The Ipswich Jazz Festival returns to the Waterfront in June
Ipswich Jazz Festival has released the confirmed lineup for this year’s event to be held on Ipswich seafront at the end of June.
Tickets are now on sale for the fifth Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held June 26-27 in St Peter’s by the Waterfront Arts Center, Ipswich.
The festival features nine very different groups over the weekend with performances featuring a wide range of music.
Each performance costs just £ 10 with a limited number of discounted tickets for low-income Ipswich residents at £ 1.
Present at the festival: Tina May, Enrico Tomasso and the Chris Ingham Trio. Tina is renowned for his interpretations of the great jazz repertoire and Enrico Tomasso is a leading trumpeter in the jazz scene and has won the British Jazz Awards six times.
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Kansas Smitty is cheerful, spontaneous jazz rooted in swing and blues that keeps shows fresh and has earned the band a loyal following.
Nominated for the awards, Byron Wallen’s Four Corners will perform music from their album ‘Portrait: Reflections on Belonging’ while Derek Nash’s Picante promises to deliver a very lively concert led by one of the UK’s top saxophonists. .
Alina Hip Hop Harp – internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska and her trio – will draw on a variety of influences for their show while Xhosa Cole Trio will perform music by Thelonious Monk with contemporary arrangements. Xhosa was awarded the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2018.
Jimbino Vegan and the Swing Barbarians love to play traditional New Orleans swing and jazz and, on the opposite end of the jazz spectrum, Motuz Group is a prime example of the exciting new style of jazz created by young musicians.
Finally, Rosina Hepburn Band has imagined a sound and a style that evokes the golden age of jazz.
The organizers will carefully follow the advice and guidance on the pandemic and the festival will only take place if it is safe and legal to do so. The audience will be limited by social distancing and other security measures.
Tickets can be purchased through the festival website.