enables the tunes to be adapted into the jazz milieu, with results that are stimulating, exciting and on occasion, amusing!
A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN
The classic clarinet and vibes-led quintet revisits some of the iconic treatments of jazz standards made famous by the “King of Swing”, the great Benny Goodman.
Benny Goodman pioneered the small band sound of Clarinet and Vibraphone as a front-line duo. Here the quintet will be re-visiting the big hits made famous by the Goodman small band. Expect Air Mail Special, A Smo-o-o-o-th One, Flyin’ Home, Seven Come Eleven and more!
Pete Long – clarinet, Anthony Kerr – vibes, Robin Aspland – piano, Ed Richardson – drums, Marianne Windham – bass
THE FARNHAM BIG BAND
An opening set of swinging Big Band music from the very popular Farnham Big Band, MD Gabriel Garrick
The address is Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1HS . It’s off the B3000 New Pond Road and the main entrance is in Stakescorner Road, signposted ‘Loseley House’ on a brown sign (for satnav directions, enter “Stakescorner Road GU3 1HS“). The turning to the Loseley estate is then on the left, after which please follow the signs to the Tithe Barn. There is a large car park next to the barn, which is just past Loseley house, and the walled garden is a short walk back down the drive, just the other side of the house.