Nottingham Jazz Festival – NOT the Montreux Jazz Festival – Beeston JazzClub

[Photo by Steve Miles]

This was an immense success – thanks you to everyone involved!  See more pics of the festival on my Facebook page!

I was involved alongside Ian Beestin in organising a two day Jazz Festival in Nottingham.  It was held at Bartons’ historic venue as one of their ‘NOT’ series of events on the 24th and 25th of October 2014:


Tickets £9 online or at Beeston JazzClub / £11 door

7.30-8.30pm Trumpeter – Jake Labazzi

16 yr old BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year 2014 finalist backed by The BoHoP Trio (the house rhythm section for Beeston JazzClub) Ian Beestin on drums, Neil Hunter on keyboards and Geoff Pearson on double bass.

9-11pm Gypsy Jazz Guitarist – Remi Harris and his Trio

A vivacious 26yr old guitarist and composer, he is widely regarded as one of the UK’s Top Gypsy Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia and France as well as performing at Buckingham Palace and Live on BBC Radio 2.


Tickets £14 online or at Beeston JazzClub  / £16 door


2.30-3.30pm The Big Green Quintet
An exciting, young brass lead jazz ensemble from Kings School Grantham.

4-6pm Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra
An exceptional 20 piece youth big band.

6.15-7.15pm ‘Stompin’ – A swing dance showcase

Nottingham Swing Dance Society
Nottingham University Swing Society
Nottingham Lindy Hop
Revival Dance

7.30-8.30pm Vintage Vocalist – Jeanie Barton plus The BoHoP Trio

“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’

9-11pm Heavyweight saxophonist – Alan Barnes plus The BoHoP Trio

Popular raconteur and performer Alan recently featured on the Bryan Ferry Jazz Age recording and Great Gatsby soundtrack and has been touring with Paloma Faith as well the Guy Barker Orchestra.


This festival takes place the weekend after Beeston Oxjam and is supported by Beeston Bid.


Hope to see you there!!! xj