Jazz at New Horizons returns to the Newhampton Arts Center with a stellar lineup

Denis Rollins

Jazz at New Horizons on Saturday July 23 is a repeat of last year’s successful festival at the Newhampton Arts Centre.

The party will begin at 2:30 p.m. and all acts will perform under the center’s covered outdoor performance area.

Trevelyan Wright, CEO of Newhampton Arts Centre, said: “Our first ever jazz festival was one of the highlights of the past year. This year, we can’t wait to welcome the public back to our marquee for another magical day of tent jazz. .”

In addition to music, real ale and hot food will be offered throughout the day.

The headliner of the festival is legendary trombonist Dennis Rollins who will make his debut with his new formation Funky-Funk. Also on the bill, Dinosaur, Laura Jurd