The event was held on July 6th and was attended by nearly 500 people. Again we were lucky with the weather and this meant that all those picnicers had a good time. Two parties were still there a couple of hours after the music had ended and all the clearing up had been done.
Please make a note in your diary,,,, next year's Jazz in the Park will be held on July 4th.
It will have an American theme as part of the town's "Mayfower 400" celebrations.
Nimrod Margalit Quartet with local studentsNimrod plays and teaches saxophone, flute and clarinet with variety of musicians and in a range of musical styles. As in previous years in addition to his quartet four of his young students came to the stage to perform for our entertainment. Nimrod is a woodwind teacher based at the Fold, and performs jazz in Essex and the South East.The students have their chance to entertain the audiencehttp://nimrodmargalit.co.ukEvangeline BrownA graduate in "Music with Musical Theatre" of the University of Chichester, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Music with Musical Theatre. Evangeline is an up and coming vocalist who sings a variety of easy listening, jazz, pop and classics. Based in Southend she is available for private functions, wedding ceremonies, corporate events and more.Heads UP!A jazz quartet based in Essex, played melodic modern jazz with a bluesy, funky edge, blending new takes on standard tunes with original compositions and a healthy dose of world rhythms.Steve Duke - guitars
Julia Austin-Brenes - saxes & flute
Steve Gee - basses
Rick Wills - drums & percussionwww.headsupjazz.co.uk
A big thank you from the Friends to:
Michael Barnard for his sponsorship,
John White for his support and providing and manning the sound system,
Christ Church for the loan of their stage.
The volunteers who helped with all the work both in the morning and at the event.