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Jazz Gigs & Events

Bruno Heinen Trio with Alex Hitchcock at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Saturday, December 05, 2020

Featuring: Bruno Heinen Trio


The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

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From the Vortex website;

SAT 05 DECEMBER 2020, 7.30PM



Bruno Heinen – Piano
Andrea Di Biase – Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums
Featuring – Alex Hitchcock – Tenor Saxophone

Bruno Heinen’s music has been described by the Guardian as eclectic, eccentric, and unobtrusively erudite. His trio featuring Andrea Di Biase (Kenny Wheeler) and Gene Calderazzo (Pharoah Sanders) have just released their debut album Out of Doors – A must for piano trio fans…#2020 best so far – Marlbank. They will be perform new material together with Alex Hitchcock on Tenor, who has been described by Jazzwise as ready to make cataclysmic waves in the sound of UK jazz.


Orphy Robinson at The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London.

Date: Friday, December 04, 2020


The Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square,
London N16 8AZ

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From the Vortex website;

FRI 04 DECEMBER 2020, 7.30PM
£ 20.00


Orphy Robinson – Vibes
Winston Clifford – Drums
Neil Charles – Drums


Electric Landladies Xmas Party at New Cross Inn, New Cross, London.

Date: Sunday, December 06, 2020

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From Facebook;

SUNDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2020 FROM 19:30 UTC-22:00 UTC
Electric Landladies LIVE XMAS PARTY
New Cross Inn


Hosted by Blow The Fuse


The fabulous Electric Landladies playing LIVE - anthems from Dusty, Chaka Khan, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder, rock out to Janis Joplin, Free and Blondie, disco from the Trammps and Chic and classic 60s soul.
Dress up for a great live band party night!
We’ve said it before but this year it will definitely be..
The most fun you’ll have this Christmas!

One of London’s best live party bands, they’ve appeared at the Forum, the Dome, Rich Mix, main stage at Pride, Spitalfields Festival and the reopening of Stoke Newington Town Hall, where 300 people were turned away.

Rachael Hunt: vocals
Jenny Carr: keyboards and backing vocals
Diane McLoughlin: saxophone and keyboards
Deirdre Cartwright: guitar
Alison Rayner: bass and backing vocals
Michele Drees: drums

New Cross Inn
Live music venue
Live Music Venue in South East London. Check out our website for listings and follow us on Twitter & Instagram @NewCrossInn for live updates.
323 New Cross Road SE14 6AS London

Sarah Gillespie Band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho, London.

Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021

Featuring: Sarah Gillespie


Ronnie Scott’s, London

47 Frith Street
Soho, London

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From the Ronnie Scott’s website;

Sarah Gillespie
Sunday 10th January 2021


Show starts at 7.30pm, doors close at 10pm
LINE-UP: SARAH GILLESPIE vocals, guitar; KIT DOWNES piano, organ; LAURA JURD trumpet; CHRIS MONTAGUE guitar; RUTH GOLLAR bass; JAMES MADDREN drums


Anglo-American songstress Sarah Gillespie is renowned for mixing elements of jazz, folk, Americana & blues with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Having released 4 critically acclaimed albums in the last 10 years, she has toured extensively across Europe and the USA headlining leading venues and festivals. She has twice played live on BBC ‘Woman’s Hour’ to 10 million listeners & was interviewed by Andrew Marr on ‘Start the Week’ on the role of politics in the Arts (she has a Master’s Degree in Politics & Philosophy). Gillespie’s most recent album ‘Wishbones’ (2018), produced by Mercury Prize nominated composer Kit Downes, was launched at London’s Southbank Centreand received 5 star reviews & Album of the Year from the Arts Desk. A book of her lyrics was published by Oxford’s Albion Beatnik Press in 2018. Gillespie is currently writing & recording in Notting Hill’s iconic Eastcote Studios & is releasing her 5th album in 2021.

Tonight she is performing with her full band described by Jazzwise as ‘young, jazz heavies’ including Kit Downes - piano, James Maddren - drums, Chris Montague - guitar, Emma Divine - vocals, Ruth Goller - bass & special guest, Mercury Prize nominated Laura Jurd - trumpet.

