Rain didn’t stop play at jazz festival

Crowds at the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.
Crowds at the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

Despite the rain, some of the hottest names in the world of jazz and blues once again set alive the Elizabethan stately home which is Burton Agnes Hall.

The 2015 Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival celebrated one hundred years since the birth of Billie Holiday.

Crowds at the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

Crowds at the Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival. Picture Kathryn Bulmer.

So it was fitting that this year’s line-up included Val Wiseman, who was twice-crowned ‘best singer’ in the British Jazz Awards. Also performing were Jo Harman and Company who played a compelling mix of roots, blues, gospel and soul.

The New York Brass band ended the festival on a high with the ‘Conga’ on the lawns!’

And, of course, there were plenty of other festival favorites including shops and cafe courtyard, late-night sessions in the bar tent, the vintage ice cream van, and bakes and cupcakes in the tea tent.