Culture Flash Sale!

Culture Vultures get ready – largest ever 24 hr Flash Sale starts today! Quick-off-the-mark culture fans can save money with thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the Bristol and Bath 24-hour culture flash sale from 10am (Thursday 17 January). From music, theatre, art and museum exhibitions to club nights, family events and theatre classes, there …

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60 Seconds with Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years and has dedicated her career to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song. She joins us at the Festival on Saturday …

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60 Seconds with Ant Law

Before his gig at the 2019 Festival we hear more from guitarist Ant Law. Ant also joined us at the 2018 Festival with Trio HLK and Dame Evelyn Glennie… Musically, what inspires you today? All good music inspires me! Guitaristically speaking, the bar seems to get higher and higher. There are so many younger players …

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Calling all artists!

Jazz South – Platform South Showcase at Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival 2019 Jazz South’s first touring programme – Platform South – is launching with a showcase of selected bands at Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival on 24 March 2019! Taking place in the foyer of Colston Hall, it will be a day-long opportunity for …

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2019 Highlights Flyer

See just some of the highlights from our 2019 line-up. Full details HERE.

Watch our 2018 Festival Film

See our 2019 line up HERE.

60 seconds with William Goodchild

From the group that brought you ‘Sounds For Spies and Private Eyes’ comes Cult Fiction Live! Sounds from the Small Screen – a joyous frolic through the jazz and funk-laden world of TV themes and incidental music from the 60’s to the 80’s. Award-winning composer William Goodchild will be conducting the 30-piece orchestra for this …

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The ‘golden era’ of Jazz at Colston Hall…

Bristol’s flagship concert venue Colston Hall has a long, rich, and fascinating history when it comes to the presentation of world-class jazz. In their archives lay a treasure trove of concert flyers, posters, handbills, newspaper previews and reviews that represent a veritable who’s-who of Jazz history. Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, local promoter Charles Lockier …

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Get the Blessing present Bristopolis Trailer

As Get the Blessing and John Minton gear up for Get the Blessing present Bristopolis we are given a sneak peak… Film and soundtrack especially commissioned by the BJABF with film footage kindly provided by Bristol Archives Film Archive: BROFA with additional footage from Martin Weitz of Focus Productions. Get the Blessing present Bristopolis is …

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WIN! The Golden Ticket is back!

Yes, you really could be Charlie in the jazz re-make of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Feast on a whole weekend of funk, blues, big band, swing and contemporary jazz, all free for you. Experience the premiere of Get the Blessings’ soundtrack to commissioned film Bristopolis, cut your best moves on the dance floor with Incognito, James Taylor Quartet, …

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