Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010

Wednesday 28th April to Monday 3rd May 2010
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1QA, England MAP
£10 to £35 depending on the event. Weekend tickets will be available
Last updated: Mon 22nd Feb 2010

Cheltenham Jazz Festival features big international names alongside the best of British talent, with up to 17,000 festival-goers attending a wide variety of performances across five days. The festival will run from Wednesday 28th April until Monday 3rd May 2010.

The diverse programme is accessible through various routes, from performances at the the Town Hall and at the Everyman Theatre, and other venues, to education projects, or live jazz and fine food at restaurants plus a buzzing fringe in bars and clubs around town.


The first acts to be confirmed are Paloma Faith headlining in an exclusive performance with The Guy Barker Big Band, plus Elaine Paige, Eric Bibb, Imelda May, Liane Carroll, Natalie Williams, Christine Tobin, Carla Bley, Trio VD and Empirical. See below for the full line-up of acts.

Jamie Cullum has been announced as the Guest Director for the 2010 Jazz Festival. Comedian Stewart Lee will be exploring the world of improvised jazz at this year's event. The festival will be showcasing rising talent from Norway (Farmers Market, and Beady Belle) and working on an education exchange with the Trondheim Conservatory and Birmingham Conservatoire.


Tickets are now on sale, Full weekend tickets, concessions and individual concert tickets available. To buy tickets online click here. To telephone the box office, call 0844 576 7979.

New for 2010

Cheltenham Jazz Festival will be launching 'Jazz on the Square' in Imperial Gardens in 2010: a purpose-built Jazz Arena hosting headliners, free music, food and drink stalls and a jazz market.

More information will be here when available.

The line-up includes Elaine Paige, Stu Brown's Raymond Scott Project, Imelda May, Craig Charles' funk and soul show, Joe Stilgoe, Eric Bibb, Sir Michael Parkinson Presents: Friday Night Is Music Night: Sinatra, Stewart Lee's Freehouse — Xposed Club, Trio VD, History of British Jazz Rediscovered, Kit Downes Trio, Natalie Williams, Nikki Yeoh Trio with John Surman, The Destroyers, Food, Phantom Limb, Trondheim Jazz Project, Dave Holland and Pepe Habichuela, Evan Parker and friends, Farmers Market, Troyka, Duke Ellington's America, Empirical, Liane Carroll, Carla Bley and The Lost Chords, Beady Belle, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard and Mark Turner, Fringe Magnetic, Cuong Vu, Mark Sanders and friends, Jamie Cullum, John Scofield, Dave Holland Prize Winner Lluis Mather, Live Soundtrack with Matt Calvert, Liam Noble and Christine Tobin — Tapestry Unravelled, Sid Peacock, Polar Bear, Paloma Faith with The Guy Barker Big Band, and a host of free jazz specials, family events, sessions, talks and workshops.

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