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|About||"The Glyndebourne of jazz" perfectly sums up Wiltshire Jazz Festival: a beautiful house and grounds, delicious picnics and the rhythmic sounds of some of the world's best jazz artists filling the air.|
The musicians you will see at the 2012 Wiltshire Jazz Festival are some of the best you will hear anywhere in the world. They do not come any bigger than Eliane Elias, the brilliant Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist, who comes hotfoot from New York. She will be forming a duo with the legendary double bass player Marc Johnson.
We are also delighted to have The Big Chris Barber Band. Chris Barber will be celebrating 63 years as a band leader. It may be a cliche, but he is a living legend. The wonderful guitarist John Etheridge and violinist Chris Garrick also have a spot.
One of the most talented and original bands on the scene today is Kairos 4tet and we are pleased to welcome them for the first time, along with Wiltshire-born singer and double bassist Nicola Farnon and her quartet.
They say variety is the spice of life so get ready for the far more raw appeal of the BeE Ororo Quintet too.
Making an appearance for the third year running is another Wiltshire ex-pat, the sensational saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
The Bateman Brothers are back for the second time by popular request and will open the festival at 1pm to a swinging start with a lunchtime session of music inspired by Louis Armstrong.
The superb guitar duo Charles Alexander and Andy Robinson never fail to delight. They have appeared at all but one of our festivals and are always in demand.
It is going to be an afternoon and evening that goes with a swing. Will you be there? Call 01722 717044 or visit www.wiltshirejazzfestival.co.uk to book.