Enjoy a weekend of big band, musical, jazz, gospel and everything in between with our brand new Jazz Weekend ticket 7-10 July 2022.
The ticket includes entry to 10 gigs PLUS a seat at the Festival’s headline show, Gypsy: A Musical Fable (a joint production between Buxton International Festival and Buxton Opera House) *
We will be creating our own intimate jazz club at The Palace Hotel, in the heart of the town. Events will also take place in the Pavilion Arts Centre and at the iconic Buxton Opera House.
Click the title of each event to find out more about the individual gigs.
Thurs 7 July
Jay Phelps Quartet, 8pm
Canadian trumpeter brings his all-star band to kick off the festival.
Fri 8 July
Ian Shaw and Guy Barker – City to City, 3pm
UK Jazz stars in a brand new show, telling tales of travel.
Swingtime Big Band feat. Emma Holcroft + special guests, 7.30pm
18 piece big band, featuring the UK’s leading vocalist plus some very special guests.
Graham Clark Quartet, 10.30pm
Buxton Festival commissions new music.
Local hero and ace violinist Graham brings his acclaimed quartet to the festival.
Sat 9 July
The Impossible Gentlemen, 3pm
Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker welcome new UK gentlemen bass and drums superstars Laurence Cottle and Ian Thomas.
Gypsy: A Musical Fable, 7.30pm
A Musical Fable, Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee
Original Production by David Merrick and Leland Hayward
Entire production originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
A Buxton International Festival and Buxton Opera House production, Gypsy is a highlight of the 2022 festival, combining bitingly witty lyrics by Stephen Sondheim with truly memorable songs including Let Me Entertain You, Everything’s Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Have a Gimmick and Some People.
* The weekend PLUS package includes a seat for Gypsy in the Buxton Opera House worth £39 (seating in stalls rows O-Q). The standard weekend ticket includes an seat in the gallery worth £25.
Fabled Trio feat. Laura Jurd. 10.30pm
The critically acclaimed quintet bring new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories with special guest, Laura Jurd, one of the UK’s most distinctive and creative composer-performers.
Sun 10 July
AMC Gospel Choir, 12.30pm
A full on Sunday morning gospel performance with live band. AMC have toured with Hacienda Classical and featured on Songs of Praise.
Xhosa Cole Quartet, 3.30pm
The BBC Young Musician of the year 2018 brings his hard hitting quartet to the festival.
Clare Teal and her Sextet at the Opera House, 8pm
Exhilarating swing as Clare and her six-piece band celebrate 100 years of music in their brand show. Featuring some of the greatest songs ever written from the Great American and British songbooks.
Kirk McElhinney Trio, 10.30pm
A very cool, mellow gig to close the weekend festival, Kirk calls his sound Urban Folk.
BIF Jazz Day day tickets and individual events will open for priority booking 1 March and public booking 29 March.
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