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Doek Festival, various locations, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dates: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - Sunday, August 02, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We have received the following press release regarding this event;

Doek Festival 2020 - Doek LIVE!

The Doek Festival 2020 will be LIVE! Thanks to some innovative ideas from our fantastic partners we can bring our music to the public live, in a safe and responsible way. Since seating will be limited, be sure to reserve in advance. We kick off with 4 nights in De Brakke Grond, every night a concert at 22:30 in the fabulous Peepshow Palace, where a two-storey structure around a revolving stage allows the audience to watch from their own private cabins. A Doek festival wouldn’t be a Doek festival without at least one night in the Bimhuis, and we are lucky to have snaffled two of the coveted Saturday night spots on August 1. On Sunday 2 August, musicians will open their gardens and other open air spaces between 12 and 5pm to let you hear what they’ve been up to in the last months. And then it’s on to the Roze Tanker, where we close the festival with a concert from Nico Chientaroli’s octet and some general merry making. Yes folks, it’s a real festival, LIVE!

Peepshow Palace – De Brakke Grond – 22:30
Wollo’s Brass Blast
Eric Boeren: cornet
Wolter Wierbos: trombone
Joseph Bowie: trombone
Louk Boudesteijn: trombone
Salvoandrea Lucifora: trombone / sousaphone
Wollo’s Brass Blast is a brass quintet, especially put together by Wolter Wierbos for the Peep Show Palace. The basic trio of three top trombonists is supplemented by Eric Boeren on cornet and Salvoandrea Lucifora on trombone and sousaphone. “We are going to play a set highlighting the rich and varied brass repertoire and drawing from world music, folk music and jazz. All this interspersed with surprising improvisations from the group members. Come along and enjoy our sounds!” Wolter Wierbos Reserve your ticket here €15


Peepshow Palace – De Brakke Grond – 22:30
Quintet Oliver/Stadhouders/Vitols/Rosaly/‘t Hart
Mary Oliver: violin and viola
Jasper Stadhouders: acoustic guitar and mandolin
Uldis Vitols: double bass
Frank Rosaly: drums
Harpo ‘t Hart: analogue synthesizer
Two years ago, this QUINTET played the Doek Festival – This is Our Music. Plucked and bowed string instruments, drums, percussion and a self built analog modular synthesizer. There’s a strong focus on the contrast between the directness of the acoustic instruments and the process-managing “indirectness” of the electronic modular synthesizer. The instruments could sound as far apart from each other as Mars from planet Earth or can blend seamlessly like a body of water, or any and everything in between; with these musicians and this instrumentation, sonic possibilities are limitless.
Reserve your ticket here €15

Peepshow Palace – De Brakke Grond – 22:30
Ada Rave: tenor sax, bass clarinet
Oscar Jan Hoogland: electric clavichord
Rave: I feel attracted to these imaginary worlds of science fiction and post apocalyptic times, from literature to cartoons, in characters, stories, landscapes. So many great scenes. These impressions could appear as a smell in my brain while improvising with Oscar Jan Hoogland.
A metal woodwind and a self-made electric clavichord could be futuristic objects a couple of centuries ago, forming and shaping the sound, moving the energy, provoking soundscapes through time, flying to imaginary worlds.
Mofaya! Ft. Farida Amadou
John Dikeman: tenor sax
Farida Amadou: electric bass
Aleksandar Škorić: drums
Mofaya! featuring Farida Amadou is a free-form freak fest of frothing fairies, fantastical flights of fractal formations, fetuses fuming frenetically from the fulcrum of magisterial fantasms of fate. Fumigations refract your funky chicken fingers, feelers mitigating frumpy healers from chunky dealers cast afar, away… Free jazz!
Reserve your ticket here €15

Peepshow Palace – De Brakke Grond – 22:30
The Persons
Michael Moore: alto sax, clarinet, melodica, compositions
Jeroen Kimman: guitar
Jasper Stadhouders: guitar
Miguel Petruccelli: bass
Michael Vatcher: drums
The Persons – an experiment with close, interlocking harmony on electric guitars, rock grooves and Indonesian musical influences, began in New York City in 1977. In the intervening years the group has had many incarnations and released three recordings, all with Michael Vatcher and Michael Moore along with other guitarists and bassists. It’s a lot of fun to do, and whenever we have a chance to play the repertoire we will. This incarnation will feature guitarists Jeroen Kimman & Jasper Stadhouders, and bassist Miguel Petruccelli.
Reserve your ticket here €15




Bimhuis – 19:30
Ada Rave: tenor sax/bass clarinet
Marta Warelis: piano
Tristan Renfrow: drums
These skillful players invite you for a fearless journey into melodically rich, texturally dense and greatly energetic planes, where high speed motivic repetitiveness becomes a long, gradually evolving wave that reaches shores of sedate islands, just to bounce back.
Reserve your ticket here €21

Bimhuis – 22:00
Ab Baars: tenor sax/clarinet
Oscar Jan Hoogland: piano
Uldis Vitols: double bass
Onno Govaert: drums
Let the piano speak and find out what it has to say. It is this approach to playing the piano that formed the starting point for the compositions Oscar Jan Hoogland wrote for LOOT. With Ab Baars, Uldis Vitols and Onno Govaert, Hoogland has brought together the perfect musicians to play this new music. These men stand strong in their own counterpoint, let their instruments’ voices speak, are true masters of heterophonic swing and, most importantly, they are incredible improvisers.
Reserve your ticket here €21




various locations 12:00 – 17:00

Musicians Open Ateliers
Musicians will host you in their gardens or ateliers. Drop in between 12 and 5, hear some music, talk about it, have a drink, share some ideas. Entrance by donation, the musicians decide what they will do and when. A list of musicians and addresses coming soon.

De Roze Tanker – 19:00
Nico Chientaroli Octet
Entrance €6 (or more if you want) – to help with the planning please let Roze Tanker know that you are coming. Drop a mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

While we receive structural support from the Dutch Government, for which we are very thankful, our financial capacity doesn’t always match our ambitions. If you enjoy the music and projects that Doek presents and/or support our artistic aims, please consider making a donation!

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The EFG London Jazz Festival Friday 13 - Sunday 22 November 2020 “Living in Two Worlds”, Live / Virtual event.

Dates: Friday, November 13, 2020 - Sunday, November 22, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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We have received the following press release;

EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 coming this November.

The EFG London Jazz Festival
Friday 13 - Sunday 22 November 2020


Living in Two Worlds
This year EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event that is both live and digital - Living in Two Worlds - and will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November.


The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and transcends borders.


We aim to bring together exclusive live concerts, a digital platform that streams live and bespoke content, new commissions, interactive creative engagement projects, rare archive recordings, films, talks, interviews, webinars and a series of broadcasts.
The plan is for this to be a major live and digital event that lives in two worlds at the same time.

We are also thrilled to present our new Festival design, inspired by the multiple sounds and unifying nature of jazz, reaching out to audiences everywhere.

We continue our commitment to the UK jazz scene and its connections to the global arena, showcasing the best of international talent, new work, new collaborations, unique performances, audience interaction, and our collaboration with clubs, communities and other producers.

The programme, details on venues, tickets, and online viewing options will be announced in September.

‘Great international festivals such as the EFG London Jazz Festival show that London is open to creativity and to people from across the world’ (Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London)


‘The best jazz festival on the planet’ (Jez Nelson, BBC Radio 3)


‘A dazzling display across the musical spectrum’ (★★★★★ The Guardian)

‘I played the EFG London Jazz Festival a number of times, and every time it’s been a pleasure, a privilege’ (Herbie Hancock)


AuB in Stage 2 at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes.

Date: Tuesday, October 06, 2020

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From AuB via Facebook;

8.45 pm
AuB in Stage 2 at The Stables
Public · Hosted by The Stables MK and AuB


Tuesday, 6 October 2020 from 20:45-22:00

The Stables MK
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, MK17 8LU Milton Keynes


AuB are the London based quartet masterminded by two young saxophonists, Tom Barford and Alex Hitchcock, musicians who are making huge waves as part of the next generation of virtuosic instrumentalists intent on doing things their way. AuB refers to the meeting of two musical minds: instrumental sounds melded into one group resonance.

The twin tenors tradition has a long history but with AuB it’s the collaborative writing process and blending of individual styles that drives the group sound. Together with bassist Fergus Ireland and drummer James Maddren, AuB amalgamates contemporary jazz sounds and an adventurous and electronic soundscape with a risk-taking spirit and a degree of unpredictability, nuance and intense improvisation.

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’



‘Between The Lines’ concert series at CLF Art Café, Peckham, London.

Dates: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - Thursday, October 29, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

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We have received the following press release;


OCTOBER | LONDON CLF Art Café, Bussey Building, Peckham

Tickets from




Originally set to take place in May, we’re extremely fortunate to have been able to rearrange the entire series to take place in October and can’t wait to share these unique sets of showcases with you. 

Serious is very proud to present a new edition of Between The Lines – our concert series of music that transcends genre – joining forces with some of our favourite artists, labels and collectives to co-curate a series of performances of boundary-pushing music throughout October in the CLF Art Café in Peckham’s Bussey Building.  

Each night features a collection of musicians at the forefront of musical experimentation, ranging from neo-classical cello to Japanese Gagaku, an acapella vocal group to modular synth improvisation, and queer IDM to experimental RnB. 

