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Bristol Jazz Festival 2023 - Saturday

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Twelve people stand and sit on a stage with a vibrant painted backdrop.

Jump into the second day of music at Bristol Jazz Festival with 7 incredible concerts taking you across the spectrum of jazz from classic big band anthems to Afrobeat improvised funk.

Artists including Jonny Bruce’s Bristol Community Big Band, Hannah Moule, The Jazz Defenders and No Go Stop will perform across two stages in Bridgehouse – our iconic foyer space at Bristol Beacon.

All concerts are included in the Saturday ticket.

Presented by Bristol Jazz Festival

Format: Standing with a limited number of unreserved seats

Age: All ages

Ticket Information

Tickets to this event include seven concerts.

Saturday (7 concerts from 14:00; including evening): £47.96 to £59.95

Saturday Evening Only (2 concerts from 19:00): £19.62 to £23.98

All ticket prices are inclusive of booking fee.

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Artists performing on Saturday

Bristol Community Big Band

14:00, Bridgehouse Stage

Led by Bristol’s own trumpet legend Jonny Bruce, expect high energy big band bangers from the golden era of swing, from Duke Ellington to Dizzy Gillespie.

Victoria Klewin Quartet

15:00, Level 1 Bar

This renowned local vocalist brings her new quartet, featuring some exciting young players from the Bristol scene; Guy Shotton, Bill Frampton and Alex Goodyear. Marking the launch of their new EP ‘Loverboy’, the performance will mix Victoria’s outstanding original jazz tunes together with well-loved standards.

Iain Ballamy with YETII

16:00, Bridgehouse stage

An intimate set featuring the original music of both UK jazz great Iain Ballamy and Bristol piano trio, Yetii.

Hannah Moule & the Moulettes String Ensemble

17:00, Level 1 Bar

Cellist and singer, Hannah Moule brings Xenolalia: creative, wide ranging and impressive, this off-kilter electro, folk, jazz pop with shades of Hildur Guðnadóttir, Scott Walker & Johnny Greenwood and the virtuosic exuberance of ensembles like the Danish String Quartet.

The Jazz Defenders

18:00, Bridgehouse stage

Led by one of the UK’s most formidable jazz pianists, George Cooper, The Jazz Defenders are a group born from a deep love for Blue Note Jazz. Drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions. The Bristol Jazz Festival are so proud to present these compelling local musicians.

Joe Wilkins & Henry Slim Quartet

19:00, Level 1 Bar

Henry Slim & Joe Wilkins have worked together for the past 3 years playing a broad mixture of Blues – from Country to New Orleans, Jump & Chicago, and exploring all the nuances of the genre. Playing the music of artists such as Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Fats Domino, Lonnie Johnson and many more.

For this special show they’ll be joined by the incredible Jonny Henderson (Matt Schofield, Robben Ford, Kirk Fletcher) on B3 Organ and Matthew Jones (The Brackish, Phantom Limb) on Drums.

No Go Stop

20:00, Bridgehouse stage

With driving percussion, ancestral funk and heady improvisations NO GO STOP celebrate Afrobeat at its finest, featuring Marie Lister’s powerhouse vocals.


The venue


at Bristol Beacon

Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.

Getting to the venue

Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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