Marsden Jazz Festival

Marsden Jazz Festival Jazz Festival

Founded in 1992, Marsden Jazz Festival is one of the UK's longest established jazz festivals.

Each year, over one weekend in October, thousands of visitors make the trip by train, bus, car or narrow boat to experience the unique atmosphere of this festival, which takes place right in the heart of Marsden village, gateway to the Yorkshire Pennines.

With over 70 free events and a range of headline gigs, the festival is hosted at 25 venues across Marsden village, including pubs, clubs, restaurants, village halls, churches, outdoor stages, and a bandstand. Over festival weekend you can’t escape the sound of jazz wherever you are in the village.

Marsden Jazz Festival not only showcases a wide range of internationally-acclaimed jazz artists, but also commissions unique pieces of music, supports the local education of jazz to young people, and creates opportunity for rising talent to develop their craft. The festival has seen young musicians who first performed at the festival with school bands break through to become mainstream jazz artists.

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Marsden Jazz Festival
Marsden Mechanics Hall
Peel Street

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Marsden Jazz Festival BBC Radio 3 Broadcast / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-11-05T00:00:00Z">Mon 05 Nov 2018</span>Marsden Jazz Festival BBC Radio 3 Broadcast / Mon 05 Nov 2018

Marsden Jazz Festival's 2018 commission is being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 11pm on Monday 12 November. On Marsden Moor is a suite based on five p...

Marsden Jazz Festival awarded national arts grant / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-01-24T00:00:00Z">Wed 24 Jan 2018</span>Marsden Jazz Festival awarded national arts grant / Wed 24 Jan 2018

A Colne Valley festival which was set up over 25 years ago has been awarded a national arts grant to help it raise its profile and secure new income f...

Last chance to adopt a gig at Marsden Jazz Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-07-18T00:00:00Z">Tue 18 Jul 2017</span>Last chance to adopt a gig at Marsden Jazz Festival / Tue 18 Jul 2017

Music lovers who want to support the free gigs at this year’s Marsden Jazz Festival are being encouraged to adopt their own gig. The festival’s org...

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Marsden Jazz Festival 2019 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-11T00:00:00Z">Fri 11</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-10-13T00:00:00Z">Sun 13 Oct 2019</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Marsden Jazz Festival 2019 / Fri 11 to Sun 13 Oct 2019 (3 days)

The 28th annual Marsden Jazz Festival is coming from Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October, and tickets for the award-winning festival are now on sale and...

Marsden Jazz Festival 2018 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-12T00:00:00Z">Fri 12</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-10-14T00:00:00Z">Sun 14 Oct 2018</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Marsden Jazz Festival 2018 / Fri 12 to Sun 14 Oct 2018 (3 days)

Marsden Jazz Festival (now in its 27th year) is recognised as being one of the UK’s longest-established jazz festivals. This year sees a packed progra...

Marsden Jazz Festival 2017 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-10-06T00:00:00Z">Fri 06</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-10-08T00:00:00Z">Sun 08 Oct 2017</span> <span>(3 days)</span>Marsden Jazz Festival 2017 / Fri 06 to Sun 08 Oct 2017 (3 days)

A nominee for this year’s Mercury Prize will be among the jazz artists heading to Marsden this October for the 26th Marsden Jazz Festival. Dinosaur...

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Call for poems for shop windows at Marsden Jazz Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-09-14T00:00:00Z">Thu 14 Sep 2017</span>Call for poems for shop windows at Marsden Jazz Festival / Thu 14 Sep 2017

Could you write a short poem to delight the thousands of visitors to the Marsden jazz festival? Marsden the Poetry Village is inviting submissions of ...