The team at the Swanage Jazz Festival has announced its 2022 programme. This year’s festival will be centred around the Mowlem Theatre. The programme will present a very wide cross section of the UK scene from across several generations….
Friday 8 July
From 2pm : Afternoon Jazz Train with Chris Walker’s Pedigree Jazz Band
From 7pm : The Salamanda Swing Band
The Sound of Bluenote Play Herbie and Wayne
Jazz Films – to be announced
Saturday 9 July
from 10.30am : Festival Parade with James Emmett’s Ragtime Revellers
The Phillip Clouts Quartet
Chris Batchelor’s Pigfoot
Nigel Price’s Wes Montgomery Re-Imagined with Tony Kofi
The Alex Clarke Quartet
The Xhosa Cole Quartet
Martin Speake’s Charukesi
Adam Glasser’s South Africa and Beyond
Kate Westbrook and Granite
The Alan Barnes Octet
Tom Waters’ Electric People
The Craig Milverton Trio – Tribute to Oscar Peterson
Greg Abate with The Craig Milverton Trio
Yazz Ahmed Quintet: Polyhymnia
Late Night DJ session with Nigel Williams of JazzFM
Traditional and Mainstream programme
James Emmett’s Ragtime Revellers
John Maddocks’ Jazzmen
Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends
Mike Denham’s Sunset Stompers
Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe
Sunday 10 July
The Nicola Farnon Trio with David Newton
The Simon Spillett Quartet
Babelfish with Brigitte Beraha
Mark Kavuma and The Banger Factory
Hampstead Jazz Club presents: Jo Harrop and Jamie McCredie
The Alison Rayner Quintet
The Nat Steele Quartet – Tribute to The MJQ
Hampstead Jazz Club presents: Paul Edis: solo piano
The Art Themen’s New Directions Quintet
Henry Lowther’s Still Waters
Trevor Watts’ Eternal Triangle
Hampstead Jazz Club presents Jo Harrop – ‘The Heart Wants’
Mark Lockheart’s Dreamers
The Simon Spillett Big Band plays the Music of Tubby Hayes
Traditional and Mainstream programme
Tony Waller’s Prohibition Jazz
Rachel Hayward’s Hotsy Totsy
The TJ Johnson Band
The Harlem Meercats
Little Devils’ Tribute to Keith Nichols
Plus free Festival Fringe
in Swanage Hotels and Pubs – details to be announced
And free outdoor concerts
Here is the full text of today’s press release:
Swanage Jazz Festival Returns
Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July 2022
After a two year absence owing to Covid, Swanage Jazz Festival returns this July with an impressive and wide ranging 40 Band line up.
The Festival runs Friday 8th – Saturday 10th July and takes place in multiple indoor venues in the Town. It features a mix of Swanage favourites including The Alan Barnes Octet, Nigel Price with his Wes Reimagined project, Art Themen’s New Directions Quintet and US Sax player Greg Abate plus new rising stars like Xhosa Cole, Alex Clarke Quartet, Mark Kavuma and Jo Harrop.
British-Bahrani Trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and her quintet headline the Saturday night while the Festival closes on the Sunday with The Simon Spillett Big Band playing Tubby Hayes’ exuberant charts.
The Festival features British Jazz legends Henry Lowther with his Still Waters band, Trevor Watts’ Eternal Triangle and Mike and Kate Westbrook performing in Kate’s band Granite.
As ever Swanage Jazz Festival includes a Traditional and Mainstream programme including Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe , The TJ Johnson Band, The Harlem Meercats wrapping up with The Little Devils’ Tribute to Keith Nichols who played the Festival 14 times before his untimely death in 2021.
As well as top Bandleaders, the Festival will be packed with some of the best names in British Jazz, appearing as sidesman. Pianist Dave Newton accompanies both Alex Clarke and Bassist and vocalist Nicola Farnon. Bassist Dave Green appears with Henry Lowther and also with Alex Clarke. Saxist Jason Yarde and guitarist Rob Luft perform with Adam Glasser’s South Africa and Beyond. Saxist Tony Kofi is with Nigel Price, Alex Dankworth is with Simon Spillett in both Quartet and Big Band form. Drum legend Clark Tracey is with Alan Barnes, Gareth Williams is with Art Themen and Bassist Chris Laurence with Babelfish.
The Festival will also be running a free Fringe Festival featuring local bands at several venues including the Bandstand and the Grand Hotel plus Friday night Jazz Films, free to Stroller ticket holders.
Some further acts are yet to be booked and further announcements will be made
PRESS RELEASE ENDS