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SNAZZY AND JAZZY: New Horizons first ever Jazz festival heats up Wolverhampton this Summer!

SNAZZY AND JAZZY: New Horizons first ever Jazz festival heats up Wolverhampton this Summer!

Image: Camilla George

Newhampton Arts Centre and Jazz at Wolverhmpton are delighted to announce a special music festival coming to Wolverhampton this summer. Jazz at New Horizons will be our first–ever jazz music festival.

The festival is due to take place on Saturday 31st July 2021 from 3pm. This one day event will be filled with live music from some of the most renowned jazz acts of today – all in NAC's brand new outdoor performance area.  Excited attendees should also expect a party atmosphere, real ale and festival food as NAC have recently teamed up with Wolverhampton-based No. 5 Event Catering to provide a tasty food offer at NAC’s upcoming summer events.

The New Horizons Stage is the arts centre's response to COVID, allowing live music to resume once again in the city. The big-top style tent stage will be situated in NAC's central courtyard which during COVID restrictions will be operated without side walls – allowing for 100% external ventilation and events to be presented safely ‘as outside’ but under canvas.

The festival line-up includes BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist & composer Julian Siegel with his Quartet featuring some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, coming together to create one of the most in-demand Quartets on the UK and European Jazz scene. English jazz vocalist Tina May is one of the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singers working today. She appears on the bill and will be accompanied by pianist Nikki Iles.

Critically acclaimed MOBO nominated saxophonist Camillia George, recently dubbed as “The Golden Girl of Jazz” by The Evening Standard, will lead an all-star band in a set of originals inspired by her African heritage. And last but not least British guitarist Ant Law “a game changer” - The Guardian. Ant will be joining forces with Michael Chillingworth (alto sax), Ivo Neame (piano), Ferg Ireland (bass) & James Maddren (drums).

Please note that due to social distancing rules that are currently in place, Newhampton Arts Centre have a very strict number of festival tickets available and these will be sold on a first come first served basis. So booking your tickets early is highly recommended, where you can also take advantage of NAC’s early bird
ticketing offer. Admission: Early Bird £28, Advance £32 and Last Minute £36.30 all available here!

All tickets are fully refundable from point of purchase and subject to license.


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