Students play Jazz! At BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham
Music students from the University of Southampton have the opportunity to perform live as part of a working partnership with BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
SOUTHAMPTON, U.K. - Students and recent graduates are now entertaining diners on Sundays at BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham as part of a partnership with the Music Department of the University of Southampton and the restaurant located at Hilton at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton. The opportunity to play music in a leading dining establishment is giving students the chance to learn ‘real-world’ skills about performing in a professional setting.
Students are actively encouraged to consider elements, such as the audience and choosing the appropriate music to play, the acoustics and dynamics of the room and being able to respond to requests from the restaurant team. Through a live performance, students get to hone their skills and develop a real understanding of the craft and how to deliver to the public.
Luke Montgomery, first year music student at the University of Southampton said, “Performing at BEEFY’S has given me a chance to play regularly and be able to showcase my jazz, playing as a professional performer.”
Dan Mar-Molinero, head of jazz and pop performance, University of Southampton, said, “Having a partnership with BEEFY’S has allowed us to help develop and showcase early career musicians from the Music Department. For us, this is a chance to place our exceptional performers into an exceptional work environment and allow them to get ‘real-world’, on-the-job, performing experience.”
Gabor Tresco, restaurant manager of BEEFY’S said, “We are really excited to be able to work with the Music Department of the University of Southampton for our Sunday Lunch service. The partnership allows us to work with the local community and enable our team to support the students.”
Live Jazz is now being performed during lunch at BEEFY’S restaurant every Sunday. Guests can expect to hear classic standards from the golden era of Jazz, including ‘Fly me to the Moon’, ‘Take Five’ and ‘My Funny Valentine.’
Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 9.30pm
Friday & Saturday: 6pm – 10pm
Sunday: 12:30pm -2.30pm & 6pm-9pm
About BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham
BEEFY’S is Sir Ian Botham’s first restaurant, a stone’s throw from the Ageas Bowl, the home of Hampshire Cricket. BEEFY’S provides the best of British experience served up with a distinctive British accent. It is a restaurant and bar with a core focus on the best British, cooking the finest produce, and creating aesthetically presented dishes. Authentically – sourced produce and ingredient-led dishes are derived from the seasons, and defined by crisp, clean flavours, all complemented by over 60 approachable, world-class wines to satisfy every taste. Upon arrival guests get swept away by its 21st century British brasserie interior design, with a sleek contemporary feel.
The ambiance has an enchanting hold on the guests, as the décor is quintessentially British inspired by Sir Ian Botham. Not only is the interior design elegantly understated, it is also decorated with memories of the British icon, creating an environment that is familiar with a British charm. The unique selling point will be the attention to detail to the interior design, elevated dining experience, and its prime location by the Ageas Bowl.
Located within Hilton at the Ages Bowl with an outside terrace area leading the Ageas Bowl Cricket ground. For more information, and connect with Hilton at the Ageas bowl on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Trip advisor.
About Sir Ian Botham
Sir Ian Botham OBE is arguably one of the greatest cricketers England has ever produced, and his sporting career has been well documented over the years. What is less well known is that during both his sporting career and then since retiring, his role within the media, he has spent time nurturing one of his passions away from the game – wine, and the art of making it.
For over 40 years, Sir Ian Botham OBE has travelled the world and has had the enviable opportunity to appreciate and learn the craft of winemaking. Having always harbored a passion for wanting to create his own range of wines. Botham Wines is served within BEEFY’S by Sir Ian Botham restaurant and paired up with the signature dishes.
About Hilton at the Ageas Bowl
Hilton at the ageas bowl boasts stunning design and countryside views, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl is part of the Ageas Bowl resort, the home of Hampshire Cricket. The hotel's large ballroom, eight meeting rooms, multi-purpose suites and 24-hour connectivity center are ideal for events. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in your spacious guest room, a treatment in the eforea spa, a round on Boundary Lakes Golf Course, or dinner at BEEFY'S by Sir Ian Botham Restaurant & Bar. For more information, and connect with Hilton at the Ageas bowl on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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