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Starts: 31st Mar 2017

PRESTON JAM is a two-day pre-Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Fringe event will take place taking place at the end of March 2017 in partnership with UCLan - the University of Central Lancashire


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Start Date

31st Mar 2017

End Date

1st May 2017


53 Degrees Club - University of Centre Lancashire


Soweto Kinch - Nerija - Atomic Brass


This two-day PRESTON JAM is sponsored by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues and UCLan, the University of Central Lancashire, and will take place as a Ribble Valley Jazz Festival fringe event, mainly at the university's 53 Degrees Club, but with some events taking place at the City's Harris Library, the Flag Market, and in the renowned Continental arts venue.

Headliners on Saturday 1st April will include Soweto King, king of UK jazz/hip-hop, with Nerija in support, the London-based all-women jazz septet. Lancaster based Atomic Brass will be around on Saturday to place to brassy jazz tunes that will make foot tapping easy!

Saturday will also feature a Django Reinhardt inspired presentation & performance at the Harris Library.

An innovation in Ribble Valley Jazz Festival inspired festivals, the 8th Annual Jazz Festival taking place from Thursday 27th April to Monday 1st May, will be a UCLan inspired symposium, entitled 'Music & Freedom', and which will explore the heritage modern day jazz inherits from music drawn from its black roots.

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