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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Le Mini Depart at Burton Agnes....

The 2014 Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival takes place from Friday 27th June to Sunday 29th June. If you like your music while surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds in the elegant grounds of a stately home - then this will be for you

The eclectic line up includes Chantel McGregor, British Blues Award's guitarist of the year AND female vocalist of the year 2013; the legendary jump, jive, swing, rhythm and blues of King Biscuit and the Pleasure Boys; New-Orleans-Bourbon-bar sultry vocals and boogie piano of Tipitina; festival band favourites, gospel tinged Polly and the Billets Doux. And if that isn't varied enough, we have master-saxophonist Alan Barnes, teaming up with Horace Silver experts The Give a Little Love Orchestra for 'Watching the Detectives': music that celebrates Sherlock Holmes and Columbo.

This year the Festival is proud to be an official fringe event of Le Tour de France's visit to Yorkshire. They'll salute the arrival of the Tour de France's 'Le Grand Depart' in Yorkshire with 'Le Mini Depart'. Taking place alongside the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, there will be time-trialled clown bike and toddler races on 'Le Mini Course'; a celebration of French cuisine on the food lawn; and the hothouse gypsy-jazz music of France's most famous jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, performed on stage by Djangologie

As always, bands overflow from the outdoor main stage into the Great Hall, shops and cafe courtyard, and the late night sessions in the bar tent. Local, award winning Wold Top beers will be on tap, brewed just a few miles away and delivered by brewer and jazz fan Tom Mellor, who then picks up his guitar to play in the Hall.

‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I've ever attended’ The Independent

Tickets are now available

The venue is Burton Agnes Hall, Burton Agnes, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4NB
Tel: (00) 44 01262 490324

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