Perfect weather for jazz afternoon

Written by  Monday, 03 July 2017 15:42
Home Cooking, one of the bands, that entertained hundreds enjoying an afternoon of jazz on Hadley Green Home Cooking, one of the bands, that entertained hundreds enjoying an afternoon of jazz on Hadley Green
Enthusiasts and local residents gathered in their hundreds on Hadley Green for a picnic lunch and Sunday afternoon of music at the sixth annual Jazz on the Green, organised by Hadley Residents Association.

A warm, sunny July day and a three-band line-up delivered what all and sundry agreed was perhaps the friendliest and best-ever afternoon of jazz.
As usual there was no entrance charge, simply a request for a donation towards the cost of organising the event, paying the musicians and assisting local charities.

Organisers of Jazz on the Green, Colette Brideson, Treasurer of Hadley Residents Association, and committee member David ChapmanOrganisers of Jazz on the Green, Colette Brideson, Treasurer of Hadley Residents Association, and committee member David ChapmanColette Brideson, the Association’s treasurer, said staging Jazz on the Green (2.7.2017) was their way of “putting something back into the community” – a sentiment that echoed around the picnic tables and gazebos that almost filled one half of Hadley Green.

“We think this is a great way to make use of the green, and staging a free event that is open to everyone is just one of the ways the Residents Association can bring out community together.”

The three bands that featured in the 2017 line-up were Home Cooking, Minnies Hen House and Big Chief.

The event, which has one sponsor, architects Alan Cox Associates, is funded entirely by donations.

“Obviously we do have costs to meet: for example, Barnet Council charged us £67 to hire the green last year, and this year they charged £128, almost double, so you can see, we do need some financial support.”

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4 comments

  • Comment Link Monday, 03 July 2017 16:04 posted by Elaine Davies

    Wish we had known , can you advertise more next year

  • Comment Link Monday, 03 July 2017 17:22 posted by Sally B

    If you could schedule it for a different weekend and not clash with the east Barnet festival, a lot more money could be raised. When it first started, it was held on the weekend prior.
    Just a thought
    Sally B

  • Comment Link Monday, 03 July 2017 19:05 posted by Sue Cairncross

    Is there anyway you can sell drinks (non alcoholic if you can't get a licence), snacks, crisps etc. Again it would bring in more money.

  • Comment Link Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:52 posted by Vanessa Fry

    It was a wonderful event again this year, a very happy good feeling family day with great music. I agree with the above comment that stands selling drinks and food would have been a welcome addition and could bring in some money too.

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