08 September 2016
An exceptional group of up-and-coming jazz musicians from Leeds, West Yorkshire have been awarded the opportunity to perform at a number of high profile jazz festivals across The North through the Jazz North Introduces scheme.
Wandering Monster, led by double bassist Sam Quintana, is the latest beneficiary of this pioneering mentorship and support scheme.
14 June 2016
A jazz legend will be returning to Marsden this October to perform at the 25th Marsden Jazz Festival.
Digby Fairweather appeared at our first festival in 1992 and will once again be at the 19th century Mechanics Hall in the centre of the village this year, performing alongside BBC Radio 2’s Paul Jones for their “Rocking in Rhythm” show – their only appearance together in 2016.
04 April 2016
We’ve moved to a new home inside the 19th century Mechanics Hall in the centre of Marsden.
The Mechanics is our main headline venue during the festival weekend so we’re delighted we’ve been able to get an office inside the building ahead of it transferring to community ownership in the autumn.
Our rent will also help contribute to the future of Marsden Library, where our new office is based, and we’ll be joining local theatre company Mikron, who are existing tenants in the Mechanics and run our box office for us.
07 January 2016
Nominations are now open for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016 at surveymonkey.com/r/APPJAG2016
Following Marsden Jazz Festival’s success winning Outstanding Established Festival at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards, we are now setting our sights on national recognition at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016.
Please support Marsden Jazz Festival by nominating us in the “Jazz Venue of the Year” category for a Parliamentary Jazz Award.
08 December 2015
It’s the 25th Marsden Jazz Festival next year and we’re celebrating by giving you the chance to adopt your very own gig for just £50.
We’re asking for help to support our free gigs after Kirklees Council confirmed it would be unable to provide funding for the 2016 festival due to budget cuts.
Everyone who makes a donation will receive an e-certificate and have their name printed in the 2016 festival programme.
23 October 2015
Marsden Jazz Festival has been named Yorkshire’s best festival at a top awards ceremony.
The annual three-day live music event, which took place earlier this month, has won the ‘Outstanding Established Festival’ title at the Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards 2015 in Whitby.
The festival beat competition from Bingley Music Live, The Willowman Festival, Whitby’s Musicport and Bradford Pride to win the Grassroots award.