Buxton International Festival

Jazz Weekender

Sat 6 - Mon 8 July 2024 Jazz at the Palace Hotel, Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton Opera Housebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Enjoy a spectacular weekend of jazz, varying from traditional to contemporary, New Orleans to gospel to Afro-jazz to name a few.

Buxton International Festival (BIF) will once again be creating its own intimate jazz club at The Palace Hotel, in the heart of the town. Events will also take place in the Pavilion Arts Centre and at the iconic Buxton Opera House.

The Jazz Weekender ticket is a heavily discounted package that includes entry to all BIF jazz gigs from Sat 6 to Mon 8 July.

Saturday 6 July

Nearly Dan

The spirit and sound of Steely Dan arrives in Buxton, on a tour that’s taken Jazz Café London and Concorde 2 in Brighton.


This vibrant Afro-jazz band play a unique blend of contemporary jazz, Afro-pop and traditional ‘Isigqui’ Zulu music.

Nobel, Wouters, and Bouttery

A late-night, laid-back jazz gig to wind down with after a day of dancing in the aisles. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music!

Sunday 7 July

Jef Neve – That Old Feeling

Music that takes you on a journey and makes you smile, from Damien Rice to Marvin Gaye along with their own works. An octet with two stunning singers.

Zoe Rahman Octet – Colour of sound

The Ivor Novello winner fronts an 8-piece band with music from her most ambitious and uplifting recent album. Zoe Rahman brings her Octet and latest jazz album – a many-hued, uplifting large-ensemble of music.

Dean Stockdale Quartet – ‘Celebrating Oscar’

Performing new arrangements of Oscar Peterson compositions and music from famous albums such as Night Train, We Get Requests, and The Canadiana Suite.

Monday 8 July

Alan Barnes Swingtet

After a phenomenal gig with Wynton Marsalis in Buxton last year, Alan Barnes returns, ready to wow the crowds again with his Swingtet.   

Threeway, with special guest John Etheridge

Ben Crosland’s trio launch their 20th anniversary celebrations in Buxton, with special guest John Etheridge.

New Orleans Social Club – 10 piece band

An all-star cast closes the weekend, fronted by one of the world’s leading New Orleans clarinettists Adrian Cox.  He’ll be playing alongside a string quartet led by Gabriella Swallow and guest singer Tommy Blaize, from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

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  • Price: £160