23 November 2016
If you’re looking for unique Christmas gift ideas then how about adopting a gig for a friend or relative at next year’s Marsden Jazz Festival?
We’re launching our 2017 Adopt a Gig scheme to help support the free gigs at next year’s festival and you can adopt one of our gigs for £50.
09 December 2016
We’re cutting the price of our jazz festival merchandise – just in time for Christmas.
Any orders we receive before midday on Friday 16 December are guaranteed to be delivered before Christmas and you can now buy our pre-2015 t-shirts for just £4.
04 October 2016
Double-bassist, improviser and composer, Dave Kane, has a clear vision of the higher path a serious musician must take: “You’re a searcher. You’re seeking something through creating music, by being a composer or an improviser. It’s a search for something and that search is the same as a spiritual practice: what is that thing, whatever it is you get a glimpse of, that other space where it’s very blissful? It’s there in all of us.”
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.