Guildford Jazz Fest ’20

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! 

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.

Click here for the Full Festival Programme, or on the individual events below for more details and to book tickets. Join our mailing list here to receive more information about the festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • SURREY YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR
    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
  • DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO
    2.15pm
    Saturday March 21
    Simmering jazz, funk and world music roller coaster from renowned trombonist Dennis Rollins MBE
  • COME AND SING JAZZ!
    1:45pm to 6.:15pm
    Saturday March 21
    Jazz singing workshop with Pete Churchill, open to all!
  • "THE AGE OF JAZZ" with SANDY BURNETT
    4pm
    Saturday 21 March
    A history of the early years of jazz, from its beginnings through to the...
  • PETE CHURCHILL SINGS JAZZ
    5.15pm - 6.15pm
    Saturday March 21
    Renowned jazz vocalist and composer in performance with a special appearance from the Jazz...
  • IAIN BALLAMY IN CONCERT
    8pm
    Saturday 21 March
    The Festival Headline Concert features Big Band arrangements of works with and by world...
  • ALAN BARNES/DAVE NEWTON DUO
    1.15PM
    Sunday 22 March
    Swinging, accessible jazz from the multi-award winning and hugely popular saxophone/piano duo
  • THE MAGIC OF MANCINI
    2 PM
    Sunday 22 March
    The All Star Sextet of Nightingale/Barnes/Waterman pay tribute to the great film composer
  • STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
    3.45pm
    Sunday 22 March
    A beautiful restoration of the Buster Keaton masterpiece with live piano accompaniment by GARETH...
  • 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...
  • EAT, DRINK AND STAY AT THE FESTIVAL
    All weekend
    Pre-book with event tickets
    Where to stay and eat and drink in and out at the Festival
  • FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
    Friday to Sunday
    Details and tickets
    Details of all the weekend's events and weekend and day passes

With thanks to the following Festival Partners (click here to find out about becoming a sponsor of the Festival or to advertise in the souvenir Brochure)

Stevens&Bolton
Guildford Community Lottery

PETER CLUFF

Arcom ICT

West Surrey Arts Society
BBC Surrey
London Jazz News