Marsden Jazz Festival
2018
12th-14th
October
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  • Youth takeover at Marsden Jazz Festival

    Youth takeover at Marsden Jazz Festival

    Teenage musicians from across Yorkshire will be given the chance to perform on their own stage at this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival. The Bandstand in the Park will feature over ten hours of live music by youth groups over the weekend.

    Younger children will also have the chance to enjoy their own jazz gigs with two performances taking place just for them at Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre on Sunday 11 October.

  • First ever Marsden Jazz Festival CD goes on sale

    First ever Marsden Jazz Festival CD goes on sale

    Internationally-acclaimed artists have given their support to this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival by donating tracks for the festival’s first ever CD.

    Eleven of the headline artists performing at this year’s three-day live music event have provided tracks for the CD, with all profits from the sale of the disc being used to support the future of the festival.

  • Commisions from Lauren Kinsella and Ben Crosland

    Commisions from Lauren Kinsella and Ben Crosland

    Festival goers will get the chance to hear two new compositions for the first time at Marsden Jazz Festival next month.

    The festival organisers have commissioned Leeds College of Music lecturer Lauren Kinsella and Huddersfield-based musician and composer Ben Crosland to perform one-off arrangements for this year’s festival, with financial support from Arts Council England.

  • A kazoo chorus is coming to Marsden

    A kazoo chorus is coming to Marsden

    Marsden will soon be buzzing with the sound of kazoos with four kazoo workshops taking place in the village over the next two weekends.

    Music fans of all ages are being encouraged to attend one of the free workshops to make a flamboyant kazoo and then join in the Marsden Jazz Festival street parade at midday on Saturday 10 October.

  • Last chance to volunteer at Marsden Jazz Festival

    Last chance to volunteer at Marsden Jazz Festival

    People interested in volunteering at the Marsden Jazz Festival are being asked to contact the organisers in the next few days if they want to be part of this year’s event.

  • The biggest festival yet!

    The biggest festival yet!

    This year’s Marsden Jazz Festival will be the biggest yet with almost 100 gigs taking place at 26 venues this October.

    Internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Jean Toussaint will lead the headliners at the festival between Friday 9 and Sunday 11 October, which also includes over 70 free events.

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