Summer will be here before you know it, so lets start making some plans. Join us for a fantastic line-up and great cocktails. It’s happening in the glorious Peto Garden at Iford Manor.
Garden open from 6pm for picnics.
Please support the festival. Leave your bottles at home and buy delicious cocktails and fizz from the Festival Bar.
James Taylor Quartet in the Casita
For a quarter of a century James Taylor Quartet (or JTQ) have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz.
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today.
JTQ’s fired-up signature tune, The Theme from Starsky and Hutch, cemented its reputation as master of the jazz-funk-r’n’b workout; 60s spy themes, psychedelic and free-form jazz all added something to the band’s distinctive sound.
James’ musical talent is to be admired and we are delighted to have him and his band here at Iford.
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“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic“ Craig Charles BBC Funk and Soul Show
“James Taylor keeps it swinging, fun and unpretentious ” Andy Robson, Jazzwise
Heidi Vogel Quartet in the Cloister