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 performances in this four day feast of jazz, with a further four days of concerts in Theatre By The Lake preceding the main festival.
Music from days of jazz when it began - Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and from the glory days of traditional jazz in the UK, 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, hot pianists, cool saxophones, trumpets, trombones, banjos, clarinets... the list goes on.

A dance floor will be laid in at least 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 the town.

All set in the beautiful surroundings of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District.

What's not to love?
Three and four day stroller tickets for the 2016 festival and all pre-festival concerts can be bought through Theatre By The Lake's website, or by calling the box office on 017687 74411
Subject to availability, individual day stroller tickets will go on sale early in 2016.

THE 25th

About the 2015 festival...

"We had an amazing time at the festival."

"The festival had a great feel about it, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves"

"I never really appreciated how good the jazz festival would be for people who just enjoy great live music. I'd always assumed it would be heavy, full-on jazz and was pleasantly surprised when we came along...We're already planning to be there for the whole of next year's 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"
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Pre Festival Concerts
Jazz Talks
Dance Classes