‘Haunting tunes and striking lyrics…yearningly pretty and bitter sweet’ The Independent ★★★★★

‘Joni Mitchell with a little rap-like percussiveness thrown in, Gillespie is an original. The Guardian ★★★★

Like Dylan on amphetamines’ The Financial Times ★★★★

‘Beat poet adventurer strays beyond the boundaries of singer-songwriter’ MOJO ★★★★

‘Just beautiful’ Robert Wyatt

‘Her songs are beautiful, poetic artefacts’ Mail on Sunday ★★★★

‘Alive with her characteristic wit, savvy and sensitivity’. The Arts Desk ★★★★★

‘Her witty, free-flowing originals on Wishbones have a beat poet’s eye for observation’ JAZZWISE ★★★★


Lafayette Gilchrist Trio at Keystone Corner, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Date: Sunday, December 06, 2020

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;

Baltimore-based pianist, composer and bandleader Lafayette Gilchrist continues to celebrate his powerful double-disc NOW with live and streaming concerts in December.

Gilchrist’s trio Special Revealed featuring bassist Herman Burney and drummer Eric Kennedy will perform on Sunday, December 6 at Keystone Korner, 1350 Lancaster St., Baltimore. Concert at 6:30 p.m. EST. Limited seated tickets $20, livestream tickets $10. For information and tickets call 410-946-6726 or visit


NOW addresses life in Baltimore, race relations in America and affairs of the heart. 

“Lafayette Gilchrist is a powerhouse pianist…he can go from seriously free improvisation to deep stride, blues and funk styles, and synthesize them into something all his own…On the nearly nine-minute opener, ‘Assume The Position,’ they set up a lurching, bone-rattling funk groove….” – Phil Freeman, Stereogum

“With Lafayette Gilchrist, bassist Herman Burney and drummer Eric Kennedy, you get it all–superb arrangements of original compositions, three performers playing at the heights of their power and…a beautiful and poetic vision.” – Marc Phillips, Part-Time Audiophile

“Opening with ‘Assume the Position,’ the listener is bowled over by the thundering chords, the rapid-fire drums, and the pounding bass…Gilchrist’s collection of songs plumb his own experiences as well as those of his community, reminding us that music not only tells stories but moves us emotionally. Now moves, oh yes it moves!” – Richard B. Kamins, Steptempest


“New Orleans barrelhouse piano, the Impressionism of Ravel, and Duke Ellington’s jaggy solo-piano sound form the bedrock of Lafayette Gilchrist’s style at the keyboard. But if there’s one big influence on the way he thinks about rhythm, it’s the deeply swinging ‘pocket’ of a classic go-go beat. With its classic loping groove, built on heavy hand percussion and call-and-response flow, go-go is the unofficial musical idiom of Gilchrist’s native Washington, D.C.”
– Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times

“Lafayette Gilchrist has dug deep into [jazz piano] history… he’s tapping into jazz’s spiritual, historical and cultural roots. He’s an old soul at ease in the modern world.” – Kevin Whitehead, NPR’s Fresh Air

Pianist, composer and bandleader extraordinaire Lafayette Gilchrist returns to the trio format on his engrossing, self-released double disc, NOW, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed solo piano album, Dark Matter, which many critics cited as one of 2019’s best jazz releases.

On NOW, Gilchrist’s first trio recording since his 2007 release 3, the pianist leads his formidable group Specials Revealed, featuring bassist Herman Burney and drummer Eric Kennedy. The three musicians have developed a deep rapport from years of playing together in other people’s bands. When the trio convened to record in November 2019, Gilchrist was bursting with creative energy.

The album begins with Gilchrist’s signature tune, “Assume the Position,” a protest song about police violence that was featured on HBO’s crime drama The Wire. Atop a combustive, deep-pocket groove, Gilchrist unleashes his signature two-handed improvisations, often marked by granite-hard rhythmic attacks, rumbling blues-laden melodies, a striking harmonic sense and off-kilter improvisations.

NOW includes other socially and politically conscious compositions as well, such as the dramatic “Bmore Careful,” which examines crime and police brutality in Baltimore, where Gilchrist has lived since 1987. The piece features rumbling tremolos, a stuttering groove and a cinematic melody that fluctuates between menacing and wistful.   

Gilchrist notes that the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody garnered worldwide coverage. “What I would like people to understand is that when you come to Baltimore, you need to show some respect for the struggle within the town and how strong the people are on the ground here.”

