Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014

On Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March 2014, jazz & blues artists from around the world will converge in Bristol for one explosive weekend as Colston Hall plays host to a programme of concerts, workshops and jam sessions that encompass the entire history of jazz.

With traditional, New Orleans, swing, bebop, funk, latin, world, gypsy, contemporary and free styles all represented, plus top performers from the USA, Cuba, Australia and Europe alongside the cream of local & south-west talent, this promises to be one of the major music events of the year.


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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014

Colston Hall will once again resonate to the sound of the worlds greatest jazz and blues artists from March 7th-9th 2014. Over 350 local, national and international musicians will be performing in every corner of the Colston Hall complex celebrating all aspects of jazz and blues from the traditional to the avant-garde.

The Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival (BIJ&BF) is a full programme utilising every space within the Colston Hall, from free foyer performances and late night jam sessions, to the main arena with international artists.

Now in its 2nd year, BIJ&BF has programmed over 24 individual concerts as well as free late night jam sessions and ‘In Session With..’ events featuring some top international artists such as rockabilly queen Imelda May, Afrobeat originators Osibisa, legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, New Orleans ambassador Lillian Boutté and JBs saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis.


Check out the video below of last years event:

Please click on the links below to discover more about the individual events surrounding the festival, or click the buy link to select multiple events in the season.

Series Tickets

If you would like to book for more than one concert that is part of the festival, please click here.

Book tickets for 6 or more different Jazz & Blues Festival concerts and receive a series discount of 15%.

Book ten or more tickets for the same concert and receive a discount of 15%.

Only one concession applies at any time.

Please note that advance ticket prices will increase on the day of the event.

Official Website

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