Our Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors for all of their support! 

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Ashfords LLP is a national provider of legal, regulatory and professional services. We are as ambitious as our clients and thrive on being part of their success. With offices located across the country, our priorities go beyond business and we are committed to the communities in which we operate.
Chris Dyson, Partner and Head of Ashfords’ Bristol office, commented on the firm’s support of the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival: “The Bristol Jazz Festival was a huge success, highlighting the city’s culture and drawing interest from far and wide. We are proud to have supported one of the most significant events in the region’s calendar”

Uniquely placed in the industry, Smith & Williamson combines financial planning, investment management, tax and accounting services: “We are delighted to support the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival” .
As everyone’s financial needs are different, we work closely with our clients to provide a bespoke service – with direct access to a team of professionals from each service area, who can give specialist advice on a wide range of financial issues.  Please remember the value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not receive back the original amount invested.



Naim Audio are sponsoring our Foyer Stage this year. Naim Audio specialise in hi-fi systems that go beyond sound, bringing you a deeper more immersive sonic experience. Every Naim product is conceived, designed and engineered entirely in service of the sound, revealing a pure experience of music that is as close as possible to its original live source. Let the voice of Naim take you inside the music… Naim. Go Deeper. To find out more about them click here.

Our Local Business Supporters

Situated in the heart of Bristol, Rock’n’Bowl features a 24-hour front desk, common areas with free Wi-Fi, flat TVs, a tennis table and a big courtyard.  A nice and healthy breakfast which includes locally roasted fresh coffee, tea, milk, jam, orange juice, toast and cereals, is included with each reservation.  Looking for a place to stay?  Use discount code rbjazz18 to get 10% off.

Check out our late night jam sessions at Bambalan Thursday to Sunday and receive 20% off your food bill when presenting a valid Jazz and Blues Festival ticket.


The Clifton Hotel are providing a great raffle prize for every day at the festival.  A Sunday Roast Dinner with Prosecco! Yum Yum! Make sure you get your raffle ticket from the Merchandise Stand.  Looking for a place to stay?  Use discount code JAZZFEST18 to get 10% off room bookings at one of their four hotels.

City and Moon backline hire. Established in 2014, based on more than 15 years experience in the music and entertainment industries City and Moon specialise in the hire and operation of high-end backline and audio equipment. Handling full festival requirements and artist-specific tour specs is where we excel.

Dr. David Pendleton

Dr. David Pendleton is a Professor in Leadership, Henley Business School. Associate Fellow, Said Business School and Green Templeton College, Oxford.