Sun 29th | 11am | Colston Hall Free Stage

We’re proud to announce that the much loved free stage at Colston Halls Foyer is back and this year we will be showcasing some of the most talented school and university bands from Bristol and the South West. Line Up as Follows 11.00-11.45am – Bristol Cathedral Choir School Big Band 12.15-1.00pm – Treble Bass (Bristol …

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Thurs 26th | 8pm | Ronnie Scotts All-Stars Plus UWE Big Band

The famous Ronnie Scott’s All Stars will be joining forces with Bristol’s very own University of the West of England Big Band in a joint concert at the 1532 Theatre. This will form part of the opening night for the University’s ‘Festival of Sound’ as well as Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. The UWE Big …

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Fri 27th | 8pm | James Bond – In Concert!

‘Spectacular’ would be an understatement for this show which features every James Bond movie theme from 1962’s Dr No all the way through to 2015’s Spectre! Each iconic track has been faithfully transcribed and will be performed by a hand-picked 30-piece orchestra, along with guest vocalists, under the baton of celebrated conductor Charles Hazlewood. With …

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Sun 29th | 5pm | Andy Sheppard Bump 5250

Andy Sheppard is one of the few British Jazz musicians to have the rare honour of working with the most important contemporary American Big Band leaders/composers Gil Evans, George Russel and Carla Bley. It follows that Sheppard has often been inspired to create his own Big Band projects, most recently a commission by the Bergen …

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Sun 29th | 1.30pm | Goodmania ’40 – Celebrating Benny Goodman

Clarinetist/Bandleader Pete Long is the director of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Echoes Of Ellington who performed Long’s celebrated Jazz Planets suite at Bristol Jazz and Blues festival in 2019. This time he presents the music of Benny Goodman’s legendary 1940 sextet. This particular Goodman group is famed also as it represents almost the …

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Thurs 26th | 8pm | Paul Jones Big Band Blues Bash!

At the age of 15, a recording of Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie was Paul Jones’s introduction to the sound of Big Band blues. 60 years later via Manfred Mann, Eric Clapton, The Blues Band and BBC’s The Blues Show Jones revisits that early inspiration with a powerhouse Big Band backing him in a selection …

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