Exciting Acts Announced for Lichfield's Jazz & Blues Festival
29th March 2016
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Some of the finest national and regional jazz and blues musicians will be visiting Lichfield between June 24th and 26th, playing a wide range of genres from jazz rock, to acoustic blues, in both the Guildhall, George Hotel, Wade Street Church and many other venues throughout the city, as part of Lichfield Arts.

The festival starts during the evening of Friday 24th June, where music fans will be able to see the critically acclaimed and very popular Matt Schofield Band in the Guildhall, whilst Wade Street Church will see the jazz/folk crossover music of the Tim Amann Xtet.

Saturday will be a veritable feast of musical treats with all day music at the Guildhall. Performers such as The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra, The Callum Roxburgh Swing Orchestra,  Steve Ajao Blues Giants, Rebecca Downes, with  The Steve Waterman Quartet  playing at Wade Street Church.

Sunday will feature music at The George Hotel, with leading solo bassist Fred Thelonius Baker, the roof raising Nick Dewhurst Quintet, and the Zappatistas, the cream of jazz rock musicians, including such luminaries as Annie Whitehead, John Etheridge, and Steve Lodder in their musical tribute to the life and music of the iconic Frank Zappa. Sunday will also see music at the guildhall with performances from South Staffordshire  Primary Schools Jazz Orchestra, the Staffordshire Youth  Jazz Orchestra (East), and Lichfield’s favourite bluesman, Kent Duchaine.

As well as all of these performances, there will be a programme of workshops, and free live music in many Lichfield pubs and other venues.

Tickets are available for individual concerts, days, or for the whole festival, with a special early bird full weekend ticket for £45, until May 1st.

For further details, and to book tickets visit www.lichfieldarts.org.uk, call on 01543 262223 or call into the Lichfield Arts Box Office in Donegal House, on Bore Street.

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