Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival 2020 POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus outbreak, this event is postponed. The organisers are working to find a new date for the concert to take place. All ticket holders are being contacted and asked to retain their ticket until a new date is announced.

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Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival returns in 2020 for it’s 8th instalment of world class jazz a blues musicians taking place in venues across the city.

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Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival 2020 POSTPONED

From swing to funk, bebop to blues, Gypsy jazz to gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival never fails to surprise and delight music lovers, and this year is no exception! Presenting as many different genres under the jazz and blues umbrella as possible, this year’s festival features international stars and plenty of local talent from both the Bristol and South West.

Whilst the transformation of Colston Hall continues, the festival will be staged in venues across the city including St George’s, Bristol Folk House, O2 Academy and Fiddlers.

This year’s line-up features blues man Paul Jones at St George’s, Bristol, sax legend and festival patron Pee Wee Ellis, high voltage sould and jazz dive China Moses, much-loved performer and broadcast Clare Teal who shares her love of Bossa Nova, Charles Hazlewood’s All-Star Collective present their spectacular performance of every James Bond theme recorded at O2 Academy, Lady Nade, Elles Bailey and Victoria Klewin join together to celebrate the early ‘Blues Queens’, and Worm Disco present two nights of some of the leading Bristol-based contemporary Jazz at Fiddlers with Snazzback, Waldo’s Gift and Run Logan Run.

Once again the festival presents a fascinating range of workshops from leaders in jazz and blues music from Chris Corcoran, Tricia Bouté, Lucy Moon, plus a host of film screenings at Watershed.

The festival’s much-loved free foyer performances will be taking place once again at Colston Hall on Sun 29 Mar followed by a swing night to close the weekend long celebration.

Festival Programme

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For more information about the festival, schedule take a look below or head to Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival Website


St George’s Bristol
Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

Colston Hall
Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR

Bristol Folk House
40a Park St, Bristol BS1 5JG

Willway St, Bristol BS3 4BG

Podium Level Colston Tower, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4XE

1 Cannons Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX

O2 Academy Bristol
Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA

1532 Performing Arts Centre
Elton Road, Bristol, BS8 1SJ


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