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A music performance taking place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.

Line up: Lauren Bush and Marco Marconi

Canadian expat Lauren Bush relocated to London to pursue music on a new level a decade ago. Prior to that she had travelled extensively around North America notching up some impressive performance credits, including opening shows for Maynard Ferguson, performing at the Victoria International Jazz Festival (BC) and singing with Bobby McFerrin at the Idaho Jazz Festival. Following her move to the UK, in 2016 she released her debut album, 'All My Treasures', was a Top 5 Finalist in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition and in 2018 curated and performed a collection of Canadian songs for the London Jazz Festival.

A native Italian from Umbria, Marco Marconiinitially studied classical piano before moving on to study Jazz at the Music Conservatory of Perugia. After establishing himself as one of Italy's leading jazz pianists, his subsequent highly successful appearances at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2009 and the Lancaster Music Festival in 2011 prompted his decision to move to the UK permanently in 2012. Working primarily with his own trio, Marco was signed to the iconic UK label 33Jazz, which released his albums "Nordik" (2016), "Trialogue" (2018) and "New Roads", his latest which was launched at the on October 2019 at the 606 Club. Lauren and Marco will be performing songs from the classic Duke Ellington repertoire.

Running time: 2 hours

Dates

  • Sunday, July 10, 2022

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.

Programming

To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

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