Keswick Jazz Festival
THU 12 – SUN 15 MAY 2016
Keswick Jazz Festival is the UK's largest and most popular celebration of traditional, New Orleans, swing and mainstream jazz.
Fabulous international guests and top UK talent in this large and warm-hearted gathering of people who all love to listen and dance
to the great music that the Keswick Jazz Festival is renowned for.
Over 90 inspiring performance in this four day feast of jazz, with
a further three days of concerts in Theatre By The Lake preceding the main festival.
Music from days of jazz when it began -
Jelly Roll Morton and Kid Ory, and from the glory days of traditional jazz in the UK - Midnight Follies, Chris Barber, Ken
Colyer, to the fat and hip-swinging music of the New Olreans brass bands and Cajun style bands, also the jumping sounds
of the jive bands, intimate gipsy jazz, powerful and inspiring vocalists, some of the finest stride pianists you'll hear
in the UK... the list goes on.
A dance floor will be laid in one venue where the bands will play for dancing, and dance tutors will
run classes in the morning for beginners and intermediates.
There will also be interesting jazz talks, jam sessions, guest sessions,
a parade though the town, jazz services, music in local pubs and cafes as well as concerts in large and small venues in and around
All set in the beautiful surroundings of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District.
What's not to love?
Tickets for the 2016 festival will go on sale in November. Pre-festival concerts can be booked already by
calling Theatre By The Lake box office on 017687 74411.
About the 2015 festival...
"It was fantastic"
"The festival had a great feel about it, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves"
"We had an amazing time at the festival."
"WOW! What a weekend of splendid musicianship from my fellow stage walkers!"
"I don´t think that I have ever been to a festival so successful as this year’s Keswick festival"