Hot Club Quartet
Oaken Grove Vineyard welcomes you to listen to our Hot Club Quartet!
Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli catapulted Hot Club into popular culture in the 30s, 40s and 50s putting Gypsy Jazz on the scene. It has remained popular ever since with its driving rhythms and virtuoso fireworks. This quartet’s musicians have played alongside the leading gypsy jazz musicians – Stephane Grappelli, Diz Disley, Johnny van Derrik, Fapy Lafertin, Gary Potter, Angelo deBarre, Romane, John Etheridge to name but a few. Expect an afternoon of swinging fun.
Featuring Mike Piggott on violin, Jeff Green on guitar, Nils Solberg on guitar and Andy Crowdy on double bass.
Vineyard gates open at 12.00pm midday, and guests are welcome to enjoy drinks on the wine terrace. Food will be served at approximately 2.45pm before the music starts at around 3.00pm.
Tables for up to 6 people are available. Each table of 6 booked in advance will receive a complimentary bottle of wine.
Wines from our own vineyard as well as guest wines, local beers and soft drinks will be served at our bar.
Also available to pre-order is food served by the Little Urban Chef. Prepared in their characteristic big pan, open-air style, the meal is chosen to complement the gypsy jazz. Choose from our meat or vegetarian options:
FRENCH JAZZ MENU:
Summer Coq au Vin
Chicken thighs cooked in red wine with grilled mushrooms and pulled smoked gammon with salads.
French Onion Tart (v)
Slow cooked caramelised onions with fresh herbs in a pastry case.
A selection of salads
Chargrilled carrots with an orange dressing
Sliced tomatoes with shallots
Lemon potatoes with chives and dressing
£22.50 per head.
Parking is located on Benhams Lane, below the main entrance.
Well behaved dogs are welcome as long as they remain on the lead and are cleared up after. Please note, we have some livestock on site, so would request that dogs are kept well away.
Cancellations made 7 days before the date of the event will be refunded in full. Cancellations made under 7 days before the event will not be refunded.