Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Keswick, Cumbria, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival
Theatre by the Lake
Keswick, Cumbria
CA12 5DJ England UK
Phone: (44) 17687-72282
Fax: (44) 17687-74698

Festival Description

Taking place over four days across more than a dozen venues, the Fourteenth Jennings Keswick Jazz Festival comprises over 100 different jazz events, featuring national and international artists. The jazz festival extends onto the actual streets of Keswick. Various bands actually play on street corners which adds to the unique carnival atmosphere.

Festival Dates May 12 - 15, 2011
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Festival Events:

Artist feature 2011:
  • Tipitina (UK)
    Performance — May 13, 2011
    • Tipitina are a young jazz/blues trio performing their own versions of all styles of music from boogie woogie through to modern chart songs with extensive use of 3-part vocal harmonies. They are led by Debbie Jones (vocals/acoustic guitar/piano) with Justin Randall (piano/vocals) and Gary Barber (drums/vocals). They play all over the UK, most recently performing 6 concerts at the 2006 Starbucks Birmingham International Jazz Festival, the highlight being a support slot with George Melly and Dibgy Fairweather. Tipitina were formed in 2005 by classically trained pianist Justin, who began his career in James O’Hara’s Detonators as a boogie woogie player touring all over Europe in his formative years as well as appearing on Radio 2’s Paul Jones show and recording a CD with blues label Indigo Records. Also a specialist in the New Orleans piano blues tradition of Professor Longhair and Dr John, he was billed as the next Jools Holland and has since extended his playing style into jazz. Justin teamed up with Debbie in 2004 to work on various projects. Debbie’s great passions are for jazz and gospel music. She sang with the ‘Cotton Club’ big band and still sings with the One Voice and Urban Voice choirs who recently featured on ‘The Best Gospel Album in the World Ever’ cd. She has performed at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and appeared on Granada TV. She also keeps the rhythm going on acoustic guitar and enjoys jumping on piano for a few numbers. Drummer Gary Barber completed the trio in 2005 after spending 10 years on the busy London circuit involved with jazz/soul acts, musicals, recording sessions and recently a gospel orchestra as well as previously touring the US.
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Practical Info:

  • By phone
    (44) 17687-74411


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