Buxton International Festival

Saturday Jazz Day Ticket

, 12:00pm Jazz at the Palace and Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable Saturday of jazz, featuring three outstanding performances.

The Saturday Jazz Day Ticket is a heavily discounted package of tickets that includes entry to all BIF jazz gigs on 6 July. Events take place in BIF’s very own intimate jazz club at The Palace Hotel and the Pavilion Arts Centre. Both venues are in the heart of the town.

The line-up includes:

Nearly Dan in Concert - The Spirit and Sound of Steely Dan

Nearly Dan is less of a tribute and more of a homage, and is a saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker.

Pavilion Arts Centre, 3pm


Vibrant Afro-jazz band Ubunye’s new show features powerful vocalists from South Africa’s Kwa Zulu Natal region, combined with a dynamic rhythm section, and horn players from  Leeds and Manchester. The music is a unique blend of contemporary jazz, Afro-pop and traditional ‘Isigqui’ Zulu music.

Pavilion Arts Centre, 7.30pm

Nobel, Wouters and Bouttery

This modern creative jazz trio was specially formed for this Festival, featuring musicians performing with pianist Jef Neve (see 7 July). Trumpeter Teus Nobel, bassist Nathan Wouters and drummer Jens Bouttery have all ‘earned their stripes’ recording and performing with renowned artists and bands all over the world.

Recent albums include After Hours (Nobel, 2023), Oak (Wouters, 2023) and The List (Bouttery, 2021). They bring a mixture of American jazz tradition and the European ECM sound, with a hint of classical music.

Jazz at the Palace, 10.30pm

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 12hr 30mins
  • Price: £50