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Swanage Jazz Festival 2019

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th of July

40 bands performing a wide variety of jazz over two days in this idyllic seaside town. 

Advance Tickets now on sale until June 30th.

Weekend Stroller £75
Day Stroller £45

External link to Eventbrite website for online ticket purchase

Welcome to the 30th Swanage Jazz Festival.

Given that the future of the 2019 Festival was at one stage in some doubt, we are delighted to bring you a packed programme full of quality and variety.

For those who have been coming year-on-year, you will notice one or two changes. The artistic programme is slightly smaller than in previous years – only two days this year. And we have opted for The Mowlem Theatre rather than marquees on Sandpit Field. But having only picked up the task in mid-January, it was necessary to slim back a bit this year so we can sustain the Festival for the longer term. We have also brought all the venues closer together which we hope will be good for the Town and your stamina.

In spite of this we are delighted to bring you some top names and old favourites including Gilad Atzmon, Nigel Price, Derek Nash, John Maddocks, Mike Denham, David Newton and Art Themen along with some fast-rising stars like Sara Dowling and The Dime Notes.

Some of the names in this year’s programme may be unfamiliar to you. The South West is blessed with some superb jazz talent and we have taken the opportunity this year to give them a platform. Check out Ian Ellis, Tom Waters, Andy Urquhart and Thokozile to name but four. You won’t be disappointed.

See the Programme page on this site for the full detail of venues, artists and times with a small amount of detail about each artist. Fuller details on artists will be added over the next few weeks.

We will be publishing the usual 40 page A5 programme shortly before the Festival. We will post this online and be handing these out at the Festival. We won’t be posting them in advance.

If you haven’t booked already, then make sure you do so before 30 June. Ticket prices go up on 1 July.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Festival!

The Swanage Jazz Festival Team