When it comes to making the most of a sunny day, we Brits are champions. At the first glimmer of sunshine, we’ve got our picnics and barbecues out, Pimm’s in hand, ready to kick back in the nearest park.
Luckily for us, Cambridge has more than its fair share of green spaces, and the joy of spending a few hours on Jesus Green, Christ’s Pieces or Cherry Hinton Hall gets even better this month thanks to Jazz & Brass in the Parks.
Running on selected Sundays from June to September, the concerts will see a variety of local ensembles pitching up for afternoon concerts, which includes jazz and swing bands. It’s completely free – just turn up, grab a picnic and enjoy!
This year’s programme sees Cambridge Groove Orchestra bring their eclectic sounds to Jesus Green on 16 June, and the Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra to the same spot on the 23rd. Up in July, catch Soham Comrades Band at Nightingale Rec on the 21st, then Caxton Swing will be blasting tunes at Jesus Green on 25 August. Rounding things off in September are the City of Cambridge Brass Band at Cherry Hinton Hall (8th) and the inimitable Brass Funkeys back on Jesus Green on the 15th.