Guildford Jazz Fest ’21

The Jazz Festival has been postponed to next Spring, that will allow us to put on the complete programme that was planned for this year, including every single gig by all our amazing star performers, the Surrey Young Jazz Musicians concert, films, talks, lunches, brunches, and even the cream teas.

The new dates are 7th to 9th May 2021. All existing event bookings, including weekend passes and meals, will be automatically transferred to the new dates. So if you already have tickets for any events over the Jazz Festival weekend just hang on to them and we’ll look forward to an amazing weekend together next year. If you don’t yet have tickets, click the links below to buy the remaining tickets before they sell out!

Guildford Jazzfest

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 May 7
    Applications for Spring 2021 now open
  • NICOLAS MEIER WORLD GROUP
    12.30pm
    Saturday May 8
    Music inspired by travels in Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America
  • DENNIS ROLLINS VELOCITY TRIO
    2.15pm
    Saturday May 8
    Simmering jazz, funk and world music roller coaster from renowned trombonist Dennis Rollins MBE
  • COME AND SING JAZZ!
    1:45pm to 6.:15pm
    Saturday May 8
    Jazz singing workshop with Pete Churchill, open to all!
  • "THE AGE OF JAZZ" with SANDY BURNETT
    4pm
    Saturday May 8
    A history of the early years of jazz, from its beginnings through to the...
  • PETE CHURCHILL SINGS JAZZ
    5.15pm - 6.15pm
    Saturday May 8
    Renowned jazz vocalist and composer in performance with a special appearance from the Jazz...
  • IAIN BALLAMY IN CONCERT
    8pm
    Saturday May 8
    The Festival Headline Concert features Big Band arrangements of works with and by world...
  • ALAN BARNES/DAVE NEWTON DUO
    12pm
    Sunday May 9
    Swinging, accessible jazz from the multi-award winning and hugely popular saxophone/piano duo
  • THE MAGIC OF MANCINI
    2 PM
    Sunday May 9
    The All Star Sextet of Nightingale/Barnes/Waterman pay tribute to the great film composer
  • STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
    3.45pm
    Sunday May 9
    A beautiful restoration of the Buster Keaton masterpiece with live piano accompaniment by GARETH...
  • LATIN JAZZ SALSA with HEADS SOUTH
    5.30pm
    Sunday May 9
    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
  • Jazz in the Bar
    Friday to Sunday
    Free
    Relax over the weekend food and drink and free live jazz in the bar

With thanks to the following Festival Partners (click here to find out about becoming a sponsor of the Festival) and to our programme advertisers.

Stevens&Bolton
BDO
Guildford Community Lottery

PETER CLUFF

Arcom ICT

West Surrey Arts Society
BBC Surrey
London Jazz News