Monday, 9 September 2019

Festivals Galore!

It's been an exceptional July and August for Northern Jazz Festivals - we've had the Jazz Leeds Festival, the Burton Agnes Festival and Hull Jazz Festival in July, the Ambleside Days festival, Ilkley Jazz Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Ushaw Jazz Festival and Village Jazz Festival in Chapel Allerton during August too. The festivals don't stop there - here are a few more to look forward to in September and October in the north

Lancaster Jazz Festival  11-15 September
Including this year Camilla George,Vula Viel, Led Bib, Vipertime and the Northern Line band showcase artists 2019

Scarborough Jazz Festival 20-22 Sept
With Jeremy Sassoon’s ‘Ray Charles’ Project; Jim Mullen’s nine-piece ‘Volunteers’ with arrangements by flautist Gareth Lockrane; and Alan Barnes + 11, Jasmine Sam Rapley’s ‘Fabled’ Bonsai Clark Tracey Freddie Gavita Quartet, Tony Kofi and the Organisation, Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’, Andrea Vicari’s New Jazz Extempore, Partisans,  solo performances from pianist Dave Newton and vocalist and pianist Liane Carroll , and the 18-piece band led by the superb vocalist Kate Peters

Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 3- 6 Oct
Performers include: Yazz Ahmed, Brodie West and Evan Cartwright,Alexander Hawkins with Evan Parker, John Pope and Paul Hession, Richard Michaels 'History of Jazz Piano, 'Alembic' and 'Liber Musika', Johnny Hunter and Paul Edis's Early Bird Band

Marsden Jazz Festival 10 - 13 Oct
This year's headliners - Crissy Lee Orchestra, Kansas Smitty's House Band, Wolter Wierbos,  Alison Rayner Quintet, Shirley Tetteh: Songs and Expansions, Beverley Beirne Quintet, Snake Davis Trio,  Rafiki Jazz, SEED Ensemble and more

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