The 31st Swanage Jazz Festival
2020 with 40 – 50 Bands in 5 venues plus a Free Fringe programme. The Headliners for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be:Friday 10 July: The Southampton Jazz Orchestra performing Miles Davis’s ‘Sketches of Spain’ with a guest trumpet soloist to be announcedSaturday 11 July: Yazz Ahmed: ‘Polyhymnia’ – performed by her 7 piece Hafla Band which includes Yazz Ahmed (trumpet) George Crowley (saxes) and Ralph Wylde (vibraphone)Sunday 12 July: The Simon Spillett Big Bands plays The Music of Tubby Hayes – The band includes, Art Themen, Alan Barnes, Henry Lowther, Mark Nightingale, Alec Dankworth and Clark Tracey Other acts confirmed include: The Alan Barnes Band, The Keith Nichols Septet performing Jazz Classics Revisited, The Clark Tracey Quintet, The Art Themen/Xhosa Cole Sextet, The Alison Rayner
Quintet, Sound of BlueNote: Tribute to Horace Silver, The Craig Milverton Trio with Greg Abate, Nat Steele’s Modern Jazz Quartet Remembered, Adam Glasser’s South Africa and Beyond, The Arun Ghosh Band, Kate Westbrook
’s GRANITE, Chris Batchelor
’s Pigfoot, Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, Ma Bessie her Blues Troupe, The TJ Johnson Band, Rachel Hayward’s Hotsy Totsy, Mike Denham’s Sunset Café Stompers, The Harlem Meer Cats and more.