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Scarborough Jazz Festival 2019
20-22 September 2019

The 17th Scarborough Jazz Festival will take place between 20-22 September 2019 at Scarborough Spa and has the usual exciting mix of well-established performers (but still moving forwards) and younger up-and-coming groups.  

Each of the three evenings finish with powerful ensembles: Jeremy Sassoon’s ‘Ray Charles’ Project; Jim Mullen’s nine-piece ‘Volunteers’ with arrangements by flautist Gareth Lockrane; and Alan Barnes + 11 (celebrating Alan’s 60th) with arrangements by trombonist Mark Nightingale.

There are some amazing young players:

Jasmine , a band selected by Jazz North, use new technology to combine jazz and hip hop.  

Reeds player Sam Rapley’s ‘Fabled’ interprets a collection of short stories tackling subjects such as life, love and death through richly atmospheric and expressive music.  

Claire Martin said of six-piece Bonsai: ‘Their ability to connect with the audience was exceptional … This band are bound for great things. A joy!’  

Veteran Clark Tracey, voted Best Drummer in the British Jazz Awards 2017 and 2018, leads an exciting and spirited quintet of gifted young musicians. Similarly, renowned pianist John Law has put together a stunning new group of young performers.

Add to the mix the Freddie Gavita Quartet, Tony Kofi and the Organisation, Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’, Andrea Vicari’s New Jazz Extempore, Partisans, Wild Card led by guitarist Clement Regert, solo performances from pianist Dave Newton and vocalist and pianist Liane Carroll , and the 18-piece band led by the superb vocalist Kate Peters – and you have a high quality jazz weekend with never a dull moment.

All this and a host of FREE fringe events takes place over the weekend of 20 – 22 September 2019 in the Victorian Spa Grand Hall looking out over the sea and sand towards Scarborough castle on the cliff top.

The Line Up Is:

Friday 20 September

Wild Card
John Law’s Re-Creations
Freddie Gavita
Liane Carroll
Alan Barnes + 11

Saturday 21 September
Sam Rapley’s ‘Fabled’
Kate Peters Big Band
Tony Kofi & The Organisation
Clark Tracey Quintet
Dave Newton
Jeremy Sassoon’s ‘Ray Charles Project’

Sunday 22 September
Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents
New Jazz Extempore
Jiim Mullen’s ‘Volunteers’

Weekend Tickets: £100

Student Weekend Ticket:

Day Tickets: £50, £21 (Student)

Session Tickets:
Friday Afternoon: £16
Friday Evening: £38
Saturday Afternoon: £30
Saturday Evening: £38
Sunday Afternoon: £30
Sunday Evening: £33

 Book Online Below or call The Scarborough Spa Box office on (01723) 821888




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