Winchester Jazz Festival

Winchester Jazz Festival 2017 will take place throughout the city from 21-24th September. Audiences can expect four days or performances by major Jazz and Swing acts from across the UK, as well as showcasing some of our best local musicians.

Director's Choice: Hannah Castleman

Looking for recommendations for WJF16? Let us help you with our Director's top 3:

1. THE J FASHOLE-LUKE TRIO

I’ve been a fan of J Fashole-Luke for a long time and I’m excited to see what magic his trio will create on stage! The Railway Inn is a fantastic and atmospheric venue, and for them to open on a Sunday afternoon for us is amazing. I think it’s going to be the perfect afternoon gig on Sunday before the Jazz Jam at St James Tavern.

J Fashole-Luke

J Fashole-Luke

2. CLAIRE MARTIN & THE TIPPET QUARTET'S "HOLLYWOOD ROMANCE"

Singing some of the greatest songs ever written, Claire Martin (who has won LOADS of British Jazz Awards) is bringing her show ‘Hollywood Romance’ to the Theatre Royal. This is absolutely not to be missed - but tickets are moving quickly so get in there while you can!

Claire Martin & The Tippet Quartet

Claire Martin & The Tippet Quartet

3. ARABELLA SPROT

Arabella Sprot is originally from Winchester but currently lives in Berlin, and we’ve managed to persuade her to fly back especially for this gig! She’s an incredibly talented saxophonist and we’re delighted to have her on board for WJF.