Simon Fell's New Stream commission
The world premiere of Simon Fell’s suite for jazz sextet The Ragging of Time is on 11 October. Marsden Jazz Festival commissioned this New Stream work with the support of Arts Council England. The concert is being recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz on 3.
In the following blog, composer Simon Fell talks about the commission and the creative process behind it.
Festival on Kirklees Local TV
Marsdener Kyle Warwick has put together a great documentary about Marsden Jazz Festival for Kirklees Local TV.
It costs £70,000 to put on the festival. We think that’s pretty good, given that there are over 50 free events. But it’s still a lot of money to raise every year. We’re really grateful to everyone who helps us raise the money and to put on the festival. There are many ways to help Marsden Jazz Festival. Here’s one of the simplest: