BUXTON FESTIVAL 2014: Festival and all that jazz

Alex Garnett
Alex Garnett

The Pavilion Café will be the relaxed setting for a series of entertaining evening jazz events being held as part of the Buxton Festival.

Singer, pianist, composer and entertainer Joe Stilgoe will be joined by MOBO-nominated singer-songwriter Natalie Williams for a performance on the opening weekend of the festival on Saturday July 12.

Now in the seventh year of running Soul Family Sundays at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Natalie has toured major worldwide jazz events.

Alex Garnett, one of the leading saxophonists, prepares to ‘Swing the Classics’ with members of the house band at Ronnie Scott’s, including James Pearson, on Saturday July 19.

And clarinettist Pete Long and trumpeter/vocalist Georgina Jackson join forces to present the music of Peggy Lee, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman in one highly entertaining programme on Saturday July 26.

Jazz enthusiasts will also be able to enjoy 100 years of jazz in the space of 99 minutes on Friday July 25 in the Pavilion Café,

The multi-instrumental Jazz Repertory Company will create a highly entertaining journey through the decades at the Pavilion Gardens venue, taking in everything from New Orleans to Swing, Latin and Hot to Cool.

Buxton Festival 2014 will take place between July 11–27, featuring a programme of professional operas, classical concerts and literary talks.

Tickets for Festival Jazz events are priced at £18 and available online from www.buxtonfestival.co.uk or at the Buxton Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190.