Bristol plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Jazz jackets on! Bristol is fast becoming the New Orleans of the UK with a thriving and thumping jazz scene across the city. This all culminates in an annual festival held at Colston Hall, to celebrate all that is wonderful about this style of music.
Over 40 concerts, workshops and jam sessions, some of which are free, make up its jam-packed programme, making it a must-see amongst Bristol’s festivals in March. So if you're looking for cultural city breaks, look no further.
In 2016 the incredible line-up included award-winning American singer Lisa Simone, daughter of Nina Simone; funk and soul saxophonist Maceo Parker and the 17-piece classic swing era group, The Bruce/Ilett Big Band.
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