From Dave Walters
The 9th annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival hits the streets of Clitheroe and resounds around the valleys on May Day bank holiday weekend 3rd - 7th May.
It showcases the very best of Jazz in all it's genres and brings together performers from across the world to the pubs, clubs restaurants and venues in and around Clitheroe. The magnificent Grand theatre is the focus for most of the headline acts. Previous years we've seen stars such as Jacqui Dankworth, Lianne Carroll, James Taylor, Courtney Pine, Dennis Rollins, Snake Davis, Stacey Kent, Arun Ghosh and many, many more. In fact we have over 500 performers mainly from the brass, drum, swing and big bands we bring together for our Saturday street festival, Sunday picnic at Holmes Mill and our grand finale on bank holiday Monday.
Don't forget the Norvoljazz jam is on Saturday afternoon as well at the United Reformed church in Clitheroe - bring your voice or your instrument! All welcome.