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Friday, 21 September 2018

The 16th Scarborough Jazz Festival is next weekend! (29-30 Sept)

‘Few UK festivals have come anywhere near the calibre of Scarborough in terms of variety of programming, professional organisation and quality of setting'. Brian Payne, Jazz Journal

Hello from Sunny Scarborough!

It’s hard being a promoter!. There’s such an abundance of talent around it’s really tough to make choices for the festival. But as you can see it means we can guarantee a high standard of musicianship and a wide range of formats and jazz approaches.

Big Bands: Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Stan Sulzmann Neon Orchestra. 

Jazz Vocalists: Vimala Rowe sings Billie Holliday with John Etheridge.  Jo Harrop sings Peggie Lee with Tony Kofi on sax.

Something Different: Woody Black 4 (Four clarinet virtuosos from Vienna pictured), Ben Crosland plays the Ray Davies Song Book. 

Combos Galore: All female septet Nerija, Alan Barnes Octet. Atlantic Crossover, Henry Lowther’s ‘Still Waters’, Matt Ridley Quartet. Nigel Price Organ Quartet. Terry Seabrook Quintet - Celebrating Wayne Shorter   

Rising Stars: Andchuck

And an Anniversary! Dave Newton and Alan Barnes celebrate forty years as a duo.

Again we’ll be in Scarborough Spa’s impressive Grand Hall and there will be lots of fringe events to keep you entertained. And of course our compere is the ever popular Alan Barnes. IBook online here   Our box office is open daily. Call (01723) 821888

See you for that early morning dip.
Mike Gordon
Festival Director

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