New Thornbury Jazz Festival selling tickets for debut event

January 26 2018

TICKETS have gone on sale for the new jazz festival to be hosted in Thornbury in early March.

TICKETS have gone on sale for the new jazz festival to be hosted in Thornbury in early March.

The programme for the event has been finalised, with performances in a cafe setting in the Armstrong Hall running from early evening through to a late night session.

Now jazz enthusiasts can get their tickets either by calling into the town hall in High Street or phoning the box office on 01454 412272.

Organisers have pledged concerts of varied jazz to appeal to a wide range of musical tastes at the inaugural festival on Saturday, March 10.

Thornbury Swing Band will open the evening at 6pm with a line-up featuring saxophones, trombones, trumpets and vocalists, all supported by a rhythm section of bass, guitar, keyboard and drums. 

 It will be followed by the Bristol-based Mark Randall Six before singer Jessica Radcliffe returns to the town, in company with the Park Row Five, to perform a selection of original arrangements of a wide range of jazz classics, blues and ballads.

The Class Act Trio, led by John Huggins, will bring the festival to a close.

Tickets range from £6 for the swing band concert alone to £18 for the whole event and hot food will be available for £5 throughout the evening. A bar will also be open.

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