Final Call for a Spectacular Fest Jazz 2017 Weekend.

Made your reservations yet? There still may be time! Just!

Otherwise here’s what you might be missing.


Above are photos of the Organising Team. As ever, Fest Jazz places a massive emphasis on youth, especially when it comes to the ever willing volunteers who help make the festival such a huge success year upon year. What better way to win youth back to jazz!

For the full programme with English translations and booking details …

Take a moment to view the
Fest Jazz 2017 Brochure

Here are just a couple of shows you could be missing: 

Plus Dorine de Wit and Jamie Brownfield are making a welcome return visit!
Dorine certainly brought the dancers onto the floor last year:

In fact, who can imagine jazz without dancing? At Fest Jazz dancing is positively encouraged! This year there will more areas for dancing around the stages and, if you want to improve and learn some new steps, you can join one of the dance workshops organised by «la Swing Factory».
Buy a ticket for 5 euros from the bar at Scène 2. Or email [email protected] for more details.

Not convinced? Here is the 2017 Fest Jazz Teaser


View the Full Festival Programme 

[email protected]

Brittany Ferries’ offer (if still available):

Message from the Fest Jazz Team:
“I don’t care how you get here
Just get here if you can!”

Oh, and by the way don’t miss out on Gunhild Carling!

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

A sad PS. Ginny and I won’t be a Fest Jazz this year. Adverse circumstances are preventing us. And believe me, they had to be adverse to stop us being there. So, Jazz Fans, be sure to capture as many photos and YouTubes as possible for us to see. We will simply have to look forward to
Fest Jazz 2018. Bigger and better still, please, Trevor and the Fest Jazz Team!

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  1. Norm888 says:

    Sorry you are not going Peter, we were looking forward to meeting up with you and Ginny again. You have confided your ‘adverse circumstances’ so we can understand and trust you soon have resolution. I’m told pre-bookings are up again this year, so I’m hopeful of bumping into some jazz friends again. The weather forecast is good for the weekend so that is good. We just wish we lived closer to the Plymouth ferry, jazz fans down that area perhaps do not realise what a brilliant long weekend of jazz, in many forms, they have access to, nearly on their doorstep. Norm888

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Thanks for your thoughts, Norman. And yes, for your point about fans located in the Plymouth zone. Currently I’m in discussions with my son and daughter about a total revamp / redesign of Jazz&Jazz. Both of them run their own web based businesses specialising in Web promos for their clients. The Jazz&Jazz format hasn’t changed since I launched it back in 2010/11. Yet along with my 700 jazz YouTubes and Social Media outlets, it’s keeping my busier than ever – these days too busy. And Ginny is concerned about that. So I also need help. But that takes money which I can’t afford unless there is a new direction and significant funding of some sort.

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