May – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals. Their trade-mark mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists and unique festival performances has seen the event host some of the world’s greatest musicians over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
Previous performers include Randy Crawford, Nubya Garcia, Kamasi Washington, Gregory Poter, Courtney Pine, Katie Melua, Hugh Laurie, Laura Mvula, Eartha Kitt, Caro Emerald, Corinne Bailey Rae, Imelda May, Soweto Kinch, Van Morrison, Yazz Ahmed, Kansas Smitty’s, Stephane Grappelli, Chick Corea, Joshua Redman and Ornette Coleman.
The festival site in Montpellier Gardens at the heart of Cheltenham is the perfect place to soak up an outstanding festival atmosphere.
Featuring a feast of free outdoor music, a selection of food and drink stalls, and fun family activities – it’s the only place to be over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
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