Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Monday of jazz, featuring three outstanding performances.

The Monday Jazz Day Ticket is a heavily discounted package of tickets that includes entry to all BIF jazz gigs on 8 July. Afternoon events take place in BIF’s very own intimate jazz club at The Palace Hotel, in the heart of the town. The final jazz gig of the weekend is a star-studded extravaganza, taking place in the iconic Buxton Opera House.

The line-up includes:

Alan Barnes Swingtet

After a phenomenal concert with Wynton Marsalis at last year’s Buxton International Festival, it was decided that this was too good to exist for a one-off appearance. Here is Alan Barnes Swingtet again, sadly without Wynton, but still propelled by the unstoppable rhythm team of Will Sach (bass) and Will Cleasby (drums) and featuring the superb stylings of Daniel Higham on trombone.

They will be playing Alan’s new arrangements ranging from New Orleans through to swing and mainstream jazz. With nifty section work interspersed with great solos, this is the perfect Festival ensemble.

Jazz at the Palace, 12.30pm

Threeway with special guest John Etheridge

Ben Crosland formed the trio in 2004 with Steve Waterman and Steve Lodder, to explore the subtle and open possibilities of a group without drums. The band is approaching its 20th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, Threeway are recording an album of new compositions with guitar legend John Etheridge as their special guest. The album will be launched at this event.

Jazz at the Palace, 5pm

New Orleans Social Club

Adrian Cox Jazz Quintet with strings section and BBC Strictly Come Dancing’s Tommy Blaize

An all-star cast closes Buxton International Festival’s opening jazz weekend, fronted by one of the world’s leading New Orleans clarinettists Adrian Cox. He’ll be playing alongside guest-singer Tommy Blaize, from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and a string quartet led by the hugely respected Gabriella Swallow. Expect an evening of the highest quality of musicianship with some of the most loved figures on the jazz scene. The show features music composed by Cox, as he introduces his new project Clarinet Fantasy, inspired by clarinettist Barney Bigard’s 1940s album Fantasy for Clarinet.

Utterly beautiful; what a musician Adrian Cox is’ – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

Buxton Opera House, 9pm


08 Jul 2024



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  • Mon 8 Jul 2024 12.30pm - 9.00pm Sold Out