About us

As you may know a new organising committee has taken over the Festival this year. The new Festival management has some big boots to fill. It’s slightly daunting to follow in the footsteps of Fred Lindop, Mel Norris, John James and their colleagues. Nigel Price did a brilliant organising job last year. It’s equally daunting following his superb 2018 Festival. As the new team only came together in January, we decided it would be foolish to try.

So we’ve taken a slightly more cautious approach this year so we don’t overstretch ourselves as we learn how to plan and run this much-loved event.

We’ve also brought the Festival back to Swanage. Eight of our nine-strong Committee are Swanage residents. The one exception is our new Chair, Paul Kelly who lives up the road in Poole.

We are always looking for more help, so if you have something to offer and would like to join us, please drop us an email at info@swanagejazzfestival.co.uk telling us how you can help us make the Festival even better.

Graham Bartle
Mick Beck
Andrew Cannon
Marion Carlé
Cathy Evans
Bruce Evans
David Hopkins
Paul Kelly
Dave Roper

Directors and Committee

See you at the 31st Swanage Jazz Festival

10th – 12th July 2020

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