Hull Jazz Festival

25th Summer Edition - 11 - 15 July 2017

2017’s a big year for Hull Jazz Festival. As well as taking part in the year-long celebrations for Hull UK City of Culture 2017, we’re celebrating our 25th birthday this November with a special 10-day edition of the festival.

The 25th Summer Edition of Hull Jazz Festival runs from 11 – 15 July at venues across the city. It continues our tradition of programming some of the freshest names in UK jazz alongside internationally-renowned artists, whilst also providing a platform for local and regional jazz talent.

We open on Tuesday 11th July with Snake Davis and his Classic Sax Solos show. A big favourite with Hull audiences, Snake brings his band to Hull Truck to perform some of the best-loved sax solos from the last 50 years.

Wednesday 12th July sees a long overdue reunion show by one of Hull’s most popular jazz bands. 25 years after their meteoric reign as the North’s top swing outfit, Ain’t Misbehavin’ take us on a joyful romp through 1930s dance sounds, inspired by the Hot Club de France.  

On Thursday 13th July, Hull Truck hosts a show with New York sax titan Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the band behind the music on David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Blending influences from jazz, electronica and the rock music he listened to growing up, McCaslin's the new face of jazz fusion.

Fans of Jazz Manouche are in for a treat on Friday 14th July as we welcome Sébastien Giniaux Trio (France) and The Grimaldi Quartet (UK), two young ensembles at the forefront of the modern gypsy jazz scene.

On Saturday 15th July we present two of the UK’s most exciting new jazz acts alongside a special performance by two giants of the UK jazz and soul scenes.

With influences from jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat and South African Township, all-female septet Nerija are blazing a trail for women in jazz. And fiery saxophone-drum duo Binker & Moses, winner of UK Jazz Act of the Year at the 2016 Jazz FM Awards, have already developed a fiercely loyal following for their hypnotic live shows.

On Saturday evening, we’re delighted to welcome back Courtney Pine CBE with Black Notes From the Deep, a brand new project that sees him collaborate with UK soul legend Omar. The two friends will be performing original material together for the first time alongside Courtney’s band.

Tickets for all of the above shows are now on sale from Hull Truck Theatre. Click on the individual events below for full details.

We’ll be announcing the full line-up in Feburary 2017. Sign up to our mailing list to make sure you’re one of the first to hear about it.

Festival Ticket Offers:

Saturday Saver - see all 3 Hull Truck shows for £35 (students and under-26s £12)

Festival Saver - See 3 Hull Truck shows for the price of 2 (cheapest ticket free)

These Saver ticket offers can't be bought via the Hull Truck website, please call the Hull Truck box office on 01482 323638 to book.



What's on

Snake Davis - Classic Sax Solos
11 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
The Hull Sound - Bud Sugar & Chiedu Oraka
12 Jul at Fruit
Ain't Misbehavin'
12 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Donny McCaslin
13 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Paul Taylor - Jazz in Hull: People and Places
14 Jul at Kardomah94
Sebastien Giniaux Trio & The Grimaldi Quartet
14 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
15 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Binker & Moses
15 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Courtney Pine Band featuring Omar
15 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre