Upton Jazz Festival tickets now on sale..!!
We have made changes following last year's rain and mud, and the Jazz will now be back in town, with camping and parking offered separately on Fish Meadow. Please click here to see where the venues are. What will not change - please click here to check out the band list - is the quality, range and number of bands, and the amount of Jazz you can listen to with our usual very full weekend programme (click here to see which bands are playing on which days), not forgetting Best of Young Jazz 5.
As well as the usual parades on Saturday and Sunday there will be a limited number of stalls for you to browse, situated in the Lower High Street.
We look forward to seeing you at the Jazz, Down by the Riverside, on 28, 29, 30 June. Make sure you gain from our Advance Ticket prices.
2013 is the fifth anniversary of Best of Young Jazz, the Upton Jazz Festival's youth jazz education project. As well as a performance programme at Upton (Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June), aspiring young jazz singers can get involved in a range of workshop and performance opportunities throughout the year. Workshops at beginer, intermediate and advanced level will be on offer, as well as a composition master-class. For more details contact the project organisers Boffy Arts Events People on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality, quality, quality…!! Each year the Jazz awards bring together some of the most influential people in mainstream British jazz to nominate musicians, ensembles and albums most deserving of recognition for bringing us the music that makes life that bit more worthwhile. At Upton in June you can come and listen to….Trumpet: Enrico Tomasso, appearing with Craig Milverton Trombone: Ian Bateman, appearing with Sticky Wicket's Swing Orchestra Clarinet, Alto and Baritone Saxophone: Alan Barnes, appearing with Craig Milverton Piano: Craig Milverton Double Bass : Al Swainger Guitar : Dominic Ashworth Small Group: Tipitina . Alan Barnes new album, with Martin Taylor – Two For The Road (Woodville) is also nominated. Three of these stars won awards in 2012. Add to that - from the 2012 awards- Jamie Brownfield on Trumpet and Liam Byrne on Tenor Sax with the Brownfield Byrne quartet and you have a formidable line up. Don't miss it - Down by the Riverside in June.
Click here for more information on the Friends of the Upton Jazz Festival
For details of the Friends' concerts up until May, please click here.
We have steadily broadened the scope of our Festival to include Jive, Swing, Boogie, Comedy, Dance, Rhythm and Blues and the jazz which we call 'Mainstream to Modern'. Thanks to Syd Pearman you can now see 2012 Upton Jazz 14 top bands (right click here to watch the video). Syd worked professionally in the Audio Visual Industry, as you can tell from the quality of his work. He and Beryl are longstanding and valued supporters of Upton Jazz. Syd's been busy again and you can now check out a blast from the past in the form of 'Songs of Summer Praise' broadcast from the Upton Jazz Festival in 1994 (same You Tube link).
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