Keswick Jazz Festival Thursday 12th / Sunday 15th May


From the Festival Website

Keswick Jazz Festival is the UK’s largest and most popular celebration of traditional, New Orleans, swing and mainstream jazz.

Fabulous international guests and top UK talent in this large and warm-hearted gathering of people who all love to listen and dance to the great music that the Keswick Jazz Festival is renowned for.

Over 90 inspiring performances in this four day feast of jazz, with a further four days of concerts in Theatre By The Lake preceding the main festival.

Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band

Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band

Music from days of jazz when it began – Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and from the glory days of traditional jazz in the UK, to the fat and hip-swinging music of the New Orleans brass bands and Cajun style bands, also the jumping sounds of the jive bands, intimate  gipsy jazz, powerful and inspiring vocalists, hot pianists, cool saxophones, trumpets, trombones, banjos, clarinets… the list goes on.
A dance floor will be laid in at least one venue where the bands will play for dancing, and dance tutors will run classes in the morning for beginners and intermediates.

There will also be interesting jazz talks, jam sessions, guest sessions, a parade though the town, jazz services, music in local pubs and cafes as well as concerts in large and small venues in and around the town.

All set in the beautiful surroundings of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District.

Visit Keswick Jazz Festival Website for Full Three Day Programme


Roy Williams

Roy Williams

Graham Hughes

Graham Hughes











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  1. Kenneth Jackson says:

    Nice to see you promoting a festival other than Fest Jazz Châteauneuf-du-Faou for a change!

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Hi Kenneth

    For the record I also featured Keswick Jazz Festival last year:

    I aim to feature a wide spread of musicians, bands, clubs, festivals and gigs on Jazz&Jazz – plus my YouTubes and Social Media links. If I am asked to support and feature specific events I do. Plus I give boosters where I think there is a need. But with the growing popularity of Jazz&Jazz I am receiving ever more requests for specific features. This costs and is taking up more and more time. In fact it has reached the stage where I need to become more selective in my coverage. I am considering proposals for managing rather than curbing this growth.

    Wishing you well,


  3. Norm888 says:

    I know just how much you put into voluntarily helping keep Jazz ‘Live and Alive’, and, even though Mr Jackson is probably not a nasty person, replying to his ‘under the belt’ little dig takes up more of your valuable time. He avoids saying if he is a regular supporter of Keswick JF, or if he will be going this year. The line-up has a sameness about it, so probably he will give it a miss ! He could now be aware that Keswick have given notice that this may be the last one.! This could lead to him giving FestJazz Brittany a go ! – he’d be amazed !

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