Booking Information

Lovers of swing jazz rejoice! Latchepen - featuring celebrated guitarists Kourosh Kanani and Dave Kelbie, violinist Matt Holborn, and Pete Thomas on bass – bring their iconic originals and beloved jazz classics to the Tea Lawn.

‘Latchepen’ is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language, and their music reflects the passion and joy found in the gypsy jazz of the 1930s and beyond. The band was born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings! Latchepen perform jazz on strings, with influences ranging from Romani music through to bebop. Led by the engaging and improvising Matt Holborn on violin, the quartet features Kourosh Kanani on lead guitar, Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar and Pete Thomas on bass. Based in London, the group have played at many local venues including Southbank Centre and Ronnie Scotts, as well as across the UK and abroad at festivals such as the Django Reinhardt festival, Turin Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and March Manouche.





Matt Holborn - Violin

Kourosh Kanani - Lead Guitar

Dave Kelbie - Rhythm Guitar

Pete Thomas - Bass


Booking Information

This performance will take place on the Tea Lawn at the back of Lauderdale House. 

If you would like to sit together, please book together, as spaces will be assigned based on your order.

Chairs will not be provided - please bring either a picnic blanket or a chair to make yourself comfortable. Audience members with chairs will be seated behind those on the ground to make sure that everyone has a good view. If you are booking as a group, the whole group will need to be on chairs or on blankets, rather than a mixture of the two.

We have a limited number of picnic tables and benches (see map below) available as group tickets – book these early to avoid disappointment. 

If you have a disability or any special requirements please get in touch with us so that we can best accommodate you.

Seating Map


The performance will continue regardless of the weather unless unsafe. Please plan for all eventualities and remember to bring a waterproof layer and a warm jumper. We prefer waterproofs to umbrellas because umbrellas can obstruct views. Don’t forget that if you are on a blanket the ground may be wet so make sure you have a blanket with a waterproof side or bring aplastic sheet. There are no refunds for shows cancelled due to the weather.

Food and Drink

The café/bar will be open selling light snacks and drinks before the performance starts and during the interval.
You are also welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy on the Tea Lawn as you watch the performance.