Elsewhere on NOW, Gilchrist addresses other socio-political concerns. On the dreamy, oddly hopeful “Old Shoes Come to Life,” which Gilchrist conceived after watching an episode of attorney Antonio Moore’s YouTube show Tonetalks, he explores the economic wealth gap between races in the United States. The skulking “On Your Belly Like a Snake” was inspired by a scene from Haile Gerima’s 1993 movie Sankofa, which depicts a conversation between Shango, a rebellious field slave who’s just been beaten, and Shola, a compliant house slave. Shola advises Shango to be more agreeable with the slave owners to avoid violence. “Shango fires back ‘You’re never going to get your freedom until you learn how to crawl on your belly like a snake.’  So, the song’s in the spirit of the Maroons of the American diaspora, i.e. Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Florida, South Carolina and New Orleans,” Gilchrist recalls.

NOW also contains several lovely tunes centered on affairs of the heart. One of those is the stunning “Newly Arrived,” with its entrancing melody and suspenseful romanticism. Gilchrist’s inspiration for the song was Sade’s 1988 classic tune “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” On the haunting ballad “The Wonder of Being Here,” which touches on the love that remains after a short-term romance, Gilchrist unravels a melody that sounds as if it was lifted from Abbey Lincoln’s songbook. Other amorous tunes include the ballad “Say a Prayer for Our Love” and the torrential “Tomorrow Is Waiting Now (Sharon’s Song).” Gilchrist penned the latter for a friend to encourage her to never give up hope, even during the darkest hours.

Throughout NOW, Gilchrist’s striking two-handed pianism radiates as he anchors his rugged yet sensual improvisations with stride, ragtime and jump blues in the tradition of Earl “Fatha” Hines, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Eubie Blake and Memphis Slim. “I was always attracted to the old music,” Gilchrist says. “It’s like the regional sounds that those guys got out of the piano — the East Coast, the West Coast, the Deep South and the different approaches.”

Gilchrist also cites other influences, including Billy Preston, Aretha Franklin, Randy Weston, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner and Bud Powell. Make no mistake though, Gilchrist is a modernist who deftly juxtaposes multiple jazz idioms with the rhythmic bounce, syncopation and grooves associated with go-go music, funk and hip-hop.


Born in August 1967 in Washington, D.C., Gilchrist’s life as a pianist began at 17 while he was studying economics at University of Maryland, Baltimore. On his way to an English class during his freshman year, he wandered into a recital hall and began pecking out melodies and riffs on a Steinway piano.

Gilchrist subsequently spent many hours teaching himself piano and auditing music theory classes. By the time he graduated, he had started his career as a pianist and composer. He formed his first ensemble, New Volcanoes, in 1993 and released his debut album, The Art is Life, that same year. He’s since released 13 other albums as a leader. In addition to The Wire, his music has been featured on HBO’s Treme and The Deuce. “Gilchrist’s writing weaves together old-school funk rhythms with hip-hop cadences and raw street beats,” says Troy Collins in All About Jazz. “His melodic sensibility embraces the esoteric angularity of Andrew Hill and Sun Ra as much as the emotional directness of the blues.”

In addition to his work as a leader, Gilchrist has also performed as a sideman with a host of jazz luminaries including saxophonist David Murray, singer Cassandra Wilson, trombonist Craig Harris, bassist William Parker and drummer Andrew Cyrille.

A Very Special Evening Of Festive Jazz at Cadogan Hall, London.

Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;

A Very Special Evening Of Festive Jazz at Cadogan Hall, 19th December 2020

Hampstead Jazz Club in association with Jazz FM proudly presents a very special evening of exclusive festive jazz performances at London’s Cadogan Hall on Saturday 19th December 2020.

Hosted by Jazz FM’s Nigel Williams, A Very Special Evening Of Festive Jazz will take place in front of a socially distanced audience and will be streamed live around the world, showcasing a perfectly mixed cocktail of classic jazz with a twist of festive favourites from an eclectic array of artists including Carroll Thompson, Jo Harrop, Tara Minton and Paul Lee. Plus some special guest appearances to be announced.

Featured Musicians;
Alex Webb (MD and Piano), Phil Merriman (piano), Paul Edis (piano), Ciyo Brown (guitar), Tommaso Starace (saxophone), Freddie Gavita (trumpet), Ed Babar (double bass), David Ingamells (drums) all accompanied by the Amika String Quartet.

After what has been an incredibly difficult year for musicians in the jazz community, all profits from live streaming ticket sales will go to the Hampstead Jazz Club musicians’ support fund.

Jazz FM will broadcast the concert shortly after the event. You can listen in colour across the UK on your digital radio, smart speaker, on DTV and on the app.

