Saturday 11th September

Latin Jazz live in the grounds of Guildford Castle with Picante!

Picante is a hugely enjoyable Latin band fronted by Derek Nash (featured saxophonist with the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Sax Appeal) and Dominic Ashworth (British Jazz award-winning guitarist).

Taking Latin flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings, Picante’s music makes you feel like dancing from the first bar with their unique compositions in mambo, salsa, samba and bossa nova styles.

Music from their CD – Five Note Salsa – has already been heard on TV from Japanese Drama to Strictly Come Dancing to the David Letterman Show, and their second CD  – Bim Bam Bom was released in 2019.

Guaranteed to make you feel like dancing from the first bar!

Licensed bar with wines from Greyfriars Vineyard and beers from the Hogs Back Brewery plus international flavours from fantastic food stalls.

Pre-order Greyfriars Wine (pay on the day)

Save 10% by pre-ordering your bottle of wine with your ticket! Select the Pre-order option on the ticket booking below, and pay on the day. Glasses and bottles also available on the day without preorder.

Greyfriars Sparkling NV Cuvee Brut – £23.00 £20.70 (pre-order price) . This crowd-pleasing sparkling wine made from the traditional Champagne varieties is fresh and fruity with intense lemon, apple and mineral flavours and a dry finish.

Greyfriars Still Rosé – £15.00  £13.50 (pre-order price) . This is a perfect seasonal dry and light Rosé, it has delicious flavours of candied red fruits and summer berries. Best enjoyed chilled down in the sunshine whilst listening to amazing jazz music!

Entry from 4pm, Music 5pm to 7pm

Tickets £17 (£15 Guildford Jazz Members) Please click here if you’d like to know more about the benefits of Guildford Jazz Membership or to add membership to your basket.

About the band

The band showcases

  • Derek Nash – baritone, tenor, alto & soprano sax, (Jools Holland, Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion, Sax Appeal)
  • Dominic Ashworth – Guitar (George Melly, Digby Fairweather, Michael Garrick, British Jazz Award Winner) 
  • Neil Angilley – piano (Vanessa Mae, War of the Worlds, Down to the Bone)
  • Andy Staples –  double bass (Robin Trower, Guthrie Govan, Jason Rebello)
  • Marc Cecil – drums (King Salsa)
  • Satin Singh – percussion (Roberto Pla, Paul Booth)