Headline acts announced for Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival’s tenth anniversary.
The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2017, are delighted to announce headlining performances with swinging jazz from Claire Martin OBE and Ray Gelato, and powerful blues from Northern Ireland’s star, Kaz Hawkins.
Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB
30th June – July 2nd 2017
‘They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer's smallest gatherings, but it's also one of the most sophisticated...' Daily Mail
The festival is uniquely set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately piles, Burton Agnes Hall, home to the saxophone playing organiser, Simon Cunliffe-Lister. Over twenty five bands provide a weekend of jazz and blues on manicured lawns, and in the ornately carved Great Hall. Civilised camping with hot showers in the adjacent park field, children’s entertainers, and local ale and food inspired The Independent to describe the Festival as ‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’.
‘Now this is a proper music festival’ The Times
One of The Daily Telegraph's best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.
“This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend…Yes, this is a wonderful English festival.” Fatea Magazine
“Who could have imagined such an idyllic and sublime location for a Jazz and Blues Festival….thankfully somebody did…This unique venue and event is a must attend festival….make sure you get your tickets...I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.” Yorkshire Gig Guide
More artists will be announced over the coming weeks and months -please visit http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Line_Up.html to be kept up to date.
Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built in 1598 by Sir Henry Griffith, to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years. Simon Jenkins, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of England’s twenty finest houses alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.
Claire Martin OBE & Ray Gelato, ‘A Swingin’ Affair’
‘Jazz Artistry’ The Observer
Join internationally renowned vocalist and BBC Radio presenter, Claire Martin OBE, and legendary saxophonist and singer, Ray Gelato, for their first show together: 'A Swingin’ Affair'.
Celebrating the release of their album ‘We’ve Got a World That Swings’, described by The Observer as “Jazz Artistry”, these much celebrated and respected artists take to the stage to explore the Great American Songbook.
Alongside a world-class trio of musicians, Claire and Ray revisit classics such as 'Let's Call the Whole Thing Off', ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’, 'They all Laughed' and 'Can’t We Be Friends’.
If you like your music sassy, sharp and swinging, this is the show for you. A swingin’ affair indeed!
‘Hugely entertaining and beautifully performed’ The Observer
‘Strikes all the right notes, played and sung with real joie de vivre’ Jazzwise
Claire Martin OBE:
‘Our finest jazz singer’ The Sunday Times
‘She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet’ Jazz Times USA
‘A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works’ The Guardian
‘Not for nothing is Gelato known as ‘The Godfather of Swing’’ The Telegraph
‘Gelato’s dapper mixture of swing and Louis Prima jumping jive remains as invigorating as ever’ The Times
‘...terrific vocal performance’ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own blues and soul darling. One of today’s most popular blues artists in the UK and Ireland, Kaz has been compared to Etta James and Janis Joplin, to name but a few. Her powerful, deep, soulful voice combined with her 1950s swing dress and Dr Marten's boots creates a unique performance not to be missed.
Invited by BBC Radio Ulster to take part in a special Van Morrison 70th birthday broadcast in Northern Ireland August 2015, Best Studio Album 2015 (Blues Matters), Best Emerging Artist (British Blues Awards 2015) and Winner of Female Vocalist Pure M Awards (Northern Ireland Industry Award), Winner of Best Music Video 2016 with Pure M Awards and a nominee for the UK Blues Challenge 2016.
Tickets for the full weekend along with day and evening only tickets are available now at early bird discounted prices from here:
http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festiva ... rices.html
You can also buy tickets by phoning the estate office weekdays 9am to 5pm on 01262 490 324 or by visiting Burton Agnes Hall and its courtyard shops.
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