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Events Diary

The Event Diary

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 December 2017

17th  Jason Fredericks Cinematic Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas – The Music of Vince Guaraldi at Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club Paying homage to the genius of composer Vince Guaraldi and creator Charles M. Schulz, the trio perform music from the classic 1965 animated TV special.


 January 2018

10th: Chris Pearce Jazz Band at Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE –  with a line-up of Chris on clarinet, plus Tony Pipkin (trumpet), Dave Deakin (trombone), Ian Parry (drums), Phil Probert (banjo/guitar) and Tony Sharp (bass) – Website


February 2018

1st – 4th: Southport Jazz FestivalWebsite

7th: Andy Woon’s Vintage Hot Five at Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE  – Website


March 2018

15th – 18th: Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival – Website

23rd -25th: March Manouche:  March Manouche is a UK Gypsy Jazz festival that takes place in Menai Bridge, Anglesey, North Wales. Initially focussing on only UK acts, the festival is now growing to welcome acts from all over the world. The festival takes place over a weekend in March, and includes concerts and workshops from some of the best players in Gypsy Jazz. With both scheduled jams in friendly local pubs and a jamming friendly campsite, you can play 24 hours a day!

The idea for March Manouche Festival came after the founders, Stewart, Neil, and Meg, visited Cloughtoberfest in Ireland in October 2014. Starting their own festival was briefly talked about in the car on the return journey. By the next day, somewhat to Neil and Meg’s surprise, Stewart had built a website, set up a festival PayPal and made a Facebook page.

March Manouche was born!

The first festival in 2015 was a resounding success, so an extra pair of hands was recruited, and Ali joined the team.

2017 saw the festival’s first international acts; Jorge Bravo from Chile and Dario Napoli from Italy.

In addition to the four organisers, March Manouche wouldn’t be able to happen without a fab team of regular helpers, including Paul Airey, Paul Kent and Ted Lawson, as well as all of the incredibly welcoming pubs and venues across Menai Bridge who let Gypsy Jazz descend upon them every March.

The next March Manouche festival is set to be bigger and better than ever, and the whole team can’t wait to welcome you back to Menai Bridge for a swinging weekend of toe-tapping Gypsy Jazz.

April 2018

Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th : Porthcawl Jazz & Blues Weekender – Website


May 2018

2nd – 7th: Cheltenham Jazz Festival – Website

3rd – 7th: Ribble Valley Jazz Festival – Website

10th – 13th: Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival – Website


25th – 28th: Lyme Regis Jazz Festival – Website

June 2018

20th – 24th: Glasgow Jazz Festival – Website

21st – 24th: Upton Jazz Festival – Website 

29th June – 1st July: Love Supreme, Sussex – Website

July 2018

6th – 8th: Mostly Jazz, Birmingham – Website

13th- 15th: Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival

20th – 28th: Manchester Jazz Festival – Website

20th – 29th: Birmingham Jazz Festival – Website


August 2018

14th- 19th: Ilkley Jazz Festival – Website

September 2018

28th – 30th: Scarborough Jazz Festival – Website

28th -30th: Callender Jazz & Blues Festival – Website


November 2018

Friday 16th – Sunday 25th: EFG London Jazz Festival  – Website

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