September 07, 2012 07:59
| Local News
Summer may almost be over but don’t let those winter blues creep in too fast. Instead of being downcast and gloomy, the only blues you should be aware of is that of the award-winning musicians who will be performing at the annual Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival.
On Thursday 13 (6pm - 10pm) and Saturday 15 (1pm - 10pm) September, Imperial Wharf
will be transformed into a colourful, musical extravaganza, and best of all, it will all be free.
With headlining artists including the multi-award winning Omar and YolanDa Brown, the festival is sure to be a hit with jazz fanatics, local residents and general culture junkies.
Expect to see large crowds turn up for the MOBO award-winning saxophonist, Courtney Pine, who has had his album described by critics as “the first serious jazz album ever to make the British Top 40”. Other well-known musicians include the creative Cuban Jazz Project, “rising star” Matthew Halsall and the high-energy, trendy brass band, the Hackney Colliery Band.
So, if you want your summer to end with a bang, and presumably a toot, a ping and a clang too (it is a music festival, after all…), then just turn up at 6-10pm on Thursday 13 September or from 1pm onwards on Saturday 15 September.
To top it all off, you won’t have to walk Miles (Davis) to get there, as it is only 15 minutes away from Fulham Broadway underground. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to take the (John Col)Trane, then your closest station is Imperial Wharf railway station.
For more information on the free festival taking place at The Boulevard, Imperial Wharf, London SW6 2QD on Thursday 13 (6pm - 10pm) and Saturday 15 (1pm - 10pm) September, visit the Imperial Wharf website.