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Jazzy picnic evening

Every Friday*, jazzy picnic evening!

These Fridays* in high summer, l'Islette will remain open until 9.30pm to offer visitors the chance to enjoy an aperitif or a picnic in the château grounds or by the river.

Jazz concert at 7.45pm, see programme below.

*No concert on Friday 23 August, moved to Thursday 22 August.  

So bring your own food and drink, or stock up at the shop in the mill. You can also discover Nicolas Paget's organic wines from the Azay-le-Rideau appellation (sold by the glass or bottle and enjoyed in moderation).

The tour of the interior of the château ends at 7.30pm.

For a successful evening :

  • bring a sheet to lay out on the lawn
  • tables and chairs are available in the park (in limited quantities)
  • You can also bring your own folding chairs/tables for added comfort!
  • bring your own supplies
  • Supplies are also available on site at the mill: drinks, wines, beers, limited quantities of fresh bread, spreads, pâtés, terrines, cold meats, ice creams, etc.
  • mosquito repellent
  • all you have to do is settle in and enjoy the evening!
 
Usual entry price (holders of an entry ticket purchased the same day before 7 p.m. can stay for the picnic evenings with music at no extra charge). Purchase tickets online (non-refundable unless the evening is canceled) or on site directly.
 
Tickets purchased online grant access to visit the castle at any time on the day (from 10 a.m.).

Programme

The 5 of July by The Swing Cane. La Canne à Swing is above all four musicians from Tours: Kevin Goubern (lead guitar), Laurent Blet (rhythm guitar), Alexandre Voisin (double bass) and Éric Duverger (percussion), passionate about swing.

For this evening they will be in a trio: two guitars and a double bass.

After revisiting the repertoire of Django Reinhardt and more generally the gypsy jazz repertoire, for which these musicians have great admiration, it is now through the compositions and the choice of covers that a new musical orientation drives them.
La Canne à swing is not only a musical sharing, but also a friendly exchange of good humor with the public.
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The 12 of July, by the E.O.P Swing Trio: with Patrick Filleul on drums, Olivier Leveau on piano and Elora on vocals.
"Our music is jazz, beautiful melodies, well-known and little-known standards, and always playing with passion and desire, and all for the pleasure of the audience".
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The 19 of July, by the Anastazor Trio.
Basically a “simple” gypsy swing trio, the Anastazör trio has been able to vary atmospheres and colors to offer today a real musical journey into the gypsy sphere, from Django Reinhardt to Emir Kusturica…
The group is made up of Paul Kurkdjian and Sylvain Prince, both on guitar, as well as Pablo Burchard on double bass.
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The 26 of July, by the Devil Moon Trio.
Devil Moon trio, it's a singer – Bab' – with a warm voice, two guitarists with subtle and cheerful playing – Alexandre Voisin and Laurent Stenne.
Three accomplices passionate about Jazz, Blues and especially Gypsy Swing of the emblematic Django Reinhardt.
Throughout the repertoire, the trio breathes the atmosphere of the intoxicating nights of a jazz club... the blues of a lonely night in New York... or even the intoxication of a great love...
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The 2 August, by the Wing group.
Wing is the musical universe shared by Thibaud Boustany (piano), Élia Guerin (vocals) and Rémy Rouland (electric bass). Articulated around jazz songs, the young trio revisits the classics and brings out pieces from the boxes that are too little highlighted!
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The 9 of August, by Kevin Goubern 'Swing Acoustic Project'. In this project, Kevin Goubern pays tribute to the famous Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli.

With a repertoire that oscillates between compositions and famous Gypsy jazz tunes, the trio offers music from between the wars that is imbued with freedom, poetry and, above all, swing.
In this adventure, he is accompanied by the wonderful musicians : Laurent Blet: guitar & Simon Buffaud: double bass.
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The 16 of August, by Lizzy & The Old Swing Men (trio): accompanied by David Ménager on guitar and Carl Cordelier on double bass, singer Lizzy Bourbon takes us on board the Bourbon's ship of Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Mambo.
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The 30 August, by Lizzy Bourbon (trio): Lizzy on vocals is accompanied by Guillaume Haddad on piano and Sylvain Roudier on saxophone. Used to playing together for several years, they compose, arrange and appropriate together this music which fascinates them all with their sensitivity and their innovative ideas.
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*Exceptionally on Thursday !

Thursday 22 August, by the Clain trio.

This trio with a singer covers the great jazz standards. Here, the voice comes to the fore as an improvising instrument in the same way as the guitar or double bass. Each piece becomes a playground for improvisation, with the musicians adding their own personal touch to create unique, spontaneous moments.

On vocals: Chloé Clain, accompanied by Sylvain Prince on guitar and Corentin Derivière on double bass.
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