This year, we’re going big! Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival has now expanded to also include a ‘fringe’ programme in venues across the city to embellish the main festival line-up. We’re proud to include dedicated promoters who put on jazz and blues events throughout the year, and they’ve put together a fantastically varied roster of artists for your enjoyment. For our debut Fringe Festival, we’ve got no fewer than nine separate events in six of Bristol’s best loved jazz venues.
Friday 27 February
ANDY HAGUE QUINTET
BEBOP CLUB | 20:30
This stellar South West jazz supergroup is lead by Andy Hague, well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club.
Sunday 1 March
CANTEEN | 16:00
Bristol based singer-songwriter Phil King’s Damien Rice style heartfelt balladry and powerful vocals have captivated audiences across the globe.
GILAD ATZMON & THE ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE
HEN & CHICKEN | 19:30 | www.jazzata.com
Described as ” a local jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height…” ( The Guardian), audiences can expect a whirlwind of ideas, impassioned soprano sax and clarinet soaring over dynamic and complex rhythms.
Monday 2 March
JAZZ JAM SESSION
CANTEEN | 21:00
An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join Canteen’s house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes. A fabulous opportunity to expand your musical horizons and play with other musicians.
Tuesday 3 March
BRISTOL STUDENT BAND COMPETITION WINNERS + JAM SESSION
BIG CHILL | 20:00 www.facebook.com/JFSBristol
The University of Bristol JazzFunkSoul Society will be holding their regular Tuesday jam session at the Big Chill, and warmly invite anyone in town for the festival to come and join them!
Wednesday 4 March
THE MALL PUB, CLIFTON | 20:30
The Duval Project grew out of the Bristol music scene, inspired by everything from jazz and soul to hip-hop and drum and bass. Bursting at the seams with passion and inspiration, they live and breathe music, taking a diverse range of influences and twisting them into something completely new.
NICHOLAS DOVER’S FAULT LINES
CANTEEN | 20:30
This quartet plays fresh arrangements of songbook standards and great jazz compositions from the last 85 years with an injection of new life, imagination and creativity.
Thursday 5 March
EMILY SAUNDERS OUTSIDERS INSIDERS (ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR) | FUTURE INN | 20:30
Emily presents dazzling originals and Brazilian Jazz that combine spirited grooves, driving basslines, sultry jazz ballads, reflections of 60’s soul jazz and playful textures that together reflect her love of rhythm.
￼￼Saturday 28 February
CANTEEN | 21:30
Inspired by Fela Kuti, Bob Marley and other great musicians, United Vibrations have sought ways to make the music they make a part of a greater force for good.