So what does the 2014 line-up have to offer?

In March 2013 the very first Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, exploded onto the city’s music scene with over 6000 attendees. The follow up promises to be every bit as spectacular with a jam packed programme taking over Colston Hall for three days from March 7 to 9, 2014. So what does the 2014 …

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The Gershwin Spectacular ft. Jacqui Dankworth

Following on from our presentation of Duke Ellington’s Sacred works in 2013, this commission by BIJ&BF will feature the best of Gershwin’s songs in new arrangements by Ned Bennett and the Big Buzzard Big Band. This 17-piece orchestra will be enhanced by 3 choirs: The City of Bristol Choir, The North Bristol Wellbeing Choir and …

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The Big Band Swing Dance

Hall 1 will be transformed into a 1940s style ballroom for this very special event. Featuring 17 of the South West’s best musicians, the aim is simple; to recreate the golden era of Swing. This was the era when jazz music was pop music; when artists such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and …

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