Newbury Jazz & Blues is to be held in the Market Place on July 15th & 16th 2017. A free two-day event featuring 8 bands playing Acoustic & Electric Blues, Jazz and Jazz Swing.
Blues and Jazz is well supported in the area by Arts 4 Hungerford, Hungerford Jazz Forum, Arlington Arts and Newbury Corn Exchange. And following discussions with Blues musician Jon Walsh, we decided to approach Newbury BID, who were and have continued to be very supportive in organising the event.
Jon has secured some excellent musicians for what we hope will be an entertaining weekend for locals and visitors alike. Having Robin Bibi and his band headline on the Saturday is an awesome achievement and with Sunday being the carnival too, there should be a fabulous atmosphere around the town.
Newbury Jazz & Blues Line Up
Saturday 6pm – 10pm
- Bob Long Trio (Acoustic Blues)
- Andy kennedy Quintet (Jazz)
- Robin Bibi Band (Electric Blues
Sunday 2pm – 8 pm
- Rag & Moan Men (Acoustic Blues)
- Fleur Stevenson (Jazz Swing)
- Chicago 9 (Electric Blues)
- Ma Bessie (Jazz)
- Jon Walsh Trio (Electric Blues)
On both days, Newbury Gin Club and the Corn Exchange will be operating out of their retro fitted Double Decker bus and we also hope that pubs and restaurants around the Market Place will participate too.
Drinks from these venues can be taken into the Market Place but must be in plastic glasses. Please feel free to bring chairs and or blankets to enjoy the performances.