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Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival 2021 line up

All acts performing on the main outdoor stage

Friday 9th July 2021

6:30pm to 8pm   The David Broad Trio
8:30pm to 10pm The Alligators

Saturday 10th July 2021

12:30pm to 2pm Der Die Das
2:30pm to 4pm   Isla Croll
4:30pm to 6pm   Snake Davis Band
6:30pm to 8pm   Anthony Strong
8:30pm to 10pm Pee Wee Ellis

Sunday 11th July 2021

11am to 12:30pm Not Now Charlie
1pm to 2pm          Nicola Farnon
2:30pm to 4pm     John Pope Quintet
4:30pm to 6pm     Ben Beattie + Simon Cunliffe-Lister

Anthony Strong

Saturday 10th July, 6:30pm to 8pm, main stage

'A major new talent' Metro

'It's impossible to withstand the dynamism of his live show' Libération

The uplifting and feel good vibes of the exceptional Anthony Strong are just what we need to bring us out of lockdown hibernation! 10 years, 4 albums and over 300 shows since his debut release, British singer-pianist Anthony Strong has established a reputation as a charismatic singer, a swinging pianist and, above all, a consummate performer.

Anthony delivers a fresh upbeat take on a heady mix of jazz & blues through to Mowtown and soul, songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin and Ella Fitzgerald sit alongside those by Stevie Wonder & Johnny Cash. Amongst these gems, a sprinkling of originals which could easily have come from a bygone era.

He has played across the world, from LA's Hollywood Bowl in the West to Shanghai Jazz Week in the East, and at many of Europe's leading theatres, jazz clubs and festivals. Now it is our turn, for Anthony to heat up the stage at Burton Agnes.

Pee Wee Ellis

Saturday 10th July 2021, 8:30pm-10pm, main stage

Saxophone playing legend Pee Wee Ellis comes to Burton Agnes this summer. Pee Wee's impressive career spans seven decades. He first arrived on the scene travelling to New York in the 1950s with saxophone in hand, in pursuit of his heroes Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and the great Sonny Rollins. Sonny became his teacher and mentor. He joined James Brown in 1965. Within six months he was bandleader, musical director, and co-writing James Brown's hits. 'Cold Sweat' regarded as the first true funk record, and many of JB's hits for the next four years, including 'Say it Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud', were the fruit of this collaboration.

Pee Wee had two stints as Van Morrisons' band leader. He has an pursued an impressive solo jazz career in Europe, and ensconced himself as one of the legendary players and influencers of the Jazz and Funk scene.