Ticket Links: Cadogan Hall:


Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X 9DQ.

Box Office: 020 7730 4500


Steve Tromans at Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood, Birmingham.

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020

Featuring: Steve Tromans

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Steve Tromans writes;

I am delighted to announce the launch of my new album, THE WAY – my first ever solo studio album, believe it or not. Recorded at the wonderful Sansom Studios, Hollywood ( on 31 October, THE WAY is my statement and manifesto (musical, philosophical, personal), summing up the journey that has brought me thus far in life and music, and proclaiming my way, my unique voice in this world, my philosophy of THE WAY – a complete philosophy, written on the pages of my previous and new life, written in actions not words, experiences not manuscripts, life not death.


There is a gig (yes, an actual, live, in-the-flesh-albeit-socially distanced gig) at Silvershine Jazz Club, Bearwood, Birmingham that starts at 5pm on Sunday 13 December, where I will perform a special version of the album alongside inviting special (and surprise) guest artists to join me (at suitable distance, at least in spatial terms) on stage to celebrate, not so much the release of an album, but the release of a body of artists – a collective, locked up and shutdown, starved of the oxygen of governmental support, but DEFIANT in our creativity, our message, our future possibilities. WE SHALL NOT BE SILENCED – and our voices are as VITAL NOW as ever before.


One of the city’s most creative and energetic musicians.”
- Peter Bacon, Birmingham Post / London Jazz News

Vital, passionate, fresh… great musicianship.”
- the late, great Keith Tippett (gone but never forgotten)


558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT


Nigel Price Quartet at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021

Featuring: Nigel Price Quartet


The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,

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From the Hive Online website

Nigel Price Quartet
Jan 2021
19:00 - 21:00
£23 / £12 Under 22

The eloquent guitarist Nigel Price returns to SJN at The Hive with a superb band including Ross Stanley (organ), the ever popular Steve Brown (drums) and long-time collaborator Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax). Influenced by Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass & John McLaughlin Nigel is a fluent and soulful player equally at home with blues, funk, bebop and ballads. All of the band are regulars at Ronnie Scotts so expect an evening of brilliant jazz, full of warmth, imagination and conviction.

“Whilst I am not normally a fan of straight ahead jazz I found myself drawn in by the sheer musicianship and charisma of this band…can’t wait until their next appearance.”... Hive audience member Sept 2018

‘’...the skilful Price lovingly celebrated Montgomery’s languidly bluesy lyricism and breezy swing, and the group heated up this 50 year-old style with an irresistible conviction.”.... John Fordham, The Guardian

Annie Whitehead at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021


The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,

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From the Hive Online website;

Annie Whitehead
Feb 2021
19:00 - 21:00
£23 / £12 Under 22

Annie Whitehead is a trombone virtuoso best known for her engaging mix of African grooves, Blues, Ska and Ellingtonian expressionism. For many years her distinctive sound has added an infectious joy to a wide range of projects, exploring many different musical styles: Brotherhood of Breath, Elvis Costello, Penguin Café Orchestra, McCoy Tyner, Carla Bley, Abdullah Ibrahim and Joan Armatrading, to name but a few. With her own Quartet featuring Steve Lodder (Piano & keyboards), Jennifer Maidman (Bass) and Liam Genockey (Drums) we can look forward to an evening of irresistible enjoyment.

“Sharp musicians are encouraged to converse in attractive settings drawn from African townships jive, funk, blues and straight-ahead jazz with a kink in it.”... John Fordham The Guardian

Xmas Party - “Sound of ‘59” feat. Adrian Knowles Septet at Seven Arts, Leeds.

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020

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Steve Crocker of JazzLeeds writes;

Xmas Party - “Sound of ‘59”
Thursday evening Dec 17th 2020 Two performances 7pm and 8.30pm £14/12 conc
25’s and under £7

Joel Purnell Tenor Saxophone, Jim Corry Alto Saxophone, Mark Chandler Trumpet, Kevin Holbrough Trombone, Jason Scott Piano, Adrian Knowles Double Bass, Caroline Boaden Drums

A welcome back to this group by bassist Adrian Knowles that were such a hit at last year’s Jazz Leeds Festival. Celebrate International Jazz Day with this pivotal year in jazz history. 1959 was special – it saw the release of classic jazz albums by Charlie Mingus, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane and many others. “Sounds of 59”, led by bassist Adrian Knowles and featuring some of the best of jazz musicians from Leeds, recreate the music with both music and visual displays.

Tickets -

Early evening performance (7pm)


Later evening performance (8.45pm)

Recorded broadcast (7pm on Sunday Dec 20th)

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All concerts are at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS73PD

Hull Jazz Festival at Hull Truck Theatre, Hull.

Dates: Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Saturday, April 17, 2021

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following information;

Hull Truck Theatre website:


Full listings can be found on the Hull Jazz Festival website:


Kate Peters Band: The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald – RESCHEDULED
Hull Truck Theatre
Thu, 15 April 2021
Vocalist Kate Peters leads her superb sextet in a tribute to one of the jazz world’s most loved female voices

An Intimate Evening with Snake Davis & Gareth Moulton – RESCHEDULED
Fri, 16 April 2021
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
An evening of gorgeous mellow pop, rock, jazz and soul music from festival favourites Snake Davis and Gareth Moulton.

John Helliwell: Ever Open Door – RESCHEDULED
Sat, 17 April 2021
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB
New arrangements of much-loved ballads from Supertramp saxophonist John Helliwell, performing with the Singh String Quartet and John Ellis.

Hull Truck Theatre
50 Ferensway

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Scarborough Jazz Festival, The Spa, Scarborough, Yorkshire.

Dates: Friday, February 12, 2021 - Sunday, February 14, 2021

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following press release, issued in June 2020;

Scarborough Jazz Festival Postponed Until February 2021


This year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival has been postponed from September until February 2021.


With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve, the decision has been made to move the 3-day festival held at Scarborough Spa to the weekend of 12-14 February 2021.


The festival line-up remains unchanged barring one act, Swiss band VEIN who have touring commitments in Canada but it is hoped they will be part of the September 2021 Festival.


Due to the date change, the festival’s Earlybird weekend ticket offer has been extended until the end of October and customers only need to get in touch if they can’t make the rescheduled festival when a full refund will be given.


Mike Gordon, The Scarborough Jazz Festival Director said:
“Sadly, but as you probably anticipated, the Scarborough Jazz Festival will not take place in September. However, the good news is that we have decided to postpone the event until 12th to 14th February 2021. I have been in touch with all the performers we had booked for September and I’m delighted to say that of the seventeen acts only one cannot manage the February dates. I have had numerous very positive comments about the programme and we are all looking forward to a wonderful weekend-the sun has been known to shine on Scarborough in February!  Hope to see you then”.


The Scarborough Jazz Festival line-up features a host of established jazz musicians alongside many new faces: the ground breaking pianist Fergus McCreadie; violinist John Pearce (with Dave Newton); the eleven piece Elftet led by vibes player Johnny Mansfield and gypsy jazz from Djanco.


The highly respected pianist Nikki Iles has put together a Who’s Who of British jazz with her 19-piece Jazz Orchestra.


Another big outfit, Hans Koller – Bird Migration, will be celebrating the anniversary of Charlie Parker one of the great jazz legends and the smaller combos on the bill represent some of the UK’s most creative musicians: Julian Joseph Trio, Jean Toussaint All Star 6tet, Karen Sharp Quartet, Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft Quartet, Phil Robson’s Organ Trio and Zoe Gilby’s Quartet who will perform her Aurora project.


Offering something very different will be the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project with 12 guitars on stage; words and music spinning a tale from Rafe’s Dilemma; and undoubted surprises from world class singer Ian Shaw, with Iain Ballamy and James Safir.


Weekend, Day & Session Tickets for the rearranged festival are now back on sale and can be purchased via

Scarborough Jazz Festival
New Dates: 12-14 February 2021
Scarborough Spa

Full Line Up;

Friday 12th February
12.30pm: Rafe’s Dilemma
2.15pm: John Pearce & Dave Newton
4pm: Oxley/Meier Guitar Project
7pm: TBC
8.45pm: Julian Joseph Trio
10.30pm: Hans Koller - Bird Migration Big Band-A Celebration of the Centenary of Charlie Parker

Saturday 13th February
12.30pm: Djanco featuring Andy Aitchison
2.15pm: Karen Sharp Quartet
4pm: Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir -What’s New
7pm: Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra
8.45pm: Zoe Gilby – ‘Aurora’
10.30pm:  Jean Toussaint Allstar 6tet

Sunday 14th February
12.30pm: The Fergus McCreadie Trio
2.15pm: Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet
4pm: Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft Quartet
7pm: Phil Robson’s Organ Trio
8.45pm: The Alan Barnes Octet - ‘Jazz Portraits’



Milestones Jazz Festival, curated by Ronnie Scott’s at Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London.

