Hull Jazz Festival

Summer Edition - 21 - 24 July 2016

From 21st - 24th July, Hull Jazz Festival brings the best in jazz, funk, soul, reggae and improvised music to venues across the city.

Thursday 21st July sees Minima tease out the grim horror of cult cinema classic Nosferatu with their atmospheric live score.

On Friday 22nd July the incredible YolanDa Brown returns to Hull with her stunning live band to perform gorgeous, uplifting interpretations of Reggae Love Songs at Hull Truck Theatre. Over at Fruit, we've got a special festival triple bill of homegrown Hull talent featuring Refix, Pearl's Cab Ride and Chiedu Oraka plus The Onion Club DJs. And, in a new venue for Hull Jazz Festival, Gypsy Jazz quartet Daj Dook, fronted by Hull born violin maestro Matt Holborn, will be easing us into the weekend with a gentle swing at Kardomah94.

The programme on Saturday 23rd July starts at Hull Truck Theatre with Helen Watson, one of the country's premier jazz-blues singers, accompanied by Snake Davis on saxophone. Our early evening show at Hull Truck brings saxophonist Jean Toussaint and some of the next generation of great British Jazz musicians with their tribute to Art Blakey - Roots and Herbs: The Blakey Project. Saturday night at Hull Truck Theatre comes to a close with Acid Jazz legends James Taylor Quartet and their Hammond-driven grooves. Over at Fruit on the Saturday night, a double bill featuring Burden of Paradise and City, the new electronic soundscape from Stuart McCallum and Richard Spaven.

Sunday 24th July sees the welcome return of our Jazz Festival Brunch in the Hull Truck Theatre Café Bar. A delicious brunch menu accompanied by live music courtesy of Manjula, with their global blend of Portugese, African, Latin Jazz and Indian rhythms.

Saturday Saver: See all 3 Saturday shows at Hull Truck for £30

Festival Saver Ticket: see 3 Hull Truck shows for the price of 2 (book 3 shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest ticket free)

Students and under-26s: £6 tickets for selected shows


What's on

Helen Watson & Snake Davis
23 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Jean Toussaint Young Lions - Roots & Herbs: The Blakey Project
23 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Double Bill: Burden of Paradise and Stuart McCallum's City
23 Jul at Fruit
James Taylor Quartet
23 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Jazz Festival Brunch with Manjula
24 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Stacey Kent
15 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Sarah Jane Morris & Antonio Forcione
17 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Phil Robson Organ Trio
18 Nov at Middleton Hall, University of Hull
Robert Glasper Experiment
18 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Big Band Spectacular
19 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Tom Harrison Quintet featuring Cleveland Watkiss: The Music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
19 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre
Omar Puente Cuban Sextet: Best Foot Forward
19 Nov at Hull Truck Theatre