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10 Day Weather forecast: Weather good, Welcome warm, Jazz Hot…!

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Hello everyone a week to go to the Jazz and we’ve been checking the BBC weather forecast. Continuing mostly dry in the week, quite breezy with a few sunny intervals. Around 19 to 20 degrees. Ideal conditions if you are on the roads, trains, buses or boating to South Worcestershire. Mostly sunny Thursday and Friday… Read more

Jazz at Hanley Castle School

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Don’t forget, in addition to the festival on the last weekend in June, there is also the opportunity to hear jazz at Hanley Castle High School in June and July. On Friday 15th June, 8pm – 10.30pm, Rossano Sportiello (Italy), the renowned Italian pianist returns to HCHS for a solo concert. Doors open at 7pm…. Read more

Saturday 23rd June : the Jazz Parade…..prizes…!!

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The traditional Upton Jazz Street Parade takes place on Saturday morning, 23rd June. You are all welcome to join in dressed in your jazzy-best, in colourful and possibly even bizarre costume (for no particular or sensible reason we’d like someone to turn up in their Barney suit). Historic or classic modes of transport would be… Read more

Severn Arts Festival of Music

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The Severn Arts Festival of Music takes place on Sunday 20th May 2018, 4.00pm at the Worcester University Arena. Young people will be performing an exciting range of music, taking part in string and wind ensembles, symphonic orchestras and jazz bands. The performance will showcase the musical talents of the children and young people of… Read more

Gloucester Cathedral Jazz 18th May

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Dom Franks Stray Horns Friday 18th May, 7.30pm – 9.45pm Gloucester Cathedral Lady Chapel The quartet was formed in 2010 to showcase the original compositions of Cheltenham-based saxophonist Dom Franks, a former student of Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint, and winner of the Daily Telegraphy Young Jazz Musician competition. The band’s sound is accessible, lyrical but… Read more

Do you want to play at Upton Jazz Festival ? Our 2018 Fringe is taking off….!

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The very first Upton Jazz Fringe performance space was in 2017…a gazebo, on a sloping patch of grass, outside the Tourist Information Centre. On the Sunday it blew a gale. Despite that it was a resounding success and we are doing it ‘properly’ this year at the Swan Hotel with a stage which is usually put up for… Read more