NEWS: Full Programme for fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival announced (13-27 Nov)

Madeleine Peyroux
Publicity Photo
Sebastian writes:

Festival Director Ros Russell’s introduction to this fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival sets the tone of a festival which she and the team around her have brought from a new upstart in 2015 to a regular feature of the calendar:

“Every year we celebrate Jazz and this year we go further to celebrate women in Jazz, global connections in Jazz and tributes to the masters of Jazz. With this being our fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival. It also continues our developing mission to advocate and celebrate talent and excellence in Jazz. Whether it’s established masters, or rising talent or the London Jazz scene, there is a place for everyone in this year’s programme. 

Within a fortnight in mid-November Cambridge will host over 60 events, with 72 artists, 428 musicians and thousands of audience members. 

One of the key themes that we have been developing over the past few years is both the contribution and leadership of Women in Jazz. From headliners to debutants, concerts to workshops this year’s programme is a proud celebration of the creativity that female artists have given to Jazz.” 

Kit Downes and Tom Challenger
Photo credit: Alex Bonney 


Madeleine Peyroux – Corn Exchange, 27 Nov
Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw (+ London Gay Big Band) – Junction 2, 13 Nov
Phronesis, Mumford Theatre at Anglia Ruskin, 24 Nov
Tim Kliphuis Trio plus Tara Minton – Storey Field Centre, 24 Nov
Myles Sanko + Snowboy – Junction, 22 Nov
Alec Dankworth ’Spanish Accents’ – Stapleford Granary, 16 Nov
Claire Martin & The Dave Newton Trio – Stapleford Granary 17 November
Orphy Robinson presents Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks – Saffron Hall 16 Nov
Tony Kofi & The Organisation – Hidden Rooms, 15 Nov
Robert Spaven Trio – La Raza, 15 Nov
Kit Downes ‘Obsidian’ ft Tom Challenger – Gonville and Caius , 23 Nov, 6pm start
Issie Barratt’s Interchange (ft Zoe Rahman and Laura Jurd) Emanuel United Reformed Church, 20 Nov
Yazz Ahmed with Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra – Wes Road Concert Hall, 18 Nov
Josephine Davies ’Satori’ – Hidden Rooms, 22 Nov
Dinosaur and Big Bad wolf – Zooology Museum, 21 Nov, 6 30 start
Jasper Høiby ‘Planet B’ – Gonville and Caius College, 19 Nov


Vanessa Haynes Celebrates Aretha Franklin, World Service Project, Elliot Galvin Trio, The Ridout Family (Alexandra Ridout + Tom Ridout), Elina Duni & Rob Luft, Yazmin Lacey, Resolution 88, Hitchcock/Law/Casimr/Michel, Skeltr, Run Logan Run, Yazmin Lacey, Lydian Collective, Fini Bearman’s This Is Not America, Blues & Roots Ensemble – Music of Charles Mingus, Lorraine Baker‘s Eden, Nick Wells’ Below the Baseline, Reem Kelani, Bahla, Daphna Sadeh, The Black Mamba, Fofoulah, Big Bad Wolf, Zenel, The Brass Funkeys, Harry Green Trio ft Ashton Jones, Harp Bazaar, Robin Phillips Sings & Plays Chet Baker + Film: Born To Be Blue, Josh Kemp Trio, Chanan Hanspal Trio, Phil Stevenson Trio, Q3, Sam Miles & Vij Prakash Quintet.

Yazz Ahmed, Helena Kay and Tori Freestone of Interchange
Photo at Cheltenham Jazz Festival © John Watson/


Improvisation Masterclass with Phronesis
Music By Women with Issie Barratt & Laura Jurd
Django Workshop with Tim Kliphuis

Women in Jazz and Making Changes – Issie Barratt
Nathan Holder: Wish I didn’t Quit Music (pp)


The  Cambridge Jazz Festival is supported by the Arts Council England, Brewin Dolphin, Cambridge BID, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridgeshire Music and the University of Cambridge. Media partners include BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Independent and Cambridge 105.

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