CONGLETON JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL
23rd-25th August 2019
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival, a free entry event which was established in 2010.
This year’s event takes place Friday to Sunday of the August Bank holiday (23rd-25th August 2019).
Spokesperson Vince Cutcliffe said: “For our tenth anniversary we are putting on some special events to raise our profile, and broaden the audience appeal.
“We have worked with Bluefunk Rhthym and Blues Club at Poynton to bring a superb gig at Congleton Town Hall with European Blues Challenge winner Kyla Brox and her band, ably supported by local favourites Cry Baby and The Hoochie Coochie Boys.”
This will be held on Friday 23rd August, tickets will be available from various local outlets.
Then, 60 free entry gigs will take place over the weekend Saturday/Sunday (24/25th) August.
Music from cool jazz to blues rock and everything in between!
Bands lined up this year include:
Jim Kirkpatrick Band, Forty4, Big Wolf Band Featuring Zoe Green, Robin Bibi Band, Chris King Robinson Band, Ron Sayer Trio, Mat Walklate and Tom Attah, Paul Rose Band, Sunjay, Emma Jonson Band, Malpractice, Four King Blues Band, Ruby and The Revelators, The Sharpeez, The Weave, Alex Clarke Quartet, Kevin Hussets Redux, Swingology, Hassall Street Jive Candy, Twin Frets, Goodfellas, Jellyroll Brothers, Grumpy Mules Band, Bridgwater Blues Band, Black Cat Bones, The Bearcats, Lucy Mae band, Elvis Fontenot, Steamhead, Goosebumps, Pickford St Blues, Beartown Stompers, Jazzworks, Queen Cult, Heidi Browne Band, Blue Cartel, Sarah Miller and Dan Machin, Amanda Brown
“On top of all this free music,” added Vince, “we will be holding jazz and blues music workshops where you can learn alongside other musicians how to play in a band!
“We will be running these sessions for the weeks leading up to the weekend. They are free, and you may even get to perform at the festival!”
The festival is run entirely by volunteers, who are all interested in showing off the town and what a great fun place it is to visit.
The festival’s organisers make use of local suppliers wherever possible.
In particular they are pleased to work with local design agency AD Profile whose artwork for the event (see below, examples from previous years) is fast being turned into collectors items.
Find out more at: www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk