• 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.



On Friday before the Festival begins, we will run a steam train trip from Swanage to Harman’s Cross station (on the picturesque Purbeck Line) to a jazz dance in the village hall, with the Pedigree Jazz Band. The train leaves Swanage station at 2pm prompt and returns at 4.24pm. (In the event of technical failure, a diesel will be substituted). There will be a licensed bar in the village hall. Sales are restricted to 100.

Marquee 1 (Traditional)

7.00-8.15pm –  Chris Walker Pedigree Jazz Band
8.30-10.30pm –  Savannah Jazz Band

Marquee 2 (Modern)

7.00-8.40pm – Paul Towndrow Quartet
9.00-11.00pm  – Jean Toussaint Young Lions Quintet

Free Venues

Prince Albert Gardens

7.30-8.30pm – JO QE

The Crow’s Nest


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