Chichester Jazz Club
Jazz in the City Ė 2006

In collaboration with Chichester City Council, on the first weekend of September 2006, Chichester Jazz Club was delighted to bring to Chichester the cityís first jazz festival of its kind - Jazz in the City. The objective was to make this ground-breaking jazz festival a repeatable annual event of quality and substance and help put back jazz on the local map.

Over the years, Chichester had enjoyed other jazz festivals but never one quite like this. Jazz in the City was modelled on the successful formula used by other famous UK jazz festivals and it included a jazz master-class, canal jazz cruises, a stroller programme, marching band, Jazz @ The Waterside, a set of Fringe events as well as major headline artists.

The programme was structured to present jazz in its many varieties as well as provide a performance opportunity for local student, amateur and semi-professional musicians. Artists appearing included ZoŽ Schwarz and Rob Koral Duo, Georgeís Regis Jazz Band, Bobby Wellins Quartet, Kaz Simmons Duo, Cuff Billettís New Europa Jazz Band, Jazz Gitanes Duo, Luis DíAgostino Trio, PD3 with Dick Pearce, Mike Piggott Quartet, Alan Barnes Quintet featuring vocalist Liz Fletcher and a second dose from Alan with his jazz master-class.

As well as music around The Waterside at the Canal Basin and aboard Chichester Canalís ĎRichmondí, venues used included St Johnís Chapel, Vicarís Hall, Edes House, St Paulís Church and New Park Jazz Hall. The Fringe programme took in The Fountain, Nags Head, Ship Hotel and Pizza Express.

The festival was supported by major sponsors Jensen and Chichester Bedroom Centre, lottery grant funding from Awards for All and the self-financing Chichester Deputy Mayorís Fund.

Jazz in the City - Chichester Jazz Festival

Jazz in the City - Chichester Jazz Festival

Jazz in the City - Chichester Jazz Festival

Jazz in the City - Chichester Jazz Festival

Jazz in the City - 2007

JITC 2007 will be held over the 21-23 September weekend.
Please see www.chichesterjazzfestival.co.uk for details and call 01243 786650 for Box Office.

 
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