All that jazz at Ward Park this Sunday!

Jazz fans are in for a treat this Sunday, 27 July, when Tony Martin’s Downshire Jazz Allstars take to The Bandstand at Ward Park to entertain the crowds at the Summer Sundays Event.

Tony Martin’s Downshire Jazz Allstars are a band with a big party atmosphere, they ain’t called the Hoppers and Stompers for nothing as they play a range of hard hitting New Orleans songs from the old days with a vibrancy that is seldom heard among the older bands that stride the jazz world. These guys hold energy as the key…always smiling, always laughing, always playing foot tapping tunes from the Royal Garden Blues to Sugarfoot Stomp, Swingin’ the Blues and Jada Jada Jing Jing Jing.

The group, led by drummer Tony Martin, are lively to say the least with a huge following and includes musicians who come from all the popular local jazz bands of the past twenty years such as the Apex Jazz Band and the Rodney Foster Jazz Band.

Try not to move your feet, we dare you!

There will also be a market at the event featuring local traders – another great reason to come to Ward Park.

This FREE event runs from 3pm – 5pm and don’t forget your picnic!

Keep an eye out in local press each week for details on each artist or for more information phone our Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069 or visit: