Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival
Dates: 15 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021
Jazz music could be deemed as not as powerful as the rock or blues genre but don’t underestimate it’s impact. It has the ability to help you relax and unwind and can be a great accompaniment at a social event.
From this Sunday 16th May - Saturday 5th June 2021 you’re invited to the free online ‘Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival’.
Despite the free event you will still need to register a ticket for each day, details of that will be posted below.
The fun begins this Sunday at 5.30pm -10pm with ‘A Day of Django’- this is an opportunity to celebrate the life and music of Djanjo Reinhardt. There will be live concert performances from classic jazz musicians plus a live stream from the Robin Noland Trio with the amazing Jimmy Rosenberg. Also Romane with Daniel John Martin and Ultrafaux led by Michael Joseph Harris, with special guest Jason Anick.
To register for your free ticket visit :- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/day-of-django-2021-tickets-151350849465
On Friday 21st May between the hour of 1.30pm -2.30pm comes a very special performance. It will be screened live from the Harris Museum in Preston and will see the group Cold Bath Street do a unique performance in response to the corona virus which will see them being spaced out over four floors playing to each other around a central column of space.
For more details and to stream visit:-
A couple of other events to look for include the following:-
- Saturday 22nd May - 7pm -8pm - Harvey Brittain Presents:- Music and talk from Harvey plus two of Preston’s new musicians
- Thursday 27th May - 11am - 5pm - Queen Jazz:- a conference:- The world's first academic conference looking at the Queen phenomenon. With papers and interviews with Peter Hince, Tim Staffell, Phil Hilborne, Simon Bradley, and The Collectors.
Finally Jazzin’ the Park - Saturday 5th June - Expect fantastic video performances from established jazz artists including Pat Thomas, Myele Manzana, Jermaine Peterson and the resident Djs.
Please visit- https://www.mixcloud.com/jazzinthe-park/?fbclid=IwAR3edOqUJCalIbWT1iyIXssFwbITPu6Py4mqfhCQYVg2ycb1O3P1Rl9NBxA - for a full live stream on the day.
You may also wish to follow the event on social media in two formats:-
The Preston Jazz Improvisation Festival is back for 2021. Still as big as ever, you can catch a fantastic line up of performances online.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger