John and Cleo's groovy grove

The Old Rectory Gardens in Wavendon are the setting this summer for five weekends of jazz hosted by John Dankworth and Alan Barnes. Music in the Garden runs from June 20 to July 19 and features among others Bobby Wellins, Mike Westbrook, Kenny Wheeler, John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Don Rendell, Dave Cliff, Peter King, Karen Sharp, Frank Griffith, John Etheridge, Gary Potter, and The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain with guest narrator Lord Robert Winston. Visitors can picnic on the lawns or hire a gazebo, and the stage and seating are set under an all-weather pavilion. More details from 01908 280800 or www.stables.org.

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