A new jazz festival for Cambridge

The New York Standards Quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Stan Sultzmann, Julian Joseph and more confirmed for the new Cambridge Jazz Festival in November 2015.

A new music festival has been launched in Cambridge - the Cambridge Jazz Festival will run from Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th November 2015. This is the first time since 1969 that the city has its own jazz festival. It will feature over 150 international, national and local musicians across the spectrum of jazz as well as jam sessions, masterclasses, films, speakers and workshops for both kids and adults.
The line-up includes:

  • The New York Standards Quartet
  • Julian Joseph Trio
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • London Vocal Project
  • Dennis Rollins and the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra
  • Resolution 88
  • Tom Green Septet
  • Gilad Atzmon with The Orient House Ensemble
  • Partikel with Benet McClean
  • Sara Mitra Quartet
  • Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles
  • Rip Rap Quartet
  • Tara Minton Quintet
  • Valia Calda
  • Dan Forshaw & Frank Griffith
  • Jazz Masterclasses led by Julian Joseph, Dennis Rollins, Tara Minton and Frank Griffith

The festival is supported by major venues in Cambridge including the Junction, Anglia Ruskin University, the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge Modern Jazz, Hidden Rooms, La Raza, Jazz@Johns and Clare Jazz.

“Cambridge has a vibrant cultural scene and a thriving jazz community, as well as excellent venues”, explains festival co-organiser Roslin Russell. “So we were really keen to start up a festival, and after putting on some smaller scale jazz weekends over the last year were ready to launch the festival.”

“There are many high quality jazz musicians who started out in Cambridge and will be coming to perform,” says co-organiser Gavin Spence. “The festival will cover a wide range of genres across jazz - from vocal to instrumental, big bands to small groups, jazz standards to contemporary original composition. It also will reach audiences across the city and in University venues.”

For more information visit cambridgejazzfestival.org.uk

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