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021

Featuring: Various Artists

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From the Milestones Festival website;


Visit to find out more about the festival and get updates on the line-up as further acts are announced.




Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY


Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield ,East Yorkshire.

Dates: Friday, July 09, 2021 - Sunday, July 11, 2021

Featuring: Various Artists

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From the Burton Agnes website;

Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021
Postponement from 2020 to 2021 due to the impact of coronavirus

The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival will not take place in 2020 (originally planned for 17th to 19th July 2020). All plans are postponed until 2021, when the Festival will run during the weekend of Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021. Everyone who purchased tickets for the 2020 dates has been emailed, or written to if we do not have an email address, to explain the changes. Their tickets are valid for the 2021 dates. If you purchased tickets for the 2020 dates, and have not had an email or letter from us dated 9th April 2020, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01262 490324 during normal office hours for more information.

Early bird tickets are on sale now for the 9th to 11th July 2021
For tickets, click ‘Ticket and Prices’ link.

‘Now this is a proper music festival.’ The Times

‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I’ve ever attended’ The Independent

‘They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer’s smallest gatherings, but it’s also one of the most sophisticated…’ Daily Mail

One of The Daily Telegraph’s best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.

The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, which began in 2007, will next take place over the weekend of Friday 9th to Sunday 11th July 2021. Music will come from the main stage in the grounds, the late night acts in the bar tent, inside the Great Hall, and from our cafe and shops courtyard.

For details of the 2021 line up click on the ‘Line Up’ link.


If you don’t already know, then read on…

The festival is uniquely set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately piles, our very own Burton Agnes Hall! Over twenty five bands provide a weekend of Jazz and Blues from our manicured lawns and inside our ornately carved Great Hall. There is civilised camping with hot showers in the adjacent park field, children’s entertainers, local ale and food, late night acts in the bar tent and open mic performances in our shops and cafe courtyard.
Could this be the most breathtaking place to spend a weekend, soaking up the UK’s hottest jazz and blues acts?

We provide music for all tastes, from those seeking an ambient accompaniment to a glass of wine in the majestic grounds; to the jazz or blues aficionado wanting to get up close to star performers. Delicious baking from our courtyard cafe will be served in the tea tent; with locally roasted coffee brewed on our Gaggia coffee machine. There is a fabulous range of locally sourced food on our food lawn; next door to our vintage ice cream van and its real dairy ice creams. Award winning Wold Top beers will be on tap, brewed just a few miles away.

There is camping for tents, caravans and motor homes in the beautiful surroundings of the adjacent Park Field, with hot showers laid on. The child in all of us is taken care of by balloon artistry and face painting, and highlights of Burton Agnes’ grounds including a woodland adventure playground, a maze, giant games, jungle garden and woodland walk with forest creatures to find.


“Wow what a weekend absolutely perfect” Alison Hillier

“The whole experience was brilliant…the combination of antiquity and youthful influence from Simon and his family, protecting tradition and heritage yet creating a relaxed and happy atmosphere. We will be back again.” Tom and Hildy Young

‘Just wanted to pass on our congratulations for a truly excellent day…we had been to the Jazz Festival before and really enjoyed ourselves soaking up the very special atmosphere. We will be back and will recommend to our friends and family.’ Susan Silver

“Great festival! Thank you all so much. As usual we were made to feel most welcome, we enjoyed the music, the food and the setting. We will be coming next year, for me it’ll be 10/10….Best wishes to one and all.” Annie Bourton Card and Marion Wheeler

“We shall be joining you next year and hope for a line up just as special as this years. Our very kind regards to Simon and his family, and to all the hard-working staff at the lovely Burton Agnes Hall.” Alan and Kim Brown

“Another brilliant weekend at your spectacular home, you kindly share with a few hundred music fans…Tickets bought for next year looking forward already.” John and Jan Pepper

“WOW, another brilliant weekend…can’t fault the line up and of course Simon doing his bit, wonderful to see him mingling and chatting to us punters even though I’m sure he must have a really hectic weekend…Thank you to Simon and family and all of the Burton Agnes team who work so hard for our entertainment.” Val and Dave Bareham

If you would like to receive information about the Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival, please email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Telephone 01262 490324