The Art Themen Trio
Art makes a welcome return to Oaken Grove, this time with organist Pete Whittaker and drummer George Double, who, together as “Thane and the Villeins”, have recently released a critically acclaimed album of jazz standards by greats such as Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock and Cannonball Adderley. “Art has shaped an individual style, packed with swagger, loose and swinging, characterised by eccentrically placed smears and smudged flurries delivered in a warm, gruff tone”! (London Jazz News).
Like Art, Pete Whittaker has played in rock bands (most notably The Wonder Stuff) alongside his jazz career, and his playing complements Art’s tenor sax perfectly. George Double has worked with Shirley Bassey, Jack Jones and Marc Almond, as well as with well-known jazz names like Alan Barnes, Digby Fairweather and John Etheridge. Together they blend seamlessly and playfully, a perfect way to round off Oaken Grove’s summer of jazz!
Vineyard gates open at midday and guests are welcome to enjoy drinks on the wine terrace before the jazz starting at around 3pm.
Tables for 6, 4, 3 and 2 people are available. Wines from our own vineyard as well as some other local beers and guest wines will be available to order, as well as food offering (further details TBC). Every table of 6 will receive a complimentary bottle of wine.
Full Covid prevention measures will be in place, and we ask all our guests to follow guidelines.