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Festival 34 Highlights now on you tube

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Hello everyone, nearly an hour, 15 bands, 17 performances now on you tube courtesy of Syd and Beryl Pearman. Our festival introduced by Jason from Security, who was undoubtedly one of the stars of the weekend. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/K6FuEWa6VD0

Festival 2019 : it’s all over now…!

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Yes Festival 34 is done and dusted. A hot weekend with hot, hot Jazz, shared with so many lovely people. New Orleans-upon-Severn…?? Many thanks to you all. Upton Jazz

Our Music Director looks forward to this years Festival…

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Rachel is looking forward to…. Every year we ask Rachel, our Music Director to tell us who she’s looking forward to seeing and hearing at the festival. Putting her on the spot is so unfair… but here goes… ‘I’m looking forward to Dan Cassidy Quartet – top quality swing, with fabulous violin playing; Budapest Ragtime Band… Read more

Gloucester Jazz Improvisation workshop Sun 9th June

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GM Jazz Improvisation workshop : Sunday 9th June 2019 Colwell Arts Centre, Derby Road, Gloucester, GL1 4AD. GM’s next improvisation workshop is fast approaching! You will work alongside our professional tutors Peter Martin and Tessa Frye. It’s for any beginners who can read notated music (c. grade 3), can play major scales (simple key signatures) and… Read more

Longside Radio Sundays 9pm : Countdown to Upton begins….

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Alun Jones has been enthusing about jazz, and about Upton, for 7 years. He says….with five weeks to go now to the ‘Upton Jazz Festival’ here in Worcestershire in the UK, this week I’ll be starting a new theme ‘The Countdown to Upton’ to run through to the conclusion of the festival. I’ll be playing… Read more

Events local to Upton in May – Nest of Voices; Christian Cox, Martineau Big Band

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May 5th 7.30pm : a charity return visit to St Peters Church, Powick of “The Martineau Big Band.” Directed by John Ruddick MBE;  tickets £10 including light refreshments from wjazzjam@gmail.com. We’re delighted that Oliver Carpenter of Blues Festival fame will bring the quirky and entertaining Mumbo Jumbo to Upton in June. Before then, Oliver is… Read more