Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival

Feeling the blues

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Bristol’s long and illustrious association with jazz dates back to the ‘50s and ‘60s when a dizzying array of stars – including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald – regularly played to sell-out audiences at Colston Hall. 

Every March, this buzzing festival features a hugely successful mix of mainstream jazz, swing and blues with contemporary music, plus jazz-flavoured soul, funk and dance music.

The programme is designed to appeal to music lovers of all tastes, celebrating jazz and blues in a way that makes them accessible to all.

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