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 […]
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 […]
The individual musical tastes of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival team are best described using Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s immortal words – “You like potato and I like […]
By Owen Franklin Premiered in Berlin in 1927, Metropolis was the most expensive film produced in Germany up until that point. With 36,000 extras, 200,000 costumes and costing 5m Reichsmarks […]
Her music transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop…we’re delighted to welcome Macy Gray to this year’s festival. Her new album Stripped – featuring Wallace Roney […]
Mud Morganfield is not your average blues man. First-born son of McKinley Morganfield – better known as the King of Chicago Blues, Muddy Waters – Morganfield came into this world […]
You can now download our programme HERE including full listings, schedules and interviews with Macy Gray, Bobby Shew and Charles Hazelwood.
You can hear iconic soundtracks and scores from these and other films and TV shows at Sounds for Spies & Private Eyes – a movie and TV theme spectacular celebrating the […]
Trumpeter and flugelhorn player Bobby Shew first saw Dizzy Gillespie play in New York City in 1959. Then a shy teenager, Shew could never have dreamed that the man on […]
Our 2017 line-up has landed! We’re delighted to announce a stellar programme of events including Macy Gray, Quantic Live ft. Alice Russell, the world premiere of Andy Sheppard’s Metropolis live score, a […]
After many months of planning, we’re ready to release our 2017 line-up. We’ll be releasing our line-up to those who are part of our membership scheme on Thursday, November 17th. […]
We’re busy planning and plotting next year’s festival at the moment (more on that in November!) but here’s a flavour of last year’s Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival to get […]
Heading to The Big Swing? Looking for an authentic look so you can dance the night away in true vintage style? Look no further! For one day only Heartfelt Vintage […]
We have an incredible line-up of world-class women headlining this year’s festival including Melody Gardot, Lisa Simone, Clare Teal and Claire Martin. Grammy nominee Melody Gardot’s extraordinary voice and rare […]
We are unbelievably honoured to have three giants of the funk genre gracing our main stage this year. The names Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley stand tall as […]
Maceo Parker is a man who needs little introduction. As the lynchpin of James Brown’s legendary JB’s, he produced some of the most enduring entries in the vast canon of […]
We know how much you’re all looking forward to this year’s festival so you can now download our full programme HERE. The programme contains absolutely everything you need to know about […]
The name Maceo Parker needs little introduction. As the lynchpin of James Brown’s legendary JB’s, he produced some of the most enduring entries in the vast canon of American soul […]
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