This is firmly established as Britain’s foremost celebration of traditional, New Orleans, Swing and mainstream jazz. This year promises to be a vintage one, with fabulous international guests, a galaxy of UK talent and many old favourites. Below are just a few highlights from some 90 inspiring performances in this four-day feast of jazz.
Thursday: Lake Records International Band; Mike Owen's Woodland Band; Martin Litton's Red Hot Peppers perform 'Mr Jelly Roll'; Mellow Tone featuring Mellow Baku; The Basin Street Brawlers.
Friday: Clarinet Maestros; Keith Nichol's Festival Orchestra; Huxley/Tomasso Hot Fives; Bennett/Cox band; Candid Jug Orange Band.
Saturday: TJ Johnson Band; Louis Louis Louis; Barnhart/Spats Duo; Brownfield/Byrne Hot Six.
Sunday: Intercontinental Jazz Band; Nick Ward's Classic Jazz Band; Paul Harrison Band; Carl Sinclair Boogie Band; Brass Volcanoes.
Click here to see the full schedule.
Tickets: save £10 per ticket if you book before Mon 12 January
4-day: £110 (normally £120)
3-day (Thu-Sat): £80 (normally £90)
Souvenir programmes: 4 and 3-day ticket bookers will receive one free programme per booking. Additional copies cost £4. All programmes will be posted out in mid-April.
Single day tickets, dance classes and jazz talks will be available to book from Mon 12 January.
Prices £110 - £80