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The Tenth Anniversary Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23, 24, 25 August 2019

Congleton Jazz and Blues Festival is a community based event, it is an independent not for profit organisation run by volunteers to benefit our town centre. The event started in 2010, since then the team and organisation has changed and grown and here we are ten years later still growing and still innovating.

On Friday 23rd August in association with Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues we have the Kyla Brox Band!

On Saturday and Sunday 24/25th we have 60 free entry gigs in 18 venues across the Town Centre, we also have some special events to widen our audience appeal. 

DOWNLOAD THEPROGRAMME HERE 6.9MB

DOWNLOAD THE GIG SCHEDULE HERE ONLY 264KB

OPENING GIG

FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST - A special gig at Congleton Town Hall, in association with Bluefunk Rhythm and Blues, 2019's European Blues Challenge Award Winning Kyla Brox Band, with support form Trish Watt and The Unscene Herd and Cry Baby and The Hoochie Boys.

Tickets for this event, available from Congleton Tourist Information Centre, Stonehammer Music, or online at We Got Tickets, use the button below to go to their website.  

More information about the award winning Kyla Brox here

 

THE MAIN EVENT

SATURDAY and SUNDAY 24/25th AUGUST - 60 FREE gigs at 18 venues around town.

 

Bands and artistes include; the Weave, Swingology, Jim Kirkpatrick Band, Four King Blues Band, Big Wolf Band featuring Zoe Green, Forty4, Twin Frets, Heidi Browne Band, Kevin Hassets' Redux Band, Paul Rose Band, John Dhali, Robin Bibi Band, Alex Clarke Quartet, Sunjay, Grumpy Mules, Goosebumps, Last Call, Ron Sayer Trio, Chris King Robinson Band, Emma Jonson Trio, Sarah Miller and Dan Machin, Goodfellas, Sweet Jellyroll Brothers, Amanda Brown, Maisie Johnson, Blue Cartel,  Queen Cult, The Madhatters, Steamhead, Spy Shadows, Bridgewater Blues Band, Ruby Tiger and the Revelators, Malpractice, Elvis Fontenot, Black Cat Blues, Just Looking, Sharpeez, The Bearcats, Vavoom, Hassall Street Jive Candy, Beartown Stompers...and many more!

AND.......COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES SATURDAY 24th AUGUST........for everyone of any age!

Traditional Umbrella Parade

We will hold our traditional umbrella parade on Saturday at 13.30 (meet at 13.15) outside the Community Garden, the parade marches up the high street, through the pedestrian precinct upto Swan Bank.

 

BATH HOUSE PHYSIC GARDEN from 14.30 - 16.30 (timings approx.)

The Madhatters Choir

Open Music Workshop

*The Jazz Session

*The Blues Session

* An opportunity if you don't already play in a band to join one!

 

JOIN A BAND MUSIC SCHOOL

We will be holding workshops for people who don't normally play in a band to learn with other musicians, workshops will be held in the 6 weeks leading upto the festival (not long to go). Pickup a form from Stonehammer Music, Congleton Chronicle, Congleton Tourist Information Centre. 

At the end of these workshops you get to perform at CJAB 2019!