• The existing directors of Swanage Jazz festival have invited Nigel Price to carry on the jazz festival tradition in Swanage. This will be recommended to the members of the Festival at our AGM on October 14. Nigel is being interviewed on BBC Radio Solent on Thursday at 11.40 a.m. about his plans and has asked if he can use the existing web site as a link to his new site: Hopefully people will respond positively to Nigel’s efforts and will also get something of the flavour of the Festival as it’s been for the past 28 years.


10.30-11.30am  Service of gospel music conducted by Leslie Gibbons at the Methodist Church, with Dave Brennan’s Jubilee Jazz Band and Sinead McCabe

Marquee 1 (Traditional)

10.15-11.15am – Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra
11.40-1.00pm – Keith Nicols with Amy Roberts and Richard Pite
1.20-3.20pm – Dixie Strollers Jazz Band
3.40-5.40pm – Old Hat Jazz Band
7.15-8.15pm – Dave Brennan Jubilee Jazz Band
8.30-10.30pm – John Maddock’s Jazzmen with Sinead McCabe

Marquee 2 (Modern)

11.40-1.00pm – Alan Barnes, Greg Abate and Art Themen Trio
1.20-2.40pm –Claude Deppa/Claire Hirst Quintet
3.00-4.20pm – Arun Ghosh Quintet
4.40-6.10pm – Tina May Quartet with guest Art Themen
7.30-8.40pm – Liz Fletcher with David Newton, Andy Cleyndert and Clark Tracey
9.00-11.00pm – Newton Tracey Octet play “Bootleg Eric”

Methodist Church

12.30-2.00pm – Roger Beaujolais Quartet
2.20-3.50pm – Harlem Meer Cats
4.15-5.30pm Laura Jurd Dinosaur

Free Venues:

The Red Lion

12-2.00pm – Sarah Bolter and  Not Just Sax

The Old Stone Quay

12.00-1.30pm  – Alton College Bands

Price Albert Gardens

2.00-3.00pm  – Dorset Youth Jazz Orchestra

White Swan

2.30-4.30pm – Dave Brennan’s Jubilee Jazz Band

The Black Swan

3.00-5.00pm – Sarah Bolter and Not just Sax


  • PRS For Music Foundation
  • Swanage Jazz Festival gratefully acknowledges financial support from PRS for Music Foundation.
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