Lively, funky & modern sounds in Vicarage grounds

Dame Cleo , Jacqui and Alec
Dame Cleo , Jacqui and Alec

IT’S week three in the season of Music in the Garden festivities, over at the Rectory Gardens in Wavendon, and another terrifically talented parade of performers are readying their sounds for your delectation.

On Saturday, Derek Nash will lead the morning session, Jazz on a Summer’s Day.

“He is a very animated saxophonist, and this will be very lively, funky and modern,” said Alec Dankworth, who along with his mother Dame Cleo Laine and sister Jacqui Dankworth have been responsible for crafting much of the season.

Derek and his band will engage you from 11.30am, followed at 2.30pm by the Mark Crooks Quintet with Kings of Clarinet, a programme based on the two giants of jazz – Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw.

Then, on Sunday from 2.30pm, The Woburn Sands Band will tune up and sound out.

“They have played with us on the Christmas concerts every year.

“they are a very good brass band and it is a great opportunity to hear a band like that play in a concert situation, in the sun,” Dame Cleo said.

“Well, we hope it’s in the sun!”

The Band will be joined by trombonist Mark Nightingale and the programme of sounds will feature music by the much missed Sir John SDankworth, who founded this annual event, with Dame Cleo.

To book tickets and for further information, call the box office on MK 280800.