Catch a week of world class jazz
across Bournemouth and Poole
June 11-17 2017

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JAZZ BY THE SEA FESTIVAL 2017 DETAILS ANNOUNCED!!

Press launch event - Feb 21st Koh Bournemouth

The Jazz by the Sea Festival 2017 takes place from Sunday 11th to Saturday 17th June.

The Festival will be bigger in size and scope than last year and include new venues in and around Bournemouth and Poole. A number of internationally recognised jazz professionals have been invited to perform, along with our local jazz musicians. Full details will be announced shortly.

The Festival will open on Sunday 11 th June with a family jazz concert at The Lighthouse Centre for the Arts in Poole, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Clare Teal who will be presenting a variety of popular jazz music that caters for all ages and tastes.

Throughout the festival week, there will be live jazz performances at various locations, including retail outlets and shopping arcades as well as a variety of themed jazz events in partnership with local hotels, pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants.

We will be launching our unique Jazzmobile, a self contained mobile stage specially designed to bring live music to public areas.

For young musicians, schools and students there will be a Tomorrow’s Jazz Stars event at Bournemouth University in March to showcase local talent. For students from the UK and overseas, a new event is being introduced to celebrate international music and culture in association with the ETC International College

For the older generation, we are collaborating with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to create a unique jazz tea dance and as well as community jazz events.

Working with our media partners Jazz FM, we will be creating a special evening of Jazz featuring the Blues and Boogie sounds of New Orleans, presented by Jazz FM radio broadcaster, David Freeman.

The Festival will end on Saturday 17 th June with the World Jazz Jamboree at The Lighthouse featuring well known musicians from around the world.

DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE PRESS LAUNCH ON 21st FEBRUARY!!

Press launch will be held at Koh Bournemouth - Learn more...

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Video from BJF 2016