New jazz festival for 2018 entices popular singer back to Thornbury

December 19 2017

SINGER Jessica Radcliffe will make a welcome return to Thornbury to appear at its new jazz festival.

Having performed in the town on five previous occasions, she has now agreed to be part of the inaugural Thornbury Jazz Festival in March.

She will be accompanied by the Park Row Five with Gareth Williams on saxophone and flute, Rob Bartlett on trumpet, Stuart Potter on keyboard and piano, Ray Loadman on double bass and James Heming on drums.

The festival takes place on Saturday, March 10, with Thornbury Swing Band launching the evening of entertainment at 6pm in a cafe setting in the Armstrong Hall.

Also in the programme will be the Mark Randall Six and the Class Act Trio. 

Concert-goers will be able to get hot food for £5 throughout the evening and a bar will be available.


Ticket prices range from £6 for the swing band concert to £18 for the whole event and will be available from mid-January in Thornbury Town Hall or by phoning 01454 412272.

The festival is part of the phase one fund raising efforts to improve the Armstrong Hall.