Swanage Jazz Festival 2020 - Tickets on Sale Now

January 07, 2020 - 695 views

Friday 10th July - Sunday 12th July


We are delighted to announce the Swanage Jazz Festival 2020 programme.  Tickets are now on-sale online via our website www.swanagejazzfestival.com
Once again Swanage will be a three day Festival starting on Friday 10th July.
The Headliners  for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be:
Friday 10 July:        
The Southampton Jazz Orchestra performing Miles Davis’s ‘Sketches of Spain’ with a guest trumpet soloist to be announced
Saturday 11 July:   
Yazz Ahmed: ‘Polyhymnia’
Performed by her 7 piece Hafla Band which includes Yazz Ahmed (trumpet) George Crowley (saxes) and Ralph Wylde (vibraphone)
Sunday 12 July:      
The Simon Spillett Big Band
plays The Music of Tubby Hayes*
The 18 piece band includes, Art Themen, Alan Barnes, Henry Lowther,  Mark Nightingale, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey
Other acts confirmed include: The Alan Barnes Band, The Keith Nichols Septet performing Jazz Classics Revisited, The Clark Tracey Quintet, The Art Themen/Xhosa Cole Sextet, The Alison Rayner Quintet, Sound of BlueNote - Tribute to Horace Silver, The Craig Milverton Trio and Greg Abate, Nat Steele’s Modern Jazz Quartet Remembered, Adam Glasser’s South Africa and Beyond, The Arun Ghosh Band, Kate Westbrook’s GRANITE,  Chris Batchelor’s Pigfoot, Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, Ma Bessie her Blues Troupe, The TJ Johnson Band, Rachel Hayward’s Hotsy Totsy, Mike Denham’s Sunset Café Stompers, The Harlem Meer Cats and more. 

The full confirmed programme is on our website: www.swanagejazzfestival.com
Tickets can be booked from the website. £98 for a weekend Stroller, £65 for a Day Stroller.  We have also added a Student Weekend Stroller at £70 (conditions apply) and a Family Weekend Stroller at £225 (two adults and two children). If your family is bigger or smaller, we can tailor the price – please email us. Online sales will be subject to modest booking fees. If you prefer to buy by post, postal tickets will be available shortly and we will let you know when they are by email.
Weekend and Day strollers will allow access to all concerts in all venues except The Friday Jazz Train and Dance which (as per custom is an extra fee, this year £17) and *The Simon Spillett Tubby Hayes Big Band where there is a £10 supplement available only to Weekend and Day Stroller ticket holders.
The complex bit
We are hoping to add more bands to the bill. Our Arts Council (ACE) bid was turned down and we have just re-bid to them for funding.  This is currently not an uncommon occurrence. We will not know the outcome of our re-bid until early March. The Festival will take place with the current advertised programme, but we cannot give details of band set timings etc until we have heard the outcome of our revised Arts Council bid. 
We have a maximum of 750 tickets available for this year’s Festival but for technical reasons connected with our ACE bid, we can only put some of those tickets on sale now. The full ticket allocation will be on sale in early March.  But don’t wait till then, please book now!  
We hope you like the advertised programme. We have a great line up with a wide range of top quality bands.
We look forward to seeing you at Swanage Jazz Festival 2020.
Paul Kelly and The Festival Team



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