Wednesday 4th July, 7.30pm All Saints’ Church, Dibden – Music in the Church
Southampton Brass Ensemble is a brass quintet whose music ranges from traditional jazz through to light classical and a little baroque. The concert was in the beautiful surroundings of All Saints’ Church, Dibden, they were joined by singing group The Songbirds, who are a local four voice ensemble with a piano accompaniment. Their programme encompasses ballads, swing, musical numbers and some lovely classical pieces.
Thursday 5th July, 7.30pm Cornerstone Church, Atheling Road, Hythe – Doodle Cats & Friends
Following their success at the 2017 Festival, The Doodle Cats were back; this time for a whole evening in Cornerstone Church. They are a local 7-piece swing band who perform music from the 40’s as well as more modern pieces.
The evening also featured music from some of the band members’ smaller ensembles.
Friday 6th July, 7.30pm – The Grove Gardens, St John’s Street, Hythe
Cavalier Jazzmen were back for another open-air concert in the gardens behind The Grove (Hythe’s Parish Council Offices). They played their own inimitable style of jazz music. The audience all brought chairs to sit on and a picnic supper to eat whilst they listened to the music.