Jazz soothes the soul in Walpole Park
Published 24 July 2012
Big band favourites and toe-tapping jazz sounds will light up the big-top tent in Walpole Park this week at the 28th annual Ealing Jazz Festival.
Running from Wednesday 25 July to Sunday 29 July, the varied and eclectic festival line-up will get the crowds moving.
The opening night will see the return of the Paul Carmichael Band and vocalist Vanessa Haynes, who offer a worldly blend of funk, Latin and Arabic tunes. The dancing will continue with Xantoné Blacq and his 10 piece band performing big band classics of the past six decades. The weekend will bring an array of jazz favourites, including accomplished flautist Keith Waithe and the Macusi Players, jazz and Latin fusion the Gill Cook Quintet, and the critically acclaimed Matt Wates Sextet.
With smooth and soulful jazz sounds creating a relaxed vibe, the festival is sure to impress. A free families area will also be available, with great activities for children and a chill-out zone for parents.
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council, said: Ealing Jazz Festival returns once again with a line-up second to none. Whether there is rain, hail or shine, the festival will be a great five days of music and entertainment."
Entry into the festival is £4 on Wednesday and Thursday, and £5 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day.