Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival: further acts announced

Burton Agnes Live 2014

Published: Friday 5th June 2015 by Leo Stevens

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The 9th Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival is taking place this summer, from Friday 3rd July to Sunday 5th July 2015.

Winner of the Remarkable East Yorkshire Tourism Award “Remarkable Day Out” and recently included in The Telegraph newspapers Best 15 Festivals of 2015 for the over 50’s, Burton Agnes Hall will hold their 9th Jazz and Blues Festival 3 -5 July in their award winning gardens and great Elizabethan Hall.

This year the festival expects to be bigger and better than ever and tickets are selling faster than in all previous years and buyers are urged to purchase these asap to avoid being disappointed.

With national award wining artists such as Jo Harman, Val Wiseman, including Alan Barnes and Digby Fairweather and Nicola Farnon performing on the outdoor stages, acts that will perform over the weekend inside the Great Hall have just been announced as follows:

Saturday 11.00am – 5.00pm

Jenny Bray and her Jazz students – Jenny Bray brings her students to the Hall for a heart warming and inspirational show of talent from the stars of tomorrow. Jenny will also be supported by jazz educator Rev Ray.

Saffron Byass – with a stunning voice and a talent for the guitar and piano, Burton Agnes Festival look forward to hearing performances from Saffron’s new album in the making.

Samuel McKie in association with the Beverley Festival – Samuel enjoys modern folk, and listens to artists such as Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell and newer artists such as Johnny Flynn and Emily Barker. Sam tries to weave old stories and histories with tunes and chords; the Book of Exeter for example has inspired a number of his songs. Though he feels he is still a long way from where he wants to be as a writer and musician, Sam thinks it’s time he started sharing his ditties and seeing how they’re received.

Sunday 12 noon – 5.00pm

Gershwin revisited – A tour of Gershwin’s greatest songs from the ‘Summertime’ to ‘A Foggy Day’ with Festival organiser Simon on sax, Michael Nagasaka and Tom Mellor on guitar, all capped off with Kate Sweeting’s beautiful singing.

Ben Beattie – Sax playing Ben will perform solo some of his favourite pieces and own compositions, and will also be showing off his talent and skills on the piano.

Rob Law Trio – Rob is an accomplished piano player who has earned himself a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting young artists and Burton Agnes are delighted to welcome him back to perform at their festival.

Edwina Hayes, in association with the Beverley Festival – Born in Dublin, and now based in Yorkshire, Edwina’s beautifully crafted songs and natural stage presence are leading her to some of the UK’s finest stages. Her solo shows are pleasing blend of well crafted songs, beautifully sung and played, coupled with a natural charm that audiences everywhere find appealing.

This years Courtyard Sessions, which will run during the afternoon on both days, will see performances from local artists Alfie Woods and Meg Waite along with festival regular, and hugely talented, Jacob King.

Tickets are now on sale from here http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Tickets_and_Prices.html  by telephone 01262 490324 (weekdays 9am-5pm), or from any of the shops at Burton Agnes Hall.

Tickets are priced at £70 for the full weekend; children under 12 are free with an adult.

Concessions: OAPs, Burton Agnes Hall members, students and children aged 12-15 are £68.

(Families need only buy one concessionary ticket to cover all their children aged 12-15)

Day and evening only tickets are also available.

Published: Friday 5th June 2015 by Leo Stevens

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