Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, after the programmed gigs have finished, there is even more fantastic music to enjoy. Now an established festival institution, the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival Jam Sessions are back! A swinging house band led by trumpeter Nick Malcolm will kick off with a short set at 10.30pm, after which experienced musicians and vocalists are most welcome to come and sit in. Whilst the festival has migrated across venues this year, the jams are staying put in the fantastic venue that is Bambalan, a very cool bar and restaurant directly opposite the Colston hall. They serve beautiful food as well as cocktails, wine and craft beers. Expect to hear some wonderful music in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, from top musicians coming to kick back after their gigs.
Hope to see you there!