Sun 29th | 2pm | Play With The House Band Workshop

An opportunity to play and interact with the BACM jazz tutors, Greg Sterland and Federico Leonori. For an afternoon, be part of the band in a non judgmental and supportive environment where jazz musicians of all abilities are welcome. Throughout the session the tutors will be offering practical tips and suggestions on how to improve …

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Sun 29th | 11.30am | Jazz Piano Workshop

Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival have teamed up with Bristol Academy of Creative Music to provide a range of music workshops. BACM is pleased to present an interactive workshop, giving an insight into the different roles of the jazz pianist within a trio context, open to jazz pianists of all abilities or those who just …

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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 | 2pm | Birth of the Cool (Film Screening)

Director Stanley Nelson explores never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes and rare photos to unpack the life of one of the greatest influences in the history of jazz and beyond. The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms, it made him a star. …

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Sun 29th | 10am | Tricia Boutté Cookery Workshop

On top of being a world renowned vocalist, New Orleans’ own Tricia Boutté is a celebrated chef presenting a fun-and-fact filled masterclass focusing on her unique twists to classic New Orleans and Cajun recipes. Get a glimpse into the secret of delicious Southern States cuisine as Tricia demonstrates how to get the best from New …

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Sun 29th | 9pm | China Moses

A high voltage soul/jazz diva with a career not only on stage but radio and TV, China Moses stunned Bristol audiences with her performance of Lady in Satin in 2019. For her highly anticipated return, China Moses performs with her own band following the release of her new album.    Line Up Vocal: China Moses …

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Sun 29th | 8pm | Adrian Utley plays Grant Green + Albuca

Adrian Utley is a multi-talented guitarist, producer, composer and one of the founding members of iconic Bristol band Portishead. In this special show he’ll revisit his jazz roots in a celebration of Blue Note guitar legend Grant Green. The backing group features four of the UK’s leading jazz musicians in Mark Edwards, Ben Castle, Arnie …

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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 | 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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