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Burton Jazz Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2018
Burton Jazz Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2018

Burton Jazz Festival 15th & 16th Sept 2018

15th September - 16th September


 It’s big band swing time! The Jazz Knights Orchestra will headline on Saturday Night with supported by The Ben Holder Quartet! Led by Cliff Longhurst the fabulous 18 piece Jazz Knights Orchestra will perform a mix of Swing Time Jazz and material paying tribute to the legendary clarinet player Woody Herman.

Performing material from throughout Woody’s long career which started in the 1930’s right up to his final performances in the 1980s, the music from six decades of popular Jazz is just too good to ever be forgotten. Enjoy the excitement and drive of classic live performances that made Woody Herman a legend. 

The Ben Holder Quartet is a stellar line-up of incredible musicians, blending an energetic mix of traditional jazz and swing with Ben's own infectious originals, which hark back to the fun and swing of the 1920s and 1930s. The group is one of the most exciting bands to emerge in recent years. Led by the fiery enthusiasm of 26-year-old Ben Holder, who wows on violin, the quartet is strengthened by the phenomenal Jez Cook on guitar, the suave talent of Paul Jefferies on double bass and the breath taking drumming of Nick Milward. The Ben Holder Quartet masterfully mix old jazz favourites and upbeat swingers with some more recent material and leave audiences up and down the country shouting for more. Expect jazz violin as you've never seen it before!

On the Sunday a series of artists will be presented by Hot House Music. 

12pm-3pm - Worthington Suite “Jazz lunch” 

£19.95 per head to include two course lunch and Jazz from:

Wil Pearson & Josh Short Duo and the Josh Short Quartet:-

  Both groups will perform material from their latest albums. (This event is supported by event sponsor BG FranckBouchon)

5pm - 9pm Marquee Event

       £10 ticket entry and will feature:

5.30pm-6.30pm Hot House Spotlight Concert featuring Caliente - Afro Cuban (Youth) Jazz Orchestra and Fusion (funk) band. Performing classic Latin American and Funk tunes from artists such as Tito Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Dizzy Gillespie and Tower Of Power. 


7.00pm to 9pm Headline concert will feature the internationally renowned and award winning Screaming Kicks Big Band with guest artists: Wil Pearson & Josh Short. This event is supported sponsor Big Bang Music -

The band will be showcasing music from their upcoming coast2coast tour of America in October. It will be a fabulous evening of inspirational youth music - we know that Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would approve!

There will be also background jazz from our small group ensembles before the two main gigs and in the intervals. 

Saturday 6pm – 12am & Sunday 12pm to 3pm or 5.00pm to 9pm 

Tickets Saturday Evening £18. Or two person Early Bird Offer at £30

Sunday Jazz Lunch £19.95 ( including two course lunch)

Sunday Evening Marquee concert £10

Book now online or call 01283 532880

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