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Ribble Valley Jazz Festival

Starts: 1st May 2015

7th Annual Ribble Valley Jazz Festival takes place from Fri 1st to Monday 4th May - May Day Bank Holiday Weekend 2015 - an excellent way of spending a jazzy weekend - includes Blues Stage, Top UK headliners, Streeet Festival, rural village gigs - all in the centre of the United Kingdom!


Start Date

1st May 2015

End Date

4th May 2015


The Grand & The Atrium Cafe Bar, Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire


Claire Martin & Ray Gelato, Courtney Pine & Zoe Rahman, Arun Ghosh, Hackney Colliery Band, Ben Crosland Quintet, Northern Jazz Orchestra,Bill Laurance


Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is in its 7th year, established over 5 days of May Day Bank Holiday weekend from Thursday 28th April to Monday 2nd May. Our programme brings choice, something for everyone - a treat for experienced jazzers and all live music lovers. You can experience award winning UK jazz artists with international acclaim such as Claire Martin with Ray Gelato, and Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman. Arun Ghosh brings class as our first 'artist-in-residence' - he will be working with young musicians from the delightful Blackburn with Darwen Big Band. Ben Crosland Quintet should attract a wider audience with his tunes from the Ray Davies Songbook, and watch out for the Hackney Colliery band, performing on 30th April - that's International Jazz Day - supported by our own BluFunk Syndicate - definitely a raucous jazzy session, followed on by a Jazz Jam lead by the Paul Rigby Quartet through till 1am!

Our diverse programme is featured at The Grand (The best small theatre outside London - James Taylor 20012), as well as an excellent range community venues - wine bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants - over 20 venues in total with 350+ UK, regional and local musicians. The programme features our free Saturday Street Festival on Clitheroe's main street, 6 bands bringing entertainment to jazz fans and shoppers - Bandstand Jazz in Clitheroe Castle Grounds on Sunday & Monday - a Blues Stage at the Rose & Crown Hotel Friday to Monday - a Soul Stage, and a range of gigs at your favourite restaurant or wine bar, including several in Ribble Valley village venues.

It's worth thinking about investing in our Special Freedom Ticket Offer, guaranteeing entry to all gigs at reduced overall cost. Limited supplies are available till 23rd December at £70 special price so you can buy one for your friends/partner for a christmas or New Year gift - Phone The Grand theatre and speak to Joanne 01200 421599 for these tickets and/or individual tickets.

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