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UK Jazz Festivals



Here is a list of 2019 UK Jazz Festivals with links to their websites. Some Festivals have still to give details of their arrangements and programme.

There are also 'Fringe' events taking place at some Festivals but we are unable to include them here. Hopefully there has been liaison between Fringe bands / musicians and main Festival organisers to include Fringe events on the Festival websites.

If you know of other UK Jazz Festivals taking place this year, please contact us with the link to the Festival website.


February 21 - 24 Liverpool International Jazz Festival, Merseyside
March 22 - 24 Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival
March 23 Thornbury Jazz Festival, South Gloucestershire
April 18 - 22 Nantwich Jazz Blues and Music Festival, South Cheshire
May 1 - 6 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Gloucestershire
May 2 - 6 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, Lancashire
May 2 - 6 City Of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival, Northern Ireland
May 9 - 12 Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival, Cumbria
May 23 - 27 Manchester Jazz Festival
May 25 Nottingham Outdoor Jazz Festival, Nottinghamshire
May 30 - June 2 Lichfield Blues and Jazz Festival, Staffordshire
June 13 - 16 Kircudbright Jazz Festival, Scotland
June 19 - 23 Glasgow Jazz Festival, Scotland
June 21 - 23 Ipswich Jazz Festival, Suffolk
June 27 - 30 Upton Jazz Festival, Worcestershire
July 5 -7 Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Sussex
July 12 - 14 Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival, East Yorkshire,
July 12 - 21 Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Scotland
July 13 - 14 Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset
July 18 - 21 Leeds Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
July 19 - 20 Hull Jazz Festival, East Yorkshire
July 26 - 28 Llandudno Jazz Festival, North Wales
August 3 Stompin' On The Quomps, Christchurch, Dorset
August 9 - 11 Brecon Jazz Festival, Powys, Wales
August 9 - 11 Ocean City Jazz N Blues Festival, Plymouth, Devon
August 16 - 18 Pershore Jazz Festival, Worcestershire
August 27 - 30 Bude Jazz Festival, Cornwall
September 11- 15 Lancaster Jazz Festival, Lancashire,
September 20 - 22 Scarborough Jazz Festival, North Yorkshire
September 27 - 29 Herts Jazz Festival, Bishop's Stortford
October 11 - 13 Marsden Jazz Festival, Yorkshire
October 18 - 20 Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Festival, Devon
November 15 - 24 EFG London Jazz Festival


Festival booking scams: A number of Festivals have discovered scams in which fake booking agents have been inviting musicians to play at Festivals under false pretences. Cheltenham Jazz Festival website, for example, carries this notice:

'We’ve recently been made aware of an attempted email phishing scam to jazz musicians in the United States claiming to be from Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The emails claim to be an invitation from Ian George (Director of Festivals) to perform at the Festival, conditional on the artists paying for visa costs. It includes information cut and pasted from the Festival website and offers a generous fee for multiple performances plus flights, accommodation and other benefits. It seems these emails are primarily being sent to databases of musicians in the USA. The emails are sent from various Gmail addresses and include an American phone number. All genuine festival offer emails are sent from email addresses, and our offices are based in the UK..... If you have received an email fitting this description, do not enter into correspondence and please do not make any payments ....' (Click here for the full text).


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