Jean Toussaint: Roots and Herbs "The Blakey Project"
Sunday 11 October 3.30pm
Sextet featuring the cream of British jazz, including Jason Rebello, Byron Wallen and Dennis Rollins
Evan Christopher: Django à la Créole
Friday 9 October 7.30pm
International quartet with some of New Orleans’ finest musicians adding a Creole twist to hot gypsy jazz
New Stream 2015
Saturday 10 October 12, 2, 4 & 6pm
Cutting edge jazz from Apes Grapes, Metamorphic, The Geordie Approach and a world premiere by the Lauren Kinsella Ensemble
Arun Ghosh IndoJazz Sextet: A South Asian Suite
Saturday 10 October 4.00pm
A mesmeric and enchanting suite inspired by the Indian subcontinent, led by Parliamentary Jazz Award Winner Arun Ghosh
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.
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.
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.