Platform South Showcase – Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

Presented by Jazz South

The free foyer performances as part of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival have become as much a part of the life and soul of the festival as the incredible international musicians the event brings to the city each year. And, while Colston Hall’s venue spaces are closed for redevelopment and the festival continues its celebration of world class jazz in venues across the city, we’re continuing to let the spirit of these free foyer performances live on through the Platform South Showcase.

Taking over our foyer on Sunday 24 March, Platform South celebrates a sample of the best jazz talent from across the south of England. Six bands have been selected to perform, ranging from established EMI recording artists to new bands early in their careers. Highly crafted song-writing, sophisticated instrumental ensembles and edgier improvisation will be the soundtrack of the afternoon.

So if you’re a fan of the festival’s now infamous foyer performance programme, head down for a wonderful afternoon of music with some well-known faces and emerging talent.

The event will be compered by renowned musician and broadcaster Soweto Kinch.


12:30 – The Granite Band
13:30 – Hexagonal
14:30 – Fourth Page
15:30 – We Are Leif
16:30 – Iain Ballamy Quartet (with dep Huw Warren)
17:30 – Sara Colman

Compered by Soweto Kinch.

Platform South showcase is a collaboration between Jazz South, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival and Colston Hall. The event is supported by Arts Council England, Ambition For Excellence fund.

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  • A programme supporting the development of jazz across the south of England.

  • Part of the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival.

  • Jazz South is led and hosted by Turner Sims.

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