New Look For Keswick Jazz Festival – Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th May


“Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival returns this May
with a brand new look!”

 

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes – Festival Organiser

“John Minnion, who has organised the festival every year since it began in 1992, recently handed over the reins to fellow musician and jazz enthusiast Graham Hughes. Hughes said, “I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity – I’ve been involved in the jazz festival as a musician for many years and it always has a brilliant atmosphere.”

“This year the festival runs from 7th to 10th May, with more than 100 events taking place in 15 venues. The focus remains on the hugely popular traditional and mainstream style of jazz, all played in the fun and infectious style of a Mardi Gras celebration. Venues include Theatre by the Lake, the Skiddaw Hotel and the Theatre Marquee in Crow Park, which has a stunning view across Derwentwater.

“This year Hughes plans to introduce Keswick audiences to some new faces, as well as old favourites. “Of course I’ve invited back musicians like John Hallam, Jeff Barnhart and Spats Langham, who are always popular. But I’m also really excited to share some of my favourite bands like Louis Louis Louis and the Candid Jug Orange Band.

“I think the line-up has something for everyone – whether this is your first year or you’ve been coming since the festival started. Most people will really enjoy jazz if they give it a chance – it’s like a great street party, where everyone’s having a good time.”

Links

Extracts Courtesy of Cumbria Crack

Jazz&Jazz Feature:
Keswick Jazz Festival 2015 Promises
A Refreshingly Powerful Mix of Popular Jazz Genres
Plus An Array of New Jazz Stars and Bands

Keswick Festival Website

 

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