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Swansea International Jazz Festival 2016

Start Date: 17th Jun 2016

Swansea International Jazz Festival returns for the 3rd year this summer with around 50 events taking place at 12 venues located in the Swansea Maritime Quarter. Ticketed and Free shows + workshops

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Festival Name

Swansea International Jazz Festival 2016

Start Date

17th Jun 2016

End Date

19th Jun 2016

Location

Dylan Thomas Theatre + 12 Venues in the Swansea Maritime Quarter

Line Up

360 (10 piece Jazz/Funk with 3 Founding members of Average White Band), Pee Wee Ellis, Darius Brubeck, NYJO, Keith Ball & his Jazzmen

Details

Swansea International Jazz Festival returns for the 3rd year this summer over the weekend 17 - 19 June with around 50 events taking place at 12 venues located in the Swansea Maritime Quarter. The Dylan Thomas Theatre will host the ticketed concerts with a diverse programme of Jazz featuring Artists from USA, Europe and Australia. Plus, Jazz workshops, South Wales Schools Big Band workshop and concert and free events all over the Maritime Quarter.

For the 3rd consecutive year the Festival main sponsor is Swansea Headquartered Prescott Jones Insurance Solutions. Managing Director Ed Prescott said “We are delighted to offer our support once again to this important event in the cultural calendar of the region. I have every confidence that 2016 event will build further on the great success of previous years”

Festival creative director Dave Cottle says “We have put together a strong and diverse programme for 2016 and a major coup in booking “360” - a very special 10 piece band featuring Average White Band founder members Hamish Stuart, Malcolm ‘Molly’ Duncan and Steve Ferrone. They will be delivering their fantastic all new album and a selection of their old AWB classics. Amongst other bands performing are Alan Barnes Octet, Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, NYJO, Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents, Keith Ball and his Jazzmen and Darius Brubeck Quartet.”

Swansea's weekly jazz club, Swansea Jazzland, presents the festival in partnership with Arts Council of Wales, City and County of Swansea and University of Wales Trinity St David and media partners, South Wales Evening Post. Festival Patron Sir Karl Jenkins, the worlds most-performed living composer, commented “2015 saw the second Swansea Jazz Festival, of which I am proud to be Patron. The event was a huge success. Swansea has no opera house, and no symphony orchestra, with little prospect of either being established in the near future, if ever. We can make Swansea ‘special’ and be proud of the ‘unique’ Swansea Jazz Festival.

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