Cheltenham Jazz Festival
One of Europe’s leading jazz festivals… famous names, rising stars, club nights, jazz standards, big bands, soloists, funk, blues, fusion, latin, soul, family events, school concerts…all taking place in the Town Hall and other venues in the Regency splendour of Cheltenham Spa.
Highlights this year include:- Jamie Cullum is our Guest Director in 2010 — and headlining at his favourite festival! John Scofield guitar legend — a masterful musician and guitar icon at the top of his game. Carla Bley distinguished contemporary jazz composer — and her Lost Chords Quartet — joined by trumpeter Paolo Fresu. Eric Bibb the charismatic blues singer-guitarist — making his festival debut in 2010. Fantastic Pillar Room programme featuring two of the UK’s finest live bands: Trio VD and Empirical. Jazz on the Square — all new for 2010! — with a purpose-built jazz arena, free music on the new and improved Budvar stage, food and drink stalls and a jazz market. “Jazz you can dance to; jazz you can expand your mind to; jazz you can party to.” Jamie Cullum