Outdoor Jazz Concert at Upton House

Jazz trumpeter playing with band under a gazzebo

Famous Jazz musician Louis Armstrong once said "There is two kinds of music, the good & the bad. I play the good kind." Well the same can be said of the Great Central Big Band. Local to Upton House we are delighted for them to be headlining our annual jazz concert this year.

Music to picnic by

The sounds of Jazz will get your toes tapping as you enjoy your picnic. Bring rugs and chairs and relax under the summer evening sunshine while we listen to music from the Great Central Big Band. With no less than 20 members and a huge selection of instruments from drums to saxophone, including the flute, clarinet, trombone and trumpets. They will take us on a jazz journey from the 1920s right through to modern day, with some old classics and more modern greats. Join in the singing and dancing on the vast lawn at Upton on Saturday 7 July, perfect for a family evening out.

The 20 piece Great Central Big Band
The 20 piece Great Central Big Band
The 20 piece Great Central Big Band

All things gin?

Supplement your picnic with a drink from the bar or a coffee or tea from the tea window. We have the cotswold distillery on hand to make you your own unique gin cocktail too. Sit back and relax while they show you how it's made. We'll also have our scrummy gin flavoured ice cream for if the weather is nice! 

Get a group together and save

Share the fun and get your family and friends together for the summer. Share the catering and bring a feast to share. Buy 10 tickets for the price of 9 with our special group price.  

Book now!

Tickets are on sale now – you can buy them online here

Advanced ticket: Adults £15. Child £7.50. 

(Ticket prices will be higher on the day.)

Picnics on the lawn at the annual Jazz Concert
Picnics on the lawn at the annual Jazz Concert
Picnics on the lawn at the annual Jazz Concert

Make a day of it

Come for the day and visit the house to see our 'Made to Measure' presentation. Come and see the story of Upton’s last house sale. Lord Bearsted made Upton his country home in 1927 and set about creating the perfect country residence for his family and growing art collection. Explore the fashionable tastes of the day and learn how to create a home made-to-measure.