Join us for a session of jazz in the Chapter House Garden at Friday lunchtimes, beginning at 1 pm, and lasting about an hour. There will be a bar available from 12 noon to 2.30 pm.

Friday 21 July Whiskey River Acoustic Quartet

A tasty gumbo of Cajun, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk and Roots, served up by Martin Blake, Aidan Sheehan, Dave Wood and Dennis Schiavon – toe-tappin’ good!

Today’s concert will take place in the cathedral because of the poor weather.

Friday 28 July Big Sky Quartet

Four kindred spirits with a wealth of musical experience and talent have turned their backs on the London scene and have put down roots in the Welsh Borders, creating their own blend of self-penned lyrical tunes propelled along by distinctively Brazilian and world rhythms. Big Sky are producing an accessible, melodic jazz fusion that is picking up new fans wherever they play.

Friday 4 August Fedora Chic

We welcome back Lou Arnold (vocals), John Whipps (guitar), Ant Johnson (bass) and Glen Cawdeary (percussion). Once again Fedora Chic will charm you with an eclectic selection of exquisite and sensuous songs ... a tad retro, with a nod towards jazz and a touch of Latin, played in a gentle acoustic style. Come chill with them!

Friday 11 August Remi Harris Duo

Remi Harris is an exciting guitarist from the UK whose unique style draws inspiration from gypsy swing, jazz, blues, rock, heavy metal, electronic and world music. He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

Friday 18 August Hannah Lockerman

Within their repertoire of jazz and blues are classics from such luminaries as Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Nina Simone and Diana Krall, the Hannah Lockerman ensemble’s aim is to pay homage to the timeless jazz legends of their age, whilst delivering more up to date and modern nuances within our overall sound.

Friday 25 August  Will Killeen

Blues based music with Celtic and Eastern influences, played on guitar, slide guitar and harmonica.