Guildford Jazz Fest ’20

Guildford Jazz proudly presents the first Guildford Jazz Fest.

Guildford Jazzfest 20  will run from Friday to Sunday evening on 20 -22 March 2020 at the Electric Theatre, with a whole weekend of music from leading UK jazz, latin and funk artists plus a Gala concert featuring internationally renowned artist Iain Ballamy, a Surrey Young Jazz Musicians of the Year concert, a history of jazz talk and a film with live music accompaniment, plus brunches, lunches, cream teas and cake! Click the links below for more details on each event, or to find events of interest.

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This is a festival with a difference : all profits from the festival will go to our local charity partner, Guildford Philanthropy, to help local people disadvantaged by disability, poor education, mental illness or caring responsibilities.

  • SURREY YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIANS CONCERT
    7.30pm
    Friday March 20
    The opening concert of the Jazz Festival celebrates the best young jazz talent across...
  • NICOLAS MEIER WORLD GROUP
    12.30pm
    Saturday March 21
    Music inspired by travels in Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America
  • JAZZ CHOIR WORKSHOP with PETE CHURCHILL
    2pm - 6.15pm
    Saturday March 21
    Come and Sing Jazz!
  • SANDY BURNETT "THE AGE OF JAZZ"
    4pm
    Saturday 21 March
    A history of the early years of jazz, from its beginnings through to the...
  • IAIN BALLAMY with SCOTT STROMAN and the GUILDHALL BIG BAND
    8pm
    Saturday 21 March
    The Festival Gala Concert features Big Band arrangements of works with and by world...
  • DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO
    2.15pm
    Saturday March 21
    Simmering jazz, funk and world music roller coaster from renowned trombonist Dennis Rollins MBE
  • THE MAGIC OF MANCINI
    2 PM
    Sunday 22 March
    Nightingale/Barnes/Waterman All Star Sextet
  • STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (1929, BUSTER KEATON/CHARLES REISNER)
    3.45pm
    Sunday 22 March
    with live piano accompaniment by GARETH WILLIAMS
  • ALAN BARNES/DAVE NEWTON DUO
    1.15PM
    Sunday 22 March
    Swinging, accessible jazz from the multi-award winning and hugely popular saxophone/piano duo
  • LATIN JAZZ SALSA with HEADS SOUTH
    5.30pm
    Sunday March 22
    Exhilarating Cuban and Salsa Latin Jazz from top Latin band Heads South takes the...

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