Picnic @ Swanage Jazz festival

Sunday, 15th July 2012
1:00 pmto2:20 pm

Picnic Guitarist Deirdre Cartwright leads this instrumental quartet featuring Annie Whitehead on trombone,
Inspirational, upbeat jazz with South African and Latin influences.

?Cartwright?s coolly undulating Grant Green shuffle groove is one of the understated pleasure of UK?s contemporary fusion?
John Fordham

Marquee 3 1.00 – 2.20pm

Annie Whitehead
One of the most eclectic and versatile trombonists to come out of the British jazz scene.? Time Out
She has worked with Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Carla Bley, Joan Armatrading, been musical director for Robert Wyatt and has contributed to more than 50 albums and has recorded five albums under her own name.

Alison Rayner
?With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability Рclearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.? Digby Fairweather
She has worked with such jazz luminaries as guitar legend Tal Farlow and New York jazz poet Jayne Cortez, and in addition to jazz has played a diverse range of music from funk and soul to Afro-Cuban, Balkan and Greek fusion.

Winston Clifford is one of Britain’s leading jazz drummers combining sensitivity with driving grooves. He has worked with ¬†Archie Shepp, Joe Lovano, Bobby Watson, Carmen Lundy, Monty Alexander, Birelli Lagrene, Freddie Hubbard, Courtney Pine and Andy Sheppard amongst many others

Deirdre Cartwright Guitar
Annie Whitehead Trombone
Alison Rayner Double bass
Winston Clifford Drums