Sun 29th | 7pm | Swing Night

Swing Dance Bristol and the Bristol Community Big Band have teamed up to celebrate our final night of the Festival. Always wanted to learn to Swing Dance? There will be a taster class from 7.30pm – 8pm as well expert dancers from Swing Dance Bristol on hand throughout the night. The Bristol Community Big Band …

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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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Sun 29th | 4.30pm | Tricia Boutté – Gumbo Europa

New Orleans native and niece of the great Lillian Boutté, Tricia Boutté aka Sista Teedy is a formidable artist now resident in Norway where she travels throughout Europe and beyond spreading joy in a way only members of the Boutté family can do! Boutté is joined here by an all-star group of UK jazz and …

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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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