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Marlborough Jazz returns to Wiltshire in July

Posted on 07th July 2016

Summer days and nights full of sweet jazz music are on their way to Wiltshire as the annual Marlborough International Jazz Festival is set to return.

 Jazz Musician with Saxophone

Now in its 30th year, the event has grown into one of Britain’s premier celebrations of music. There are a number of performances over the three days at more than 20 different venues. The event is set to envelop this small Wiltshire community from July 15-17. Concerts and music will fill the day – and last into the wee hours of night.

There are a wide range of bands and artists performing at the festival. The list of talent includes a number of local groups, up-and-comers and, of course, international jazz stars. The event brings a carnival-like atmosphere to the town and is very exciting.

Each day offers some great entertainment for jazz lovers. It truly is a great weekend to enjoy a holiday cottage in Wiltshire. On Friday, there will be a performance by Alexander Bone. Now 19 years old, this multi-talented musician was the 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year for Jazz. Bob Bowles leads his band to the stage on Friday night as well, an artist who Jamie Cullum hails as “probably the best blues guitarist in the country.”

Saturday features acclaimed international group the Crazy Hambones based out of Berlin. The festival also welcomes crowd favourite Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton. He is a three-time winner of the British Blues Award and is a great entertainer.

For the full event program, please the festival website