All that jazz at Buxton Festival

Jazz at Pavilion Cafe, Buxton, on July 24 and 25.

Jazz at Pavilion Cafe, Buxton, on July 24 and 25.

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Buxton Festival is in full swing so don’t miss you chance to catch some of the last great performances.

Jazz nights at the Pavilion Cafe enable music lovers to enjoy world-class musicians and singers in a relaxed environment.

Chill out to the cool notes of singer and trumpeter Georgina Jackson, sax player Pete Long, pianist Nick Dawson and other multi­-instrumental jazz virtuosi on Friday, July 24, from 9pm.

Travel with the band from New Orleans to Chicago to New York, taking in the sounds of be-bop, swing and Latin and hearing the stories associated with the places and musical styles.

These musicians appear again on Saturday, July 25, at 9pm for classic swinging songs and melodies from Irving Berlin and Burt Bacharac among others. Songs include Blue Skies, Change Partners, Wives and Lovers, I’ll Take mance, The Man I Love, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, King of the Swingers, This Girl’s in Love with You and many more.

Randall Shannon, festival director, said: “The festival jazz series has been one of the most exciting developments in recent years and is attracting the UK’s finest jazz musicians and singers.”

Tickets for both jazz evenings are priced at £20. Under 30s have the chance to see the performance for just £5 (proof of age to be provided).

The festival runs until July 26 and features opera, music and literary talks as well as family and free events.

There is still time to see award-winning guitarist Laura Snowden playonJuly 24 at 3.30pm, Inner City Brass on July 25 at 3.15pm and the Huddersfield Choral Society on July 19 at at 7.30pm. These three concerts are at St John’s Church, Buxton.

For further details on the packed programme of events and to book tickets, visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or call the Opera House box office on 01298 72190.