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What a festival we had!

A weekend of wall to wall diverse music and styles enjoyed by the musicians and audience alike.
As the 2018 festival was so successful we turn our thoughts to 2019 and look to see how we improve on what has become an already highly successful festival formula.

Bands are being booked and a programme is well on the way to being finalised.
Bookings will open on Monday 7th January 2019 for advanced tickets and the onsite B&B rooms
which are of course student single en-suite rooms on the campus also limited in numbers

A helpful guide for local B&B & hotel accommodation in the area can be found on the festival page for 2019
As soon as details are finalised the festival page will be updated with a programme outline and other information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2019 CLUB SESSION

 

 

OUR JANUARY SESSION

SEES A FIRST TIME VISIT TO THE CLUB

FOR ART THEMEN
(saxophonist with Stan Tracey bands in the 70’s & many touring US musicians)

JOINING UP WITH

JOHN HALLAM

and a rhythm section of
ROD KELLY – SIMON SMITH
GRAHAM SMITH

See diary page for details

 

 

 

 

About Pershore Jazz

 

FESTIVAL
From small beginnings as a free festival held in the town Pershore Jazz has grown in popularity and is now an established small festival held in the lovely surroundings of the Pershore Horticultural College in August every year. The “little festival with a big heart” as it has been labelled is now a well respected part of the British Jazz Scene. Our intent has always been to present the very best in jazz by inviting local, national and internationally renowned musicians to perform and provide a diverse programme of styles from the colourful history of the music.

The festival starts on Friday evening and there is wall to wall music through till late on Sunday night. On site there is ample provision for car parking, camping and caravanning pitches are available with a full three day festival booking which also applies to the campus en-suite B&B rooms. Also on site there is a cafeteria and night club bar.

JAZZ CLUB
The success of the festival encouraged regular jazz concerts so a monthly jazz club was born in June 2006 which has flourished into a highly successful and well attended evening – see club page for more information.

Useful Information

THIS INFORMATION APPLIED TO THE 2018 FESTIVAL
AND THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED WITH NEW DETAILS
AS SOON AS THE 2019 FESTIVAL IS ARRANGED AND ADVERTISED

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Book on-line or by downloading the booking form which you will find on the festival page. Send this to the address given with the correct payment.

ACCOMMODATION
Please see the Accommodation Guide (also on festival page) which shows local hotel and B&B facilities with booking guide for suggestions as and when the campus accommodation is fully booked

FESTIVAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
FROM THE NORTH & SOUTH – M5 Jnc 7 exit onto B4084 towards Pershore. Through the town centre – over River Avon bridge continue up the hill and follow jazz signs. The Campus is on the right hand side.
(approx 7 miles from motorway)

JAZZ CLUB TRAVEL INFORMATION
Club directions can be found on the club diary page

CASH POINTS/CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
Regretfully there is no cash point on Campus nor credit card facilities. Please note however that there are various places in Pershore Town i.e. banks and supermarkets

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Pershore Jazz Festival.

Pershore College, Avonbank, WR10 3JP

2019 dates: 16th, 17th and 18th August .

Function Room, Pershore Town Football Club,

King Georges Way, Pershore, WR10 1QU

Held Every: Last Wednesday of the month

Tickets will be available at discounted prices from the beginning of January 2019 until 1st August 2019

 

Click Here for ticket information

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

Whilst the Club was initially more traditional, it has now developed its reputation to be a club offering all genres of jazz and we are pleased to say it is well supported. The Festival provides scope for an even wider range of jazz appreciation and offers wall to wall music of an eclectic mix of styles and always top class good music. Young musicians are especially welcomed (as are young audiences!) because they are the future of jazz, and a number of young bands have returned to Pershore with noticeable maturity since their last visit.

We find more musicians and fans from overseas are enquiring about our events because jazz is a truly international music and here at Pershore we are pleased and proud to be just a small part of it. We are a not-for-profit organisation run by a small unpaid committee dedicated to the cause of quality jazz for all to enjoy.