First, on Wednesday 7 October our friends at Erased Tapes have curated a beautiful triple bill, continuing their Erased Tapes 2020 series, featuring German cellist and Nils Frahm collaborator Anne Müller’s first live appearance in London since the release of her debut album Heliopause, a solo set from Immix Ensemble founder and saxophonist Daniel Thorne, and the enchanting London-based Japanese voice artist Hatis Noit, plus some surprises on the night.
Anne Müller:
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Then on Thursday 22 October we are joined by legendary electronic musician and producer Leafcutter John, who has put together a night of new collaborations and projects spanning the wide range of his extensive musical output. He’ll be performing with saxophonist and composer Helen Papaioannou in a first-time collaboration, and to support he’s invited his friend Ruth Goller (of Melt Yourself Down and Vula Viel fame, amongst others) who will perform with her new trio Skylla, featuring vocalists Lauren Kinsella and Alice Grant. Presented in association with Border Community.
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Finally on Thursday 29 October we team up with The Spectacular Empire – an artist collective led by experimental grime/dancehall artist GAIKA – who have put together a triple bill of spectacular proportions of artists at the cutting of edge of London’s RnB and Hip-Hop scene. Featuring Hyperdub’s IDM producer Loraine James (whose debut album For You And I was named The Quietus’ Album of 2019), experimental /genre-bending RnB artist GLOR1A, and rising Afro-Irish rapper DEMIGOSH.
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Serious are one of the UK’s leading producers and curators of live jazz, international and new music. Serious produces events that range from major concerts, festivals and national and international tours through to learning and participation programmes, conferences and specially commissioned bespoke events. Alongside its core role as a live music events producer, and programme consultant, Serious are committed to ensuring that music is accessible to all, and that artists have opportunities needed to reach their full potential. Our charity Serious Trust is crucial in enabling this ambition through supporting our talent development, learning & participation and commissioning programmes.

Kandace Springs at Alexandra Palace Theatre, London.

Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;

The Women Who Raised Me

Saturday 31 October 2020, 7.30pm
LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre

Bookings at

Kandace Springs’ London show has been successfully rescheduled to the autumn for all the enjoy. Her new Blue Note album, The Women Who Raised Me, is out now

Kandace Springs will bring her soul-drenched vocals to the classic Alexandra Palace Theatre to perform from her upcoming Blue Note album, her most personal work yet. Entitled The Women Who Raised Me, it is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to become bone of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time, a journey that has taken in a tour with Gregory Porter and a string of sold out concerts in the EFG London Jazz Festival. As Prince once said, ‘Kandace Springs has a voice that could melt snow’. 

The album will feature her interpretations of songs that she first heard growing up in Tennessee, ranging from Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, through 60’s legends Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, to modern greats like Sade and Lauryn Hill.

‘With her mature musical personality, impeccable taste, and talent, Springs makes each piece her own’ (★★★★ The Times)

For information on all Serious shows please go to

Serious produces a year-round programme of major concerts, festivals and national and international tours, learning and participation and talent development programmes, as well as specially commissioned bespoke events. Parallel to this it has established a registered charity, Serious Trust, to fundraise and support the next generation of artists and audiences through its artist development, learning and participation and commissioning programmes.


Shrewsbury Django Fest at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury.

Dates: Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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From Chris Quinn via Facebook;

We’re very pleased and excited to announce confirmed artist for the 1st Shrewsbury Django Fest include;


October 16th - 18th 2020. @ The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury
Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY

Plus more incredible artists TBA! Like our page to get ticket link info! Tickets go on sale Sunday 8th March 14:00 GMT!

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! - Friday’s evening concert includes, The Manouchetones followed by the Fapy Lafertin / Paulus Schäfer Quintette with Christiaan Vanhemert on Violin. Saturday features UK gypsy jazz legends Gary Potter and John Wheatcroft Qt backing the incredible Sara Oschlag, if that’s not enough straight after we have Martin Taylor and Ulf Wakenius!! Sunday night we have the amazing Remi Harris duo, the all star jam, more bands, jams in the hotel and around the town. Gigs in the bar! Workshops, Masterclasses, guitar demos… it’s going to be a phenomenal weekend! Get your tickets before we sell out!

Equinox at Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny.

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020

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From the Black Mountain Jazz website;


Sunday 23rd August 2020: 8pm
Bar opens at 7.30pm

Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD

£12 Standard
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door

Equinox features some of the finest musicians from the South West recreating and arranging tunes from the Hard Bop era.

They usually perform as a quartet but for this Black Mountain Jazz performance they line up as a trio.

Steve Mathers on saxaphone brings a unique and diverse approach to music. He has toured across Europe and the UK with various bands, solo artists and as a soloist.  He has played along side members of the Ronnie Scotts All Stars.

John-Paul Gard is no stranger to BM Jazz.  He is one of the most experienced electric organ musicians in the country and regularly performs with his own project, as well as with The Jon Dalton Organ Trio and The George Benson Tribute Band. 

