St George hosted the sixth annual Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival on Thursday 16th & Saturday 18th September
St George hosted the sixth annual Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival on Thursday 16th & Saturday 18th September, which once more proved a resounding success, attracting thousands of residents and visitors from the local community and across London.
The free event, held on The Boulevard at Imperial Wharf, London's leading riverside destination, provided a stage for some of the world's finest musicians while visitors relaxed in style and enjoyed the music at the exciting restaurants and bars over-looking the River Thames.
The festival opened on Thursday with talented vocalist Alexander Stewart followed by the versatility and unique approach of Dennis Rollins Badbone & Co, creating a vibrant atmosphere.
Saturday proved a great family day out commencing with Sarah Ellen Hughes with performances from her debut album, followed by the highly accomplished Tony Kofi Trio and world-class gypsy swing ensemble Trio Manouche. BBC Jazz Award winner Get the Blessing were joined by guest dancers from Jazzcotech, with their creative street dancing, followed by a vibrant set from Gwyneth Herbert Quartet. The highlight of the evening was a lively performance from one of Britain's leading Latin Jazz performers Snowboy & his Latin Section.
Ross Faragher, Managing Director of St George Central London commented: "We are thrilled to have hosted the annual Imperial Wharf Jazz Festival to such acclaim, and delighted to be able to offer local residents, visitors from across London and others from further afield the chance to hear a range of incredible artists in a fantastic surrounding for free."
The Festival was programmed and produced in partnership with St George by leading event production company ESIP (www.esip.co.uk) and was held in association with children's charity The Rainbow Trust.
At the heart of Imperial Wharf is the Mediterranean style Boulevard offering a range of fine restaurants which were visited by a number of revellers, dining al fresco and enjoying the Festival or relaxing within the stylish interiors of the various establishments. The development incorporates the popular Young's Waterside bar and restaurant (020 7371 0802) along with the Thai delights of the palatial Saran Rom (020 7751 3331), Indian flavours from Memories of India on the River (020 7731 6606), Wimbledon Wine Cellar to tempt the pallet and Japanese cuisine from the latest addition, Me Love Sushi, opening October 2010.
Imperial Wharf is superbly connected with excellent transport links, following the opening of the new Imperial Wharf overground railway station now provides links to the London underground network via West Brompton and easy access to Clapham Junction, London Waterloo and London Victoria railway stations. A river taxi service, available from the adjacent Chelsea Harbour offers efficient river travel to the City whilst the fashionable King's Road and Sloane Square are but a short taxi ride away.
For added convenience, residents have access to a 24 hour concierge service, 385m walkway along the River Thames, managed car parking, residents' car club, offering environmentally and congestion charge free car hire, Karen Hardy Dance Studios, Jury's Inn Chelsea Hotel, Gambado; the family indoor play centre and Bright Horizon's childcare and education centre.
Imperial Wharf offers a wide range of restaurant, retailer office space, from 704 sqft (65.4 sqm) to 10,959 sqft (1,018.1 sqm). For all commercial enquiries St George Central London is represented by Knight Frank (0207 629 8171) and Shelley Sandzer (0207 580 3366) for leisure / retail, and Knight Frank (0207 629 8171) and Boston Gilmore (0207 603 1616) for offices.