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Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

Glasgow Jazz Festival

The Glasgow Jazz Festival is an annual event in Glasgow and this year it is being held between the 19th and 30th June. The main sponsors of this years Jazz Festival is Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Arts Council. A lot of local Glasgow talent is featured this year and there are a number of big bands appearing.

The focus of the Glasgow Jazz Festival is around the City Halls and Old Fruitmarket in the Merchant City while other venues include the 02, the Ramshorn and the Tron.

This year Chick Corea headlines the 2009 Festival Chick is one of the greatest pianists in jazz, and this is his only UK solo show this summer. He is appearing on 30 June at the O2 Glasgow Academy.

Artists appearing at this years festival includes BBC Big Band with Art Themen, Carol Kidd, Clare Teal, Laurie Holloway, Todd Gordon Hosted by special guest, Sir Michael Parkinson George Penman, Glasgow Jazz Trio, James Taylor Quartet, Neil Sedaka, Ryan Quigley Big Band with Justin Currieand and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra presents: Rhapsody in Blue with Brian Kellock and A Tribue to the Music of Buddy Rich featuring Alyn Cosker.

Already a major part of Glasgow’s thriving entertainment scene, the Jazz Festival has seen significant growth each year – attracting jazz lovers from all over the world.

The Argyll hotel in Glasgow which is within easy reach of many of the Festival Venues ans the SECC is within a 15 minute walk where Neil Sedaka will appear on Friday 26th June.

Join us for this years Glasgow Jazz Festival and take a short city break.