Wednesday 28 April 2010 — Monday 3 May 2010
Cheltenham Town Hall
Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA, United Kingdom
Tel: 01242 227 979
Full programme now available - http://cheltenhamfestivals.com/whatson/
The 2010 Cheltenham Jazz Festival is a vast and varied festival – with something for true jazz aficionados as well as those starting out on their jazz journey.
For the first time the Jazz Festival features a Guest Director – Jamie Cullum returns to Cheltenham with a headline set, and also to bring along some of his favourite acts: including the beautiful vocals of Norwegian band Beady Belle, the innovative ensemble Fringe Magnetic, and a unique battle of drums, beatboxing and turntables.
Many more star names and jazz legends fill the programme, including John Scofield, Cuong Vu, Paloma Faith, Eric Bibb, FLY, Elaine Paige, and Imelda May; and as always the Festival will be supporting the finest young British and International talent, with trioVD, Troyka, Empirical, and Kit Downes. A new partnership with the Norwegian Embassy will showcase some of the best talent from their nation; and Imperial Gardens will be coming alive with free music, food and drink stalls, and a new 650 seat arena.
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals, the unique, dynamic and creative organisation behind four of Britain’s most successful cultural events. With combined ticket sales of well over 150,000 the Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals put Cheltenham firmly on the cultural map.
Tickets on sale 22nd February (15th February for Members).