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South London Jazz Orchestra

appearing at

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Greenwich, Greater London

15:00 - 17:00

South London Jazz Orchestra

Genre

Jazz, swing, big band

Description

SLJO is a spirited group of dedicated musicians from a variety of backgrounds, whose main aim is to promote Big Band jazz in the community, and to have as much fun as possible while doing so.

We play upwards of thirty gigs each year, and have performed at a wide range of events including the Dulwich and Sydenham Arts Festivals, the Ealing Jazz Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, London’s prestigious 100 Club, the Montreux and Stockholm Jazz Festivals, and at numerous bandstands across the capital.

The SLJO also performs at private events and functions such as weddings, award ceremonies, community events, private parties and at local pubs.

Greenwich Park Bandstand

Venue Type

Public Bandstand

Description

Hexagonal bandstand surrounded by lawns and trees, with concerts for an audience in deckchairs.

Overlooking the River Thames and home to one of London’s most iconic views, Greenwich Park is an amazing mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

The Bandstand was erected in 1891, the same year as the park's only surviving Victorian granite drinking fountain, this Grade II listed structure is located on the south-east side of Great Cross Avenue. The field surrounding it is known as Bandstand Field.

The metal was cast by the Coalbrookdale Company, famous for its decorative ironwork. 40 years before, the company exhibited the Coalbrookdale Gates (now in Kensington Gardens) at the Great Exhibition. The iron bandstand in Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, was also cast at Coalbrookdale and erected in 1864 - making it the country's oldest surviving iron bandstand.

This bandstand is used today as a traditional meeting point for leisure activities and sponsored events.

Live Band Lindy also appearing...
Want to dance with the opportunity to dance with a live Jazz Band but don't have a regular dance partner? Come join us for tuition from Nina Daines, as well as the weekly Thursday evening sessions in Penge with Niall Oates.

Great Cross Ave.,

Greenwich, Greater London,

SE10 8XH,

Disabled AccessChild FriendlyCafe Nearby

Seating Available Very Limited Seating, Bring your own deckchair.

Admission Fee: Free

Whilst every effort goes into ensuring this gig listing is accurate and up to date, always check with the venue before you travel.

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