Hull Jazz Festival

26th Summer Edition - 19 - 21 July 2018

After an incredible celebration of our 25th anniversary in 2017, we're back in July 2018 at venues across the city, with some of the most exciting UK jazz talent.

The full programme will be announced at Easter 2018. The following shows at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale now.

On Friday 20 July, legendary guitarist John Etheridge joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe. Their stunning live set takes the listener on a musical journey, travelling effortlessly from India to Africa, the Middle East and the USA.

Following a fabulous celebration of Dusty and Shirley at Hull Truck Theatre in November 2017, Wall to Wall Prince sees star vocalist David McAlmont return on Friday 20 July. He'll be joined on vocal duties by UK soul star Natasha Watts. Backed by a stellar band led by Music Director Janette Mason, they're going to party like it's 1999, as we celebrate one of the 20th century's most influential artists.

On Saturday 21 July, we're celebrating the 300th anniversary of the world's most famous jazz city. The Dime Notes dig back into the blues-drenched sounds of clarinet-driven 1920s New Orleans jazz. On the way, they unearth a repertoire of stomps, blues, and forgotten gems of the era from musicians including Johnny Dodds, Jelly Roll Morton and Red Nichols.

Next up on Saturday 20 July, one of the rising stars of UK jazz, MOBO-nominated alto saxophonist Camilla George brings her Quartet to Hull Truck Theatre. They'll be performing tracks from their debut album, Isang, a celebration of the jazz tradition, from its African roots to its modern forms.

And wrapping up our Saturday programme at Hull Truck Theatre, we welcome back British saxophonist Denys Baptiste and his Quartet. With The Late Trane, Baptiste reimagines and reworks ten pieces from John Coltrane's late music (from 1963 - 1967).

More details and booking information for individual shows below.


Festival Ticket Offers (apply to Hull Truck Theatre shows only):

See 3 shows for the price of 2 (cheapest ticket free). 

See all 6 shows at Hull Truck Theatre for £59 (students and under-26s £30)

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

Cleveland Watkiss: VocalSuite and Hull Freedom Chorus
19 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Vimala Rowe and John Etheridge
20 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Wall to Wall Prince
20 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
The Dime Notes
21 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Camilla George Quartet: Isang
21 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
New Sounds of Hull - The Broken Orchestra, The Dyr Sister & Revenu
21 Jul at Kardomah94
Denys Baptiste Quartet: The Late Trane
21 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre