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Marsden Jazz News
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.
08 October 2015
01 October 2015
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.
29 September 2015
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.
24 September 2015
We are really pleased that, after a two year break, there will be bands performing outside Marsden Mechanics on Peel Street during this year’s jazz festival.
Many people have missed live music in this location during the festival. To ensure the safety of the audience, we have arranged to close Peel Street between Manchester Road and Brougham Road / Market Place from 10am-4pm on Saturday 10 October.
21 September 2015
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.