Marsden Jazz News

  • All Aboard the Jazz Bus!

    Our more far-flung venues are served by a FREE Jazz Bus. This service is kindly provided by JRT, who can be contacted on 01484 432809 for enquiries about Airport Transfers and door-to-door holidays.

    The Jazz Bus picks up from the bus stop outside Marsden Mechanics on Peel Street and serves Puleside Working Men’s Club and The Carriage House on Friday 10 October and Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, Marsden Cricket Club, Marsden Golf Club and The Carriage House on Saturday 11 October.

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  • Simon Fell's New Stream commission

    The world premiere of Simon Fell’s suite for jazz sextet The Ragging of Time is on 11 October. Marsden Jazz Festival commissioned this New Stream work with the support of Arts Council England. The concert is being recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz on 3.

    In the following blog, composer Simon Fell talks about the commission and the creative process behind it.

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  • September Newsletter

    The 2014 festival features two world premieres of music commissioned by Marsden Jazz Festival. I Have a Duck Who Can Roar (Saturday 11 October 12pm and 2pm) is a story set to music for jazz septet suitable for all ages, written and composed by Chris Bridges and illustrated by Ann Gilligan.

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  • Marsden Jazz Festival 2014

    Excitement is growing for what promises to be another fantastic jazz festival! Our 2014 festival runs from 10-12 October and, as ever, it includes a fine mix of music, with a range of ticketed gigs and over 30 free pub and club events.

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  • Pubs and Clubs For Quality Music and More!!

    One of the big attractions of the festival is the wide range of free music available in local pubs and clubs. All within easy distance of each other, the pubs and clubs offer a warm welcome, inexpensive and quality ales and music of a high standard.

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  • I Have A Duck Who Can Roar

    We are sure that “I Have a Duck Who Can Roar”, a totally new piece for all ages, is one of the stand out performances that you won’t want to miss at the festival. The hour-long show, featuring words and music by Chris Bridges and illustrations by Ann Gilligan of Green Monster Arts, has been commissioned by Marsden Jazz Festival.

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