Scarborough Jazz Festival 2020
Friday, 25 September 2020Tickets
Friday, 25 September 2020
Scarborough Jazz festival 2020
The Grand Hall | Scarborough Spa
The 2020 Scarborough Jazz Festival will take place across the weekend of 25-27 September 2020 at Scarborough Spa.
Alongside some of our favourite festival performers we have many new faces: the ground breaking pianist Fergus McCreadie; violinist John Pearce; the eleven piece Elftet led by vibes player Johnny Mansfield; the Swiss band VEIN with Stan Sulzmann and gypsy jazz from Djanco.
Three of our performers received Parliamentary Awards in 2019: Nikki Iles with the Jazz Education Award; Fergus McCreadie for “Turas” the Jazz Album of the Year: and a Scarborough Jazz Club favourite Zoe Gilby as Jazz Vocalist of the Year.
We are also excited to have jazz giant Julian Joseph with his trio
And here’s what national critic Ron Simpson has to say about the Spa: ’The excellence of the venue – and the enterprising use that Mike Gordon and his team make of it – has much to do with the success of the Scarborough Festival. The Spa is an elegant Victorian pile, with the North Sea breaking on the other side of the road and a fine concert hall surrounded by bars and restaurants.’
Earlybird Weekend Tickets are now on sale!
Our 2020 Line Up!
Friday Afternoon Session:
Celebrating literature, music and theatre. This young quartet brings together an eclectic mix of jazz, electronic music and rock to create an excitingly fresh and intriguing sound. Visit Artist Website
Dave O’Higgins & Rob Luft Quartet
Young 'firebrand' Rob Luft teams up with an established giant of the UK Jazz scene as their Quartet perform Thelonious Monk compositions and tunes played by John Coltrane. Visit Artist Website
The Oxley-Meier Guitar Project
The exceptional musicianship of all members is unquestionable. The music is sensational, played with great energy and the incredible rapport between the three members is something that definitely sets this band apart. Visit Artist Website
Friday Evening Session:
VEIN feat. Stan Sulzmann
“One of Europe’s most exciting ensembles” John Fordham-The Guardian. Visit Artist Website
Julian Joesph Trio
Virtuoso pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger, broadcaster and educator, Julian Joseph is the undisputed heir to the global house of jazz and he performs at The Scarborough Jazz Festival for the very first time this September. Visit Artist Website
Hans Koller - Bird Migration Big Band-A Celebration of the Centenary of Charlie Parker
A 13-piece ensemble exploring and celebrating musical ideas and imagined movements of Charlie 'Bird' Parker. Visit Artist Website
Saturday Afternoon Session
Djanco featuring Andy Aitchison
The spirit of gypsy swing with the flair of flamenco to create a distinctive jazz flavour
Karen Sharp Quartet
World class musicians who also happen to be great friends. Together they create a unique sound that is warm, spontaneous and exciting! Visit Artist Website
Ian Shaw, Iain Ballamy, Jamie Safir -What's New
3 leading solo artists collaborating to share the best of popular songwriting as they launch their new album.-What’s New (Released on 7 February) Visit Artist Website
Saturday Evening Session
Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra
'A pianist of extraordinary imagination who thrives on fugitive melodies” Dave Gelly. Visit Artist Website
Zoe Gilby – Aurora
Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist of The Year 2019. Visit Artist Website
Jean Toussaint Allstar 6tet
A genial presence on the UK jazz scene for 30 years, Jean presents his all-star 6tet which has been put together to mark what would have been Art Blakey’s 100th birthday. Visit Artist Website
Sunday Afternoon Session
The Fergus McCreadie Trio
Winner of Jazz Album of the Year at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019. Visit Artist Website
Jonny Mansfield's Elftet
'A musical vision beyond his years'-Evan Parker Visit Artist Website.
John Pearce & Dave Newton
A Scarborough Jazz Festival regular joins 'A violinist of immense virtuosity’ (London Jazz News) to perform his ‘fine record’ (Jazz Rag) Just Friends. Visit Artist Website
Sunday Evening Session
Phil Robson's Organ Trio
An award-winning, incredibly versatile and creative guitar player as well as celebrated composer, joins forces with the Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and the inspiring and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo to bring this all-star band to the Scarborough Jazz Festival. Visit Artist Website
Alan Barnes Octet plays Jazz Portraits
Alan returns alongside his long established octet, as usual, the music is swinging and accessible as well as serious and is always presented with humour, peppered with anecdotes. Visit Artist Website.
Compere: Alan Barnes
Earlybird Weekend Tickets (available until 31 May 2020): £105 (plus facility fee)
Day Tickets & Session Tickets are now on sale!