Marsden Jazz Festival
2017
6th-8th
October
Jazz In The Yorkshire Pennines
Dinosaur // 3pm Sat 7 Oct

Dinosaur // 3pm Sat 7 Oct

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominees

Returning to Marsden with their critically acclaimed album Together, As One and a Mercury Prize nomination under their belt

Tom Harrison Group ft Cleveland Watkiss // 9pm Sat 7 Oct

Tom Harrison Group ft Cleveland Watkiss // 9pm Sat 7 Oct

A joyful celebration of the music of the jazz legend Duke Ellington and his long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn

An all-star cast of British jazz musicians who re-imagine the music to create stunning interpretations of both popular and lesser-known masterpieces, including Solitude, The Intimacy of The Blues and Take the ‘A’ Train.

Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone // 11am Sun 8 Oct

Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone // 11am Sun 8 Oct

A pairing of perfectly matched musicians

Mick and Freestone fuse their unique writing styles and improvisational approaches to explore some new compositions and contemporary standards with a twist.

Meier-Budjana Group // 5pm Sun 8 Oct

Meier-Budjana Group // 5pm Sun 8 Oct

International supergroup playing progressive jazz blending Middle-Eastern and South-East Asian flavours,

Co-led by Swiss-born guitarist Nicolas Meier and Indonesian rock guitar icon Dewa Budjana and supported by bass legend and co-founder of The Yellowjackets, Jimmy Haslip.

The Bones of Rath // 8pm Fri 6 Oct

The Bones of Rath // 8pm Fri 6 Oct

A very special one-off performance by three titans of the trombone

Michael Dease, Mark Nightingale and Dennis Rollins are all endorsees of Michael Rath Trombones, the world’s leading custom trombone builder, based six miles from Marsden in Honley.

“Improvisation is kind of composing on the spot”

“Improvisation is kind of composing on the spot”

Jazz-house collaborators Alexander Bone and Toby Comeau talk artistic control, Kylie and starting young

Can you tell us a bit about Tube Zone 83?

New headline venue unveiled

New headline venue unveiled

We’re adding a brand new headline venue to this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival – the 1920s Parochial Hall next to St Bartholomew’s Church.

We’ll have six gigs in the hall during the festival weekend and tickets for the first three gigs are on sale now.

First headliners announced for 2017

First headliners announced for 2017

We reveal our first three headliners – and you can already book tickets!

We’re thrilled to have a world première from Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Arun Ghosh, international supergroup Meier-Budjana, and Rene Alvarez’s eight-piece salsa band joining us for gigs.

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