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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 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.

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“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 local, national and internationally renowned musicians, with a diverse programme of styles from the colourful history of the music.

Festival News

Bands and artistes are currently being invited to attend the 2018 festival and names will be confirmed shortly – watch this space!

November Club Session - John Hallam's Blue Three

The next club session is with John Hallam’s Blue Three to be held on Wednesday 29th November.

This band was launched at the festival in August and features John Hallam on clarinet, Keith Nichols on piano and Graham Smith on drums. The original Blue Three was formed in 1981 in New York City for a recording session with Kenny Davern on clarinet, Dick Wellstood on piano and Bobby Rosengarden on drums.

Johns inspiration is to play some of the original repertoire but without copying the recordings.

Pershore Jazz Festival.

Pershore College, Avonbank, WR10 3JP

2018 dates: 17th, 18th and 19th August .

Function Room, Pershore Town Football Club,

King Georges Way, Pershore, WR10 1QU

Held Every: Last Wednesday of the month

Please note that bookings

will not open until the beginning of January 2018

Click Here for ticket information



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.