Monday 31 July 2017 – Media Release

Jazz With Pizzazz – Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free Jazz Festival

London’s largest free jazz festival returns to Canary Wharf this August for an upbeat weekend of live music in Canada Square Park, one of Canary Wharf’s many open spaces. With a line-up set to rival New Orleans in the 1920s, Canary Wharf plays host to the smooth sounds of the UK’s most remarkable jazz artists.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the distinctive sound of the Rob Barron Quintet, who will open the show, and the neo-soul vibe of 20-year-old Poppy Ajudha,

Jazz up your weekend

Saturday’s headline act Riot Jazz Brass Band will perform a unique twisted mix of funk, soul, hip-hop and aggressive jazz. The nine-piece brass band made up of trumpets, trombones, a sousaphone, drums and an MC will play their way through funked-up favourites, re-interpreted dubstep and drum‘n’bass that never fail to fill the dancefloor.

Closing the show on Sunday will be Melt Yourself Down, a London-based band who draw on the influences of North African musical styles, punk jazz and funk.

Canary Wharf’s Jazz Festival is the crescendo of Canary Wharf’s Arts + Events programme which sees over 200 unmissable events from theatre performances, to live music, sporting events, outdoor theatre and exhibitions. Visitors can enjoy over 300 shops, shops, bars and restaurants, making it the perfect destination for a great day out.

Saturday 19th  August

2-3.15pm: Rob Barron Quintet
3.45–4.30pm: Poppy Ajudha
5–6.15pm: Omar Puente Sextet
6.45–8pm: Mammal Hands
8.30-10pm: Riot Jazz Brass Band

Sunday 20th August

2.15–3.30pm: Luna Cohen and Rob Luft
4–5.15pm: Wild Card
5.45–7pm: The Comet is Coming
7.30–9pm: Melt Yourself Down

Canary Wharf Jazz Festival
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August 2017
FREE
#CWJazzFestival

For more information on our diverse art and events programme at Canary Wharf, please visit: www.canarywharf.com

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For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2000
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

About Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.

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