20 July 2024
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Jazz in the Garden – The Schmoozenbergs

12 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Schmoozenbergs, will conjure up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and a liberal sprinkling of high energy folk, The Schmoozenbergs bring you electrifying gypsy jazz music, with bouncing rhythms, tantalizing melodies and playful improvisations to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Influenced by a cocktail of musical traditions, from Gypsy jazz to Klezmer, Celtic, Balkan and beyond, they bring their own unique character and expressive energy to an array of original compositions, alongside imaginative interpretations of a selection of classic jazz tunes. Their highly entertaining and engaging live show is full of beautiful musical interplay, irresistible melodies, and intriguing improvisations, all played with a light hearted and playful spirit.

Featuring the soaring fiddle playing of Gina Griffin, the masterful double bass of Ron Phelan, and the bouncing rhythm and hot lead guitars of Sam Stennett and Tom Brydon-Smith, The Schmoozenbergs formed in Bristol in 2012, and have delighted audiences at venues and festivals across the UK for the past decade.

2024 sees the release of their second album of original music. This new album, entitled ‘Mouse’, follows on from their 2019 album release ‘Awaken’.

“Upbeat good time music” (Songlines Magazine)
“Played throughout with much gusto…projects an infectious joie de vivre that will, no doubt, healthily up any heartbeat” (Morning Star)
“They have us racing around, peeking into other worlds… tapping toes and grinning from ear to ear” (Bristol24/7)
“a voyage of delight, a foot tapping whirl of expressive energy” (Liverpool Sound and Vision)
“Unashamedly good time, beautifully played music” (Fatea Magazine)

Jazz in the Garden is more than just a concert; it’s an experience, a chance to shed your shoes and unwind in an enchanting garden venue with spectacular views of Salisbury Cathedral and the tranquil frontage to the confluence of two rivers – the Avon and the Nadder.

So, pack a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and prepare to be swept away by the sweet sounds of summer. We can’t wait to share these evenings with you in our own musical Eden!

P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on social media for a sneak peek at the musical magic to come!

Tickets: Adults £18 | Under 14s £12
The performance will start at 7:30pm, entrance to the garden from 7pm.
There will be a 15-minute interval and the evening should end at around 9:30pm.

Please note that this is an outdoor performance come rain or shine, so dress for the weather as there is no covered area.

Bring your own folding chairs or picnic blankets, there are no chairs provided.

We encourage picnics but we do ask that you please take your rubbish home with you.


12 July
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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01722 331440
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59 The Cathedral Close
SALISBURY, Wilts SP1 2EN United Kingdom
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Written by Andy Munns