Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Friday, featuring not one, but two outstanding jazz performances AND a stalls seat for the captivating La Tragédie de Carmen at the iconic Buxton Opera House.

The Friday Jazz Day Ticket is a heavily discounted package of tickets that includes entry to all BIF jazz gigs on 5 July. Events take place in BIF’s very own intimate jazz club at The Palace Hotel and Buxton Opera House.  Both venues are in the heart of the town.

The line-up includes:

Deschanel Gordon

Still only in his twenties, pianist Deschanel Gordon is fast becoming a big name on the London jazz scene and won BBC Young Jazz Musician competition in 2020. His sound is steeped in swing with influences ranging from gospel to reggae to neo-soul. He has worked with the likes of Nubya Garcia and Courtney Pine, as well as performing with his own trio

Jazz at the Palace, 1pm

La tragédie de Carmen

La tragedié de Carmen is a brutal, gritty tale of self-destruction fuelled by lust, set to some of the most famous music in opera.  Peter Brook’s adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen doesn’t hold back, stripping the opera to its core essentials whilst focussing on themes of obsession and desire.

Buxton Opera House, 7.15pm

Emily Brown Quartet

Few singers are less interested in taking a musical journey in a straight line than Emily Brown. Jazz may be rocked, folk may be funked, and ballads may be taken deeper than a diving bell. Though the route can be unpredictable, the destination is always certain: pure entertainment. BIF’s Jazz Director Neil Hughes was bowled over when he saw this quartet at Seven Arts in Leeds. Expect a power-packed 90 minutes of fun.

Jazz at the Palace, 10.30pm




05 Jul 2024



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Dates, times & booking

  • Fri 5 Jul 2024 1.00pm - 12.00am Book