Our 2018 Line-up Revealed

We’re back with another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts, dancing, jam sessions and workshops from 15 to 18 March 2018. This year we present a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions, an all-star line-up celebrating 50 years of Electric Ladyland and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues stars… From …

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2018 FESTIVAL LINE-UP

After many months of planning, we’re ready to release our 2018 line-up. We’ll be releasing our line-up to those who are part of our membership scheme on Wednesday 15 Nov – Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival members have exclusive access to our 2018 line-up. As well as priority booking, members are able take advantage of a 20% discount …

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Embrace the Chaos…

At Tongue Fu there is only one rule – no rehearsals. Everything that happens on stage, has to happen in the moment, in front of the audience. Risk is the fiery fabric with which we craft each show. I started the project ten years ago, with bassist, Riaan Vosloo, as a way of facing some …

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#CultureFlashSale

As the nights set in we are happy to be joining Bristol and Bath’s cultural venues in this annual event as we all slash ticket prices for a 24 hour flash sale! We are offering 10% off tickets for our Winter Concert Series event – Jimi Hendrix: Slight Return play Axis Bold as Love at Trinity Bristol. Join …

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WATCH OUR 2017 FESTIVAL FILM

Whilst we’re working away planning the 2018 festival, take a look at the fantastic 2017 highlights! We also got a short clip from the lovely guys over at BBC Radio 3/Jazz Now from the Yazz Ahmed performance. Check out the BBC Radio 3 site here   

PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS!

There’s something magical about swing. Its toe tapping, floor filling beats sparked a musical revolution a century ago, introducing jazz to the world through big band leaders like Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Swing has always been a big feature of Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival and now we’re bringing a special interactive workshop …

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WELCOME TO OUR 17/18 SEASON

Dear Friends, Now the dust has settled on our 2017 festival preparations for 2018 are now underway and we’re busy with fundraising and grant applications. Our aim for 2018 is to continue to build what we now believe to be a world-class event showcasing the best of jazz and blues in all its formats.  We …

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WE’RE HIRING!

Job Opportunity for Marketing Manager (freelance). The Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival is looking for a self-motivated, energetic team player as Marketing Manager for the Charity’s annual March Festival, Education and Outreach touring work, and Winter Concert Series. Appreciation and knowledge of Jazz and Blues and related sub-genres is important and experience in the music industry …

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DOWNLOAD OUR PROGRAMME

Our new programme hit the streets this week. In the second edition of Blue Notes we talk to Mud Morganfield about his father Muddy Waters, we look at how the cult film Metropolis accurately predicted the ‘future’ and you’ll also find our newly released line-up of free concerts. Click here to download it as a …

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WELCOMING OUR NEW SPONSORS

This year’s festival is sponsored by Smith & Williamson and Ashfords. Accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson, and national legal and professional services provider Ashfords, will jointly sponsor the festival for the first time. Festival producer Colin Gorrie, said: “The Board of Trustees and Management are proud to welcome two leaders in …

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