George jazzes up gig at an Oxfordshire Castle

George Huxley
George Huxley

A jazz musician described by the late Humphrey Lyttleton as a best kept music secret in Midlands will perform at Broughton Castle.

The concert starts at 7pm and will feature traditional jazz with George Huxley’s Jazzmen.

The Jazz at the Castle event oranised by Age UK Oxfordshire’s Today Team!

George Huxley leads his own all star jazz band along with his Southern Jazz Band, both of which are very popular. He is a member of the Fryer-Barnhart International All Star Jazz Band and also fronts Reeds United together with John Maddocks.

The late host of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and prominent jazz musician said: “George Huxley, is the Midlands best kept secret and world class musician”.

George is much in demand in the UK, Europe and USA and has been compared to Sidney Bechet. He is well known for many years as afine clarinettist, soprano and alto saxophonist.

George will be joined by Gordon Whitworth on trumpet, Ron Hills on trombone, John Fellowes on bass and sousaphone and Brian Mellor on banjo and guitar.

Event organiser, Sue Baxter, Trustee of AgeUK Oxfordshire said: “We are delighted that Spratt Endicott Solicitors are sponsoring this year’s event and most grateful to Martin Fiennes and Lord and Lady Saye &Sele who have once again agreed that the jazz picnic can be held on the lawn in front of the castle.

“They have also given permission for participants to view the gardens before the music and in the interval.

“Broughton Castle has a wonderful one acre garden including a walled formal garden and herbaceous borders which will be at their peak in time for the Jazz Picnic. “

People can bring a picnic, drinks, chairs, rugs and an umbrella to enjoy the grounds of Broughton Castle from 6pm.

Tickets cost £15 and are available from Age UK Oxfordshire in White Lion Walk, Banbury. For more details or to book tickets in advance call 01295 278040.

This is a ticket only event and all proceeds will go towards supporting vital services in Banbury and North Oxfordshire.