A glorious weekend of Jazz Swing and Dance ; helped by the lovely weather, the goodwill of you the paying customers, and a superb and varied programme of music (thank you Rachel). Too many people to thank individually but if you sold a programme, stacked chairs, danced until you nearly dropped, picked up the litter or just applauded until your hands ached, then you contributed to what was a great event. The Church Service was magical; Best of Young Jazz at it's very best; Norwegians, Dutch, Swedes, Germans travelling many miles to share their talent.
More Jazz in Upton : Our Friends have Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi in concert on Friday 24th July; and Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders with Tommy Sancton on Thursday 17th September
Upton upon Severn Festival 31 : 23rd June - 26th June 2016
A weekend of jazz, fun and good company, with Jazz, Swing and Dance - 60+ concerts over 4 days, in two main areas of town. 3 three larger marquees with two dance floors. Venues right through town. Our 3rd year of Dance@Upton with Beginners' and Improvers' Dance Classes; and the 8th year of Best of Young Jazz.
Down by the Riverside: six town venues including the ever popular Conway Castle Jazz river trips and Jazz under the Bridge. Plus our 'All Welcome' jam sessions. The Jazz Bus will be running. With Gill's help, we promise another magical Church Service.
Improved camping, just a short walk to the Jazz, a bigger choice of stalls, food and drink, plus free car parking next to the Sports Ground - everything you need in one lovely place, with a guaranteed warm welcome from the town.
With a stellar line-up of bands from right across the Jazz spectrum, we are sure the 31st Upton Jazz Festival will be the most impressive yet with something for everyone.
Everyone at Upton Jazz wishes to pay tribute to Spoons who died recently at an ever-youthful age of 87. Spoons was a familiar figure at Upton Jazz Festival and also at the Friends of the Upton Festival monthly concerts and much loved by us all - organisers, stewards, volunteers, bands, secondliners and Upton people. Sadly he will not be at Festival 30 in June 2015. We thought it fitting that he should be featured on our web banner - he was a headliner too...! You can see Spoons in action via this youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXyl-ZSkkJI, taken on June 26th 2010, during the Jazz Festival.
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