Glasgow Jazz Festival

The 35th Glasgow Jazz Festival will be held virtually from 18th to 20th June 2020!

Glasgow Jazz Festival

About Glasgow Jazz Festival

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The Glasgow Jazz Festival was founded in 1987, when Glasgow was bidding to become the European City of Culture for 1990. The City had studied the competition and worked out that all major cities in Europe had a jazz festival. If they had one, then so should Glasgow.

From the very beginning, the Glasgow International Jazz Festival brought some of the biggest names of jazz to the City – 1987’s programme included singer Sarah Vaughan, Chick Corea, Taj Mahal, Benny Carter and Carol Kidd. Other top headliners include Miles Davis (during the European City of Culture year 1990), Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Guy, Michael Brecker and Tony Bennett.

Glasgow Jazz Festival returns as a three-day digital festival for 2021, taking place between Friday 18 and Sunday 20 June 2021. Stunning performances from Scottish musical talent across a spectrum of genres including jazz, blues, soul, funk, R&B, electronic and world music, will be available to enjoy as part of the summer festival.

East end arts and music venue Saint Luke’s will play host to a series of special performances from homegrown and established jazz musicians, who are the first acts of the programme to be revealed. Much-loved Glasgow jazz venue The Blue Arrow will also host a programme of performances still to be announced. Surprise pop-up bonus tracks from a selection of performers, a Women in Jazz interview series and a London session are set to complete the exciting online line-up.

Early Bird Festival Passes are on sale now. This All-Access ticket will give fans unlimited access to the full weekend of entertainment for just £25 where they can watch over a dozen performances, DJ sets and much more from across the Scottish jazz scene. Performances will be available to view on demand for seven days following broadcast. Early Bird Festival Passes will be available for a limited time only, after this the price will increase.

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