The Jazz Café Picnics are two all-day events open to young people, music fans and families alike. They promise a live programme of diverse but complimentary bands chosen for their talent and exceptional ability. Performing at Kenwood House in July will be:
· Lemon Jelly who’s delicious take on electronic music creates sonic sparkles and swirls
· Nitin Sawhney will return after his hugely popular performance at last year’s event
· Louie Vega is playing with his band Elements of Life who profess to be “dedicated to love, family, spiritualism and social awareness by creating a brand of samba, salsa and soul influenced music that celebrates life.”
· The Earlies with their big sounding psychedelic rock and blissful multilayered harmonies
· RSL – Manchester based world music band making their live debut
The Marble Hill line up in August is just as delicious:
· Röyksopp, Norway’s leftfield duo who’s magical jazz-fuelled melodies who’s albums have been heaped with critical acclaim
· Morcheeba, classy chill out
· The Herbaliser with their beat heavy blended hip hop
· Quantic Soul Orchestra - featuring Alice Russell l9 piece funk, soul, Afro, boogie extravaganza
· K-OS, (pronounced chaos) who sings and raps over his lush, instrumental driven hip hop
· Acoustic Ladyland, high energy punk rock jazz who’s live sets unleash a hell bent funk fury
The Jazz Café chose the two sophisticated settings because they wanted to offer music fans somewhere beautiful as a backdrop for its sonic feast. Marble Hill is a stunning Palladian villa, which dates from 1729. It’s set next to the river Thames and is surrounded by 66 acres of parkland. Kenwood House, dating from 1779, is an outstanding new classical house, which boasts lakeside gardens, meandering pathways and wonderful views.
Head of Music at Mean Fiddler, Adrian Gibson says ”Yes the Jazz Café has caught festival fever. We wanted to take that infamous Jazz Café vibe to a wider audience with the added luxury of the open air. It’s also given us the opportunity to include acts which wouldn’t necessarily play at the Café but are outstanding live!’’
Kenwood House begins at 3pm, while Marble Hill commences at midday and tickets for both events start from £32.50. Guests are allowed to bring picnics and drinks but can take advantage of the onsite bars. The event is being organised by festival supremo’s the Mean Fiddler organisation who are responsible for the Carling Weekenders and We Love Homelands. Every precaution will be taken to ensure the event is run as smoothly and safely guaranteeing guest satisfaction. With tickets available for 8000 people, the Jazz Café recommend people purchase in advance.
Sunday 10th July –
Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, NW3.
Ticket Prices: Premium Seats: £40.00/Standard Seats: £35.00 /Unreserved Seating: £32.50 available from www.seetickets.com or 0870 0603777.
Sunday 14th August –
Marble Hill, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 2NL