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By Com_Publisher | Sunday, July 15, 2012, 16:44

Stompin on the Quomps, Christchurch's popular, al fresco, smooth jazz event is being held on 21st July this year and the line-up has been confirmed. There are five professional bands performing throughout the day along with other entertainment.

Two new groups this year are The BowBeauBelles and Blue Commotion who have guest guitarist, Henry Parker. Back are Lemongrove and Not Just Sax and the evening ends with the popular Taverners Big Band. Stompin starts at 12 noon and the beat goes on until 10pm.

Organisers have once again been able to keep free entry to this community event, thanks to generous support from local businesses, however donations will be sought throughout the day.

The Line up is:

12 noon – The BeauBowBelles

1.00pm - Not Just Sax,

3.15pm - Lemongrove

5.30pm –Blue Commotion with Zoe Schwarz and guest guitarist Henry Parker

7.45pm -Taverners Big Band

During change over entertainment will be provided by community groups including The Swish of the Curtain Theatre Group and The Funky Little Choir.

New for this year are the BeauBowBelles who entertain with nostalgic vocal harmonies, bewitching melodies and evocative lyrics. Performing on an array of instruments, from violins & flutes to keytars  and  stylophones. The BeauBowBelles command the stage with their charismatic presence and cast a spell over their audience with their genre defying songs.

Also new is Blue Commotion, a contemporary six-piece blues band, led by vocalist Zoe Schwarz and guitarist Rob Koral, featuring established jazz musicians stamping their personality on blues-flavoured material  which draws upon the melting pot of popular music past and present.

Featuring with Blue Commotion is Henry Parker, who is being heralded as an extraordinary prodigy guitarist who commands the guitar with all the cool confidence of legends such as Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and more. That rich heritage is about to be heralded again in the form of the extraordinary prodigy guitarist Henry Parker.

Parker commands the guitar with all the cool confidence of a man thrice his years.

Mesmerizing riffs, haunting solos are all displayed with deft precision and emotional maturity on his self-penned debut album due out later this year.That rich heritage is about to be heralded again in the form of the extraordinary prodigy guitarist Henry Parker.Event organiser, Adrian Dwyer, said: "The Stompin' team is now in full flight getting ready for this year's event. With the economic climate it hasn't been easy to raise the funds this year, but we have received fantastic support from local businesses. The souvenir programme with be available in a few weeks time with full details, giving everyone a chance to plan their visit.'

"Collections made from the audience at the 2011 event were the best ever and we hope that people will come along, enjoy the event and be just as generous. It all helps towards keeping the event free to enter," added Adrian.

The souvenir programme will be available from the Christchurch Information Centre, The Regent Centre, and the Captain's Club Hotel and at the event itself. Details can also be found on the website: , the Stompin Facebook page or by calling Christchurch Information Centre on 01202 471780.



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