A jazz and BBQ night that will get your summer sizzling

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A jazz and BBQ night that will get your summer sizzling

By Molly Miller

If you are looking for a top-notch dose of jazz in Tunbridge Wells, then Café Society is back by popular demand for an evening of all-time favourite jazz classics and chart-toppers.

Played live by four talented musicians, all perfectly harmonized with the beautiful vocals of jazz duo Allya and Rio, this event is set to be an evening you won’t want to miss.

Returning to local venue Salomons Estate on July 23, which is run by Elite Leisure Collection, owner of One Media the publisher of the Times, Café Society’s schedule includes top hits from modern favourites such as Amy Winehouse.

So, warm up those vocal cords – with an inventory of dance-inducing tunes, Café Society’s two, 45-minute performances will get you on your feet and shaking a leg or two.

Sizzling summer nights

If Kent’s most talked-about jazz group wasn’t enough to get you pencilling this event into your diary, a little alfresco dining overlooking 36 acres of beautiful gardens certainly will. Upon arrival, ticket holders will be greeted with a glass of Pimm’s before heading over to their table on the terrace.

After sipping on the fruity favourite and soaking up some sunshine, a BBQ feast will be served sharing-style as Café Society begin to dive into their catalogue of soulful favourites.

Diners will be able to indulge to their hearts content and enjoy an array of juicy, chargrilled meats, and flavoursome sides including a Mediterranean salad, Kohlrabi slaw and Cajun fries.

Don’t forget to make room for dessert – a whole assortment of treats is on offer! Between sticky toffee pudding, chocolate brownie, and pineapple parfait, there’s a little of everything.

Cocktail o’clock

Not all good things have to come to an end – what better way to sit back and relax after a night of your favourite jazz music than with a cracking cocktail?

Head over to the bar (open until 11:30pm) to enjoy the impressive menu and indulge in a selection of drinks that are all kinds of delicious. (We recommend the pineapple punch!)

What you need to know

Arrival is from 7pm and entry costs £39.50 per person. Parking is free and on-site, and ticket holders will also benefit from a further discount.

Salomons Estate is giving 20% off bedroom rates for the night of July 23 if guests would like to extend their experience into a mini getaway.

So, for a fabulous evening of the best modern jazz, complimented with mouthwateringly good food, email reception@salomons-estate.com or call 01892 515 152 to book.