Dave Smith is one of the most in demand drummers on the British alternative/improv music scene. Drawing on a wide range of influences, from West African percussion to jazz drumming, his explosive style and musical sensitivity give him the versatility to play in many musical environments.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen at Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London.

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020


Barbican Centre

Silk Street,

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We have received the following press release regarding this event;

A Winged Victory for the Sullen

Thu 19 Nov 2020, Barbican Hall, 8pm

Tickets £22.50 – 27.50 plus booking fee

Purveyors of contemporary ambient and electronic inspired music, A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s music programme this autumn in a concert covering a cross-section of their material old and new. The duo – a collaboration between Adam Wiltzie (Stars of the Lid) and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran – has nurtured a cult status over the past decade as one of the most experimental voices in contemporary-classical music today.

Both artists are also important innovators in their own right and they have separately had a hand in iconic film scores and game-changing ambient-classical groups. Their material together has produced a series of records for Erased Tapes and Kranky, and their latest 2019 album The Undivided Five marked their Ninja Tune debut. It is only their second piece of original music outside of film, TV and stage commissions, and sees them pay greater heed to the small details in their sound than previously, channelling influences from Debussy to Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Undivided Five is their fifth release, and they have embraced the serendipitous role of the number five, inspired by artist Hilma af Klint and the recurrence of the perfect fifth chord.

A Winged Victory for the Sullen return to the Barbican’s contemporary music programme following two sold-out shows at Milton Court Concert Hall in October 2014 and their headline appearance in the Barbican Hall in December 2015, which also featured Hauschka as a special guest.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Bird on the Wire

On sale to Barbican members on Thu 5 Mar 2020
On general sale on Friday 6 Mar 2020

Wall2Wall, Digital Jazz Festival,  Abergavenny.

Dates: Monday, October 12, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

Featuring: Various Artists
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Mike Skilton of Black Mountain Jazz writes;

We have moved the wall2wall Jazz Festival to later in the year so as to avoid a clash with the August bank holiday. The 2020 festival will be Monday 12th to Sunday 18th October.


The Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, organised by Black Mountain Jazz, which will take place during October will be going digital in 2020 due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Statement attached.

Organiser Mike Skilton has issued the following press release;




wall2wall Jazz Festival 2020

Hopefully, this finds you all well - we have news about October’s w2w festival.


First The Bad News


It is highly likely that a ‘live’ festival, similar in format to previous years, will not be possible in 2020. The continuing ban on large gatherings indoors and the social distancing rules are obstacles that might be with us for some time.


Outdoor events may be allowed, subject to any social distancing rules in place, but these are not suitable for an October festival.


To further complicate matters, any events proposed for the October wall2wall Jazz Festival need to be planned now - there is not the flexibility of making decisions nearer the date.


Now The Good News


Having given the matter some considerable thought, we are proposing we go forward this year with a ‘virtual’ festival - scheduled for October.


Virtual events can take several formats but, generally speaking, they are either ‘live streamed’ or ‘pre-recorded’. Having had experience of the former with our festival three years ago, we recognise the cost and difficulties associated with ‘live streaming’ and pre-filming appears to be a much better option.


We have taken advice on technical issues involved in the different approaches and we see the best option as being pre-recorded events over the summer months and the ‘canned’ material programmed and broadcast as an October festival.


This ‘base’ formula will allow for an element of live streaming by having a presenter who can introduce the pre-recorded events. With that ‘live’ base established, other live streamed virtual elements become possible.


We already had some artists booked for the festival and we have discussed our ideas with them, including the need to ‘think outside of the box’ and get new approaches that will make the virtual programme exciting and of wide interest.  They have expressed enthusiasm in being involved, both in the festival and ideas for developing it.


We have looked at some possible inclusions for the programme but there is much more to do.  We have also done some early costings and, subject to fine tuning, the virtual project appears financially viable.


As we progress with planning, we will update you on developments and hopefully there will be the support we need to make this a huge success.


Mike and the BMJ team


Black Mountain Jazz
promoters of the
wall2wall Jazz Festival


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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


Ant Law Quintet ‘Life I Know’ at The Hive Music & Media Centre, Shrewsbury.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020

Featuring: Ant Law Quintet
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The Hive, Shrewsbury

5 Belmont,

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Ant Law
Life I Know
£18 / £9 Under 22

Ant Law is the innovative guitarist/composer/and leader of this quintet with some of the finest musicians in British jazz today. “Life I know” is the title of the band’s third album. Abounding in warmth and energy, the quintet is an exciting band to hear live.

Ant Law               Guitar

Michael Chillingworth       Reeds

Ivo Neame             Piano

Tom Farmer             Bass

James Maddren         Drums

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

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