Ipswich Jazz Festival

A weekend of musical events is planned for the next Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from Friday, June 23 to Sunday 25. Tickets are on sale now for most events.

Festivities begin on Friday 23 with a South African township style concert by trumpeter Claude Deppa and the Clare Hirst Band. The festival also includes performances by guitarist John Etheridge, singer Vimala Rowe, saxophonist Art Themen, the Chris Ingham Trio and big band Back to Basie.

There are also workshops for amateur musicians including a workshop on music photography. Young people can join a mini course on jazz music and there are gigs in local pubs, an art show, a Lindy Hop dance workshop and jazz-themed films Finding Fela about musician Fela Kuti and the 1943 classic Stormy Weather.

Organiser Neil Bateman said:

“There’s a wide range of jazz music on show, something for everyone, as well as films, dance and art.”

For more information visit: www.ipswichjazzfestival.org.uk

Tickets are available from the New Wolsey Theatre: 01473 295900 / www.wolseytheatre.co.uk.

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