Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Plymouth, Devon, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Barbican International Jazz & Blues Festival
c/o Kaos Production
Suite 241
91 Mayflower Street
PL1 1SB England UK
Phone: +44 (0) 7768 726899

Festival Description

The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival brings together top acts to perform across a network of venues in an excellent cultural event that kicks off the summer each year. Highlights include a Grand Festival Jazz Parade, international, national and local artistes close-up, family fun and street entertainment, atmospheric and intimate performances as well as fantastic free gigs dotted through a network of great venues and eateries across the Barbican. Thousands of people enjoy the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival every year.

Festival Dates July 2013 cancelled
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Festival Events:

Programming 2012:
  • BLUES CRUISE with harmonica and guitar men Johnny Mars & Michael Roach, with support from Thomas Ford
  • JAZZ CRUISE with gypsy jazzers Hamer & Isaacs, and free G&T;, sponsored by Plymouth Gin
  • Son of Dave, beatbox blues mayhem with Rambunctious Social Club’s DJ Hod’guez supporting
  • Mama Tokus soul-gospel-blues-comedy at The B-Bar
  • Becky Brine and the Threadbearz, at Plymouth Gin, playing dancefloor filling swing
  • Maggie Reeday, at Plymouth Gin, paying tribute to Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton
Lineup 2012:
  • Company B
  • The Co-operative Big Band
  • Becky Brine & The ThreadBearz
  • Hamer and Isaacs
  • Jeff Horsey
  • DJ Hod’guez
  • Midnight Special
  • Organology
  • The Roosters
  • Tom Ford


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