"outstanding established festival"
yorkshire gig guide grassroots awards 2015
Marsden Jazz News
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.
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.