Friday 27 January 2017

Preston Jam Music Festival 2017 - 25th March to 1st April

In collaboration with the team at Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival, the University of Central Lancashire are running a five day programme of performances, jam sessions and talks on improvisation. Running between 25th March to April 1st, it acts as a fringe programme leading up to the main Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues Festival which takes place a month later.

There will be two seminar/discussion events - one focused on Django Rheinhardt as the first non-American jazz artist and an artistic symposium featuring a number of keynote speakers as they discuss music and freedom.

There are a number of opportunities to hear the students and staff of the BA music course at UCLAN as they run a showcase of performances as well as a jam.

On April 1st to close the festival there will be a performance featuring not one but three well known acts. Audiences will be treated to performances  by Soweto Kinch, Nerija and Atomic Brass.

To find out more about the full programne of events, visit the UCLAN website here -

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