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
Nu Popes at the Mechanics
11.30pm to 1am. This 7-piece groove collective mix soul, blues, funk and reggae influences to generate an infectious party atmosphere
Lolly Pops & Circus Props and The Toothy Adventure of Davy Denture
Sunday 11:30 and 1.30pm
Standedge Tunnel, Artful Playground and the children join forces and go on an imaginative journey together!
Rip Roaring Success down on the farm
Get down on the farm for the hottest Western Swing Band East of El Paso!
Marsden named Yorkshire’s best festival
The 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.
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
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.