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Jazz Cafe Picnic 2006: Zero 7 at Marble Hill

Zero 7

Story by Jack Foley

ZERO 7 will be returning to Twickenham’s Marble Hill Park as part of the successful Jazz Cafe Picnic series on Sunday, August 13, 2006.

The popular chill-out specialists will be joined by a line-up including Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Nouvelle Vague, Breakestra, KOOP and Snowboy & The Latin Section.

The all-day event is open to young people, music fans and families, and is a refreshing alternative to the ever-increasing popular rock festivals.

The setting of Marble Hill is truly picturesque: the large grounds are leafy green and guests pitch up their picnics on the lawns which gently slope from the stunning Palladian villa which dates from 1729, down to the main stage and on towards the River Thames.

Commenting on this year’s bill, Adrian Gibson, head of Music at Mean Fiddler, said: “Zero 7 enjoyed rapturous success when they played the opening year of the Jazz Cafe Picnic’s at Marble Hill so we’re delighted to have them back by popular demand along with a quality jazz and soul line up!”

Marble Hill commences at 1.30pm and tickets start from £35. Guests are allowed to bring picnics and drinks but can also take advantage of the onsite bars.

Of the other performers on the day, Femi Kuti and the Positive force is comprised of the politically active Afrobeat hero and his 13-piece percussive jazz band, while Nouvelle Vague offer French Bossa Nova versions of new wave classics such as Teeanage Kicks and Making Plans for Nigel.

Breakestra, meanwhile, are a live funk crew from LA who’s live sets are reminiscent of the very best hip hop DJ sets, while Koop offers fresh jazz-tronica and Snowboy & The Latin Section are described as Europe’s premier afro-cuban jazz ensemble.

The Jazz Café Picnic will only have one Summer jolly this year so there will not be Kenwood House event.

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