Time for Woman Talk with Jacqui & Cleo

Slide Men
Slide Men

IT is week two of the annual Garden Season, held in the Rectory gardens of Dame Cleo Laine, writes Sammy Jones.

These predominantly jazz and easy listening sessions were built up by her late husband Sir John Dankworth, whose spirit lives on at the event.

As you might expect then, this weekend promises to be another belter.

On Saturday morning, at 11.30am, Jazz on a Summer’s Day will be led by guitarist Gary Potter under the canopy.

A quick lunch break and then the sounds continue with these smiley chaps on the right, Mark Bassey and Malcolm Earl-Smith, aka The Slide Men.

The fellas are two of the hottest jazz trombonists on the circuit.

They don’t just play music, they have a true passion for it.

Split with £12 and soak up their sounds.

Gospel, jazz, groove fusion The London Vocal project are up at 1pm on Sunday, and at 4pm Woman Talk presents a show devised by Richard Digby Day that celebrates women’s infinite variety.

Which is why Cleo and daughter Jacqui are on the cover of today’s GO!

They will be performing, along with Fenella Fielding, Toni Kanai, Deborah Findlay, Claire Bloom and Martha Shrimpton.

Real quality comes in at a reasonable price too, with tickets at just £15.

Now if only the sun comes out to play, we’ll all be smiling.

Book on MK 280800.