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Starts: 27th Apr 2017

8th Annual Jazz Festival baed in Clitheroe, Lancashire featuring the jazz you like - top headliners - paid & free gigs in variety of indoor & outdoor venues


Start Date

27th Apr 2017

End Date

1st May 2017


Various venues


Jazz Jamaica - Yolanda Brown - Norma Winstone & The Printmakers - Get the Blessing - Jam Experiment - Alexandra Ridout - Jay Phelps - Soft Machine


Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues celebrates its 8th Annual Jazz Festival in Clitheroe and the villages of Ribble Valley during 5 days over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend - Thursday 27 April to Monday 1st May 2017. The 2017 festival will present over 80 separate events which will include a wide range of jazz and jazz related styles (roots in black), and featuring top UK and international musicians and bands as well as bands chosen from the Jazz North Northernline programme, and numerous professional and semi-professional bands drawn mainly from the North West regions. Headliners are playing at first class venues including The Grand, and Holmes Mill. Over 15 other indoor & outdoor venues, including clubs, wine bars, restaurants, and hotels, will be presenting a wide range of gigs, man of which have free access, including several blues band performances. The festival mission ensures a big presence of young people playing jazz, and in 2017 young jazz musicians are represented by the two most recent BBC Young Jazz Musicians of 2015 & 2016 - Alexander Bone, and Alexandra Ridout - who are playing in Jam Experiment and the Alexandra Ridout Quintet respectively, alongside the highly talented Lancashire Youth Jazz Orchestra. There are several workshops and masterclasses taking place throughout the weekend for those wishing to widen their knowledge, experience and skill levels to a higher level. A festival brochure will be available online, or for downloading from end February, and print copies can be requested for delivery by post from - or by sending a message to 07870 908159. The festival is promoting wider & culturally diverse participation in live jazz music, for musicians and audiences, alongside a representation of other other minority arts forms, including classical music, poetry, and dance thus providing live music for all tastes, and a chance o try out some forms of music that may be new-to-you!

Disabled Facilities

Good access to all venues


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