John Watson writes :
The fifth Ipswich Jazz Festival was able to go ahead over the weekend (June 26-27), with strict Covid-19 precautions including the audience distanced and masked.
Artists who appeared at the festival, held at St Peters By The Waterfront arts centre – a large converted church – included singer Tina May, trumpeter Enrico Tomasso, harpist Alina Bzhezhinska with her Hip Harp group, saxophonist Derek Nash with his latin group Picante, organist Jim Watson’s Band with a tribute to Chick Corea, swing group Kansas Smitty’s and trumpeter Byron Wallen with his band Four Corners.
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Rosina Hepburn singing with her band at Ipswich. Photo © John Watson / jazzcamera.co.uk
As the organizers of the festival said : “It’s nice to be back with live jazz!” It is indeed hard to argue with that. It was indeed a very enjoyable festival