On the 31st May 2015 Georges Regis Jazz Band played at the first of a series of Sunday lunch jazz afternoons at The White Hart at Pulborough. This was a great opportunity to enjoy a riverside setting and to be tempted yet again by a first class menu!
Sunday Lunch Jazz By The River
Located beside the riverbank on the east end of a historic bridge steeped in history, The White Hart has a lengthy heritage of serving the passing traveller traditional ales and first class food. The bridge has stood the test of time and so has The White Hart, still going strong after many a year.
Mother Nature can be a temperamental creature and somehow the prospect of Sunday lunch jazz by the river was too tempting to allow to pass un-rained on so the skies opened and the wind blew, ensuring that the band would be oh-so-grateful for their garden shelter. Intended to provide protection from the fierce rays of the afternoon sun, the band’s tent on this occasion served to keep musicians and instruments dry and ensure that while singing in the rain, the band would not be… well, singing in the rain!
The members of the band playing at the first White Hart Sunday lunch jazz afternoon were:
Drums & Leader: George Bennett
Double Bass: Alan Kennington
Trumpet and Vocals: George Paterson
Banjo, Guitar & Vocals: Jim Heath
Clarinet: Eddie Brockwell
Singing In The Rain
Pimms With Jazz By The River
Undaunted by the weather, the band’s fine example was matched only by the spirited enthusiasm of the inspired dance troupe thereby promising an even more spectacular afternoon for when the sun shines and the less amphibious music lover is drawn helplessly to the riverside Pimms bar.
If you fancy trying riverside Pimms with your Sunday lunch jazz then mark your diary for the next event at The White Hart at Pulborough.