OUR 22nd YEAR OF OPEN AIR PROMENADE CONCERTS
IN THE GARDENS OF INGATESTONE HALL
Report on Jazz Concert with The Jive Aces 7th july 2018
In the 22 years that the Ingatestone Rotary’s “Summer Evening Jazz” event has existed, this has to be right up there with the best!
Blessed with the recent heat wave, families and friends flocked into the gardens of the magnificent Historic Ingatestone Hall, courtesy of Lord Petre, to enjoy a picnic evening, accompanied with the resounding sound of two great bands: The Classic New Orleans ‘Salty Town Six’ and the UK's No.1 jive & swing band ‘ The Jive Aces’.
For those without their own picnic, refreshments were excellently provided by a BBQ run by Giggly Pig, wine and beer flowed from the Brentwood Brewery, Molly cooled us with Ice Cream and Coffee followed from Trevor.
The Salty Town Six playing New Orleans Jazz began the evening with some truly magnificent toe tapping traditional jazz. The Lord Petre welcomed everyone to the Hall and wished them an evening of enjoyment. The Jive Aces then took centre stage. They are the UK’s top Jive & Swing band and are renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music, which was both exciting and very danceable. From then on every space was filled with dancing feet until darkness prevailed at 10pm!
Meanwhile, the Rotary ladies were busy selling raffle tickets to the happy throng, which together with the sponsorship from local businesses and friends, brought a record-breaking profit of over £12,000, of which, The Not Forgotten Association-a tri-service charity, and the Alzheimer’s Society, will be beneficiaries
Thanks must go to all the hard work put in by Rotary members, their families and friends, as well as the sponsors and all who contributed to making this event such a success and finally to members of the public that supported what was an extremely enjoyable evening.
£12,000 raised for charities ……and all that jazz
Swing and dance to the "Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" of
The Jive Aces - the U.K.'s No 1 Jive & Swing Band
Classic New Orleans Jazz
from The Salty Town Six
5.45 p.m. Gates open
6.15 p.m. The Salty Town Six
7. 15 p.m. Welcome by Lord Petre
7.30 p.m. The Jive Aces
8.45 p.m. Raffle Draw
9.45 p.m. Finish - Dusk
- dine 'al fresco
- bring your own seating
There is no need to carry your own food and drinks, as these will be available
A Licensed Bar will be on site provided by
Brentwood Brewing Company
Choose from a selection of:
Real Ales - Wine by glass or bottle
Soft drinks - Mineral water
Our catering supplier will be cooking a variety of dishes, including
- hot dogs
Or you can supplement your picnic with dishes from here.
Other Refreshments available:
Coffee - Tea - Icecream
The Jive Aces: Bring me sunshine
In action at Ingatestone - 7th July
Courtesy of Bianca from NFA