2:33pm Tuesday 2nd April 2013
ORGANISERS of Darlington Jazz Festival say it promises to be even more of a success than last year’s inaugural event.
It will be held at the Forum Music Centre, in Borough Road, over the weekend of April 20 and 21 with more than 15 bands performing.
Organisers expect audiences of about 150 people based on last year’s sell-out events.
The aim is to grow a little each year, continuing links with local bands and securing big names in jazz. This year’s highlight act is saxophonist Julian Siegel, who has performed with Cleo Laine, Beverley Knight, Liane Carroll, Jacqueline Dankworth and other leading musicians.
The weekend will include performances by the Durham Alumni Big Band, Darlington Big Band, Durham County Youth Big Band, Strictly Smokin’ Big Band, Lickety Split, Customs House Big Band, Little Big Band and Reckless Brass.
A workshop on the Sunday will be led by Darlington-born, London-based performer and composer Matt Roberts.
For more details call Kirsty Dunn on 07534 670781 or email email@example.com.
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