"we really enjoyed the festival. i couldn't believe how many things were happening in such a small town."
Marsden Jazz News
30 June 2015
Marsden Jazz Festival has been nominated as “Outstanding Established Festival” in the 2015 Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Awards. Marsden Jazz Festival Producer, Barney Stevenson, has also been nominated in the “Outstanding Contribution” category.
Please vote online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LVNVHZK.
25 June 2015
Festival tickets on sale for The Jive Swings, Parkin & Hardwick, Olivia Maya, Sundown Swing and Dominic Halpin and the Honey Bs, plus Manhattan Sound Big Band at Marsden Mechanics on 11 July.
02 June 2015
Internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Jean Toussaint will lead the headliners at this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival, it has been announced.
05 November 2014
Marsdener Kyle Warwick has put together a great documentary about Marsden Jazz Festival for Kirklees Local TV.
02 October 2014
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.
21 September 2014
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.