Hull Jazz Festival

19 - 21 July 2018

After an incredible celebration of our 25th anniversary in 2017, we're back with our 2018 summer edition of Hull Jazz Festival, packed with the talent that’s currently making the UK jazz scene the envy of the world.

Two giants of UK jazz book-end our line-up. Multi-award-winning vocalist Cleveland Watkiss MBE opens the festival on Thursday 19 July, with an exciting new project with Hull’s massive Freedom Chorus. And our closing show on Saturday 21 July features MOBO award-winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste and his acclaimed re-imagining of John Coltrane’s late music.

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 21 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 debut album, Isang, a celebration of the jazz tradition, from its African roots to its modern forms.

Under our banner New Sounds of Hull, we're across town at Kardomah94 on Saturday 21 July with new electronica from some of Hull's finest producers: The Broken OrchestraThe Dyr Sister and Revenu.

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.




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