Cheltenham Jazz Festival – Every year we invite more than 2,500 of the world’s finest musicians, writers, scientists, performers and thinkers to join us to entertain and inspire festival audiences of all ages.
Cheltenham Festivals is the charitable organization behind the town’s internationally acclaimed Jazz, Science, Music and Literature Festivals.
CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL
Through cutting edge and creative programming, Cheltenham’s four inspirational festivals have been at the forefront of the UK’s cultural scene since the inaugural Music Festival in 1945.
By championing the best up-and-coming young talent, celebrating the work of established artists and commissioning unique and surprising performances, Cheltenham Festivals remains a cultural force to be reckoned with.
With over 20,000 music-fans getting in the festival swing every year, and Jamie Cullum and Moira Stuart amongst our biggest fans, Cheltenham has become one of the country’s best-loved jazz festivals.
Our trademark mix of international jazz icons, up-and-coming new artists, and unique festival performances has seen us host some of the world’s greatest musicians over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Previous guests include Jamie Cullum, Hugh Laurie, Eartha Kitt, Imelda May, Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli and Ornette Coleman.
Our festival site in Montpellier Gardens at the heart of Cheltenham is the perfect place to soak up an outstanding festival atmosphere.
Featuring a feast of free outdoor music, a selection of food and drink stalls, and fun family activities – it’s the only place to be over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The great thing about Cheltenham Jazz Festival is that it brings together so many genres under the umbrella of jazz…I think it is one of the best Jazz Festivals in the world so it’s amazing for me to be here – Jamie Cullum
Alongside the Festival bar and market, festival-goers will be able to see some of the music scene’s biggest names and best emerging talent in the Big Top and Jazz Arena.
With free outdoor music and fun family activities, Montpellier Gardens will be the place to soak up an outstanding festival atmosphere.
If someone doesn’t get jazz, how do you woo them towards enjoying it? The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, with 47 ofﬁcial concerts plus a lively fringe, is a good answer, offering the chance to dip into many different styles of jazz – The Times