Sunday, 21 February 2016

Darlington Jazz Festival needs your help!

Building upon the success of last year, the 5th Darlington Jazz Festival promises to deliver a high quality and diverse program of jazz performances The festival is run as part of the Darlington Arts Festival in the town and is held between 21 and 23rd April 2016.

The festival needs to raise £1000 towards the cost in order to be able to continue. If you wish to donate here's the fundraising page:

Festival highlights are as follows

Day 1- Thursday 21st April 6pm -9pm Venue: Crown Street, Art Gallery Jazz Workshop London based Jazz educator and trumpeter, Matt Roberts will again return to his home town to lead the workshop assisted by tutors performing at the festival. Book your place through: or 03000 262368 Cost £5

Day 2- Friday 22nd April Doors 8.30pm Venue: Voodoo Cafe Jazz After Dark Matt Robert’s Sextet The Voodoo Cafe on Skinnergate. Matt Roberts will lead his very own sextet playing the music of Nat Adderley £6 OTD

Day 3- Saturday 23rd April Afternoon Saturday will see the best of Darlington’s young musicians playing in various ensembles as they converge on the pedestrian areas surrounding the Blackwellgate to provide an outdoor festival atmosphere. Free outdoor jazz Coffee House Jazz 10am-3pm. Jazz at The Quaker House continues during the afternoon (1pm-5pm ) with top class north east jazz combos including: Dean Stockdale ( Piano) and Noel Dennis ( Trumpet), Vocalist Ruth Lambert Trio and Lyndsay Hannon with guests. Free/Collection

Saturday 23rd April Evening Venue: Central Hall, Dolphin Centre. Darlington Jazz Festival presents: ‘An evening of swinging big band music’ Dennis Rollins and Durham Alumni Big Band Internationally renowned trombonist Dennis Rollins will join the Durham Alumni Big Band directed by Al Wood to bring the music of Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Billy May and many more to the town. The award winning Durham County Youth Big Band will perform in support of the main event commencing at 7.15pm. £12

Saturday 23rd April 10:30 - late Venue: Quakerhouse Late Night Jam Saturday night concludes in similar style to last year. Free/Collection

The final day of this year’s festival will commence at St Cuthbert’s Church with the intention to widen the range of music performed to include jazz influenced choral, and contempory vocal commissions featuring Darlington and County Durham Youth Choirs, Northern Spirit and the Durham County Youth Big Band. £4 OTD

Sunday 24th April Evening 7pm -9pm Venue: The Keys Night Club, Skinnergate The Hot Diamond Aces The Festival concludes on Sunday Night with a grand finale and party atmosphere at The Keys on Skinnergate. £6 OTD

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1 comment:

  1. Great food and great people with awesome styling and interior. Also great venues in Atlanta for cheap happy hour drinks. However, the downstairs beer selection is about as standard as it can be while upstairs can be a bit more creative.