Upton Jazz Festival Reveals FREE programme – 25 and 26 June 2022

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Upton Jazz Festival

Remember when the Jazz Festival took over the town with live jazz music filling the streets with the sounds of New Orleans and Louisiana. Well this year, the Jazz Festival will bring back that atmosphere and musical experience to both new and old audiences.

Upton Jazz Festival returns to Upton upon Severn in June after a two year break with a huge programme of both free and ticketed live music events. The ticketed programme has already sold out, but there are plenty of additional performances to enjoy at a variety of venues across the town.

The festival programme will offer ‘Jazz for Upton’ with free access to jazz music alongside a ticketed concert programme with some of the UK’s best jazz musicians. Details are listed below with more information available on the Upton Jazz Festival on the website, with a long list of bands appearing. Tickets for the two day concert programme have sold out but please come and enjoy the free programme

As The Upton Jazz Fringe has grown, it’s become an opportunity for local bands to step up and play. Young talented ‘Rising Stars’ are given the spotlight and the festival is big on musical diversity having featured an opera singer, and an accordionist from the Isle of Man. All this on a proper stage, with a roof, in the courtyard of the Swan Hotel.

Upton Jazz Festival : it’s a sell out…!

But… the good news is that we are back in town with more free jazz than ever before. So open to all, to come along, dip in and out, explore the variety on offer, and then come back next year. Our Jazz Fringe gives local bands the chance to play on the big stage.

Saturday 25 June 2022

12.00pm – 2.30pm  – The Boathouse  Martin Litton & Janice Day (free entry)
12.30pm – 3.00pm – Memorial Hall    Water Gypsies (ticketed)
1.00pm – 2.30pm – Bar Seven –          Hanley School Swing Band (free entry)
1.00pm – 3.30pm – Church                Savannah Jazz Band (ticketed)
2.00pm – 4.00pm – Mojito’s –            Jazz in the Café (free entry) with Maksim our Ukrainian guest
3.00pm – 4.00pm – Baptist Church      Bromsgrove School Big Band (free entry)
3.30pm – 6.00pm – Bar Seven           Craig Milverton Trio with John Hallam (free entry)
4.00pm – 6.00pm – King’s Head         GAT Decorum (free entry)
4.00pm – 6.30pm – Memorial Hall      Martin Litton’s Upton Hall Gang  (ticketed)
4.30pm – 7.00pm – Church               The Eagle Jazz Band (ticketed)
7.00pm – 10.00pm Kings Head          Kevin Grenfell/Richard Leach’s Slide by Slide (free entry)
7.30pm – 10.30pm – Memorial Hall    Hot Club du Nord (ticketed)
7.30pm – 10.30pm – Bar Seven         Andy Leggett’s Centenary Serenaders (free entry)
8.00pm – 11.00pm – Church                 Martin Litton’s Red Hot Peppers (ticketed)


Sunday 26 June 2022

10.30am – 11.30am – Memorial Hall  Worcester Youth Jazz Orchestra  (ticketed)
11.00am – 12.00pm – Baptist Church – Church Service with Pedigree Jazz Band (free entry)
12.30pm – 3.00pm – Memorial Hall    Harlem Jazz Orchestra  (ticketed)
12.20pm – 3.00pm – Boathouse        Cate Cody with Dave Newton (free entry)
1.00pm – 3.30pm – Bar Seven          Hot Club du Nord (free entry)
1.00pm – 3.30pm – Church               TJ Johnson Quartet (ticketed)
2.00pm – 2.30pm – Baptist Church     Winterfold House School Groove Diggers (free entry)
2.00pm – 4.00pm – Mojito’s              Ronnie Threechords Care, then Brian Chell (free entry)
4.00pm – 6.30pm – Memorial Hall     Zoltan Sagi & the Harlem (ticketed)
4.00pm – 6.30pm – Kings Head        Pedigree Jazz Band (free entry)
4.30pm – 7.00pm – Church         Jeremy Huggett’s Upton Festival Band (ticketed)
4.30pm – 7.00pm – Bar Seven          Hotsy Totsy (free entry)

Upton Jazz FRINGE programme at The Swan Hotel – FREE To All!

Upton Jazz FRINGE programme at The Swan Hotel – FREE To All!

Saturday 25 June 2022

12.00pm – 1.30pm – Shades on Black
2.00pm – 2.45pm –  Ronnie ‘Threechords’ Care
3.15pm – 4.00pm –   SassCapella
4.30pm – 6.00pm –  Automatic Jazz Band
6.45pm – 8.30pm –  J4 play Beatles influenced Jazz
9.00pm –10.45pm – Tunehead

Sunday 26 June 2022

12.00pm – 12.45pm – Brian Chell, solo guitar
1.00pm – 1.45pm –   Len Cole Sax Quartet
2.00pm – 3.00pm –  Manteca Originals Jazz Trio
3.30pm – 5.00pm –  A Touch of Jazz
5.30pm – 6.30pm –  Lost Cat

Download the full programme by clicking here. Please note, it is a PDF file which will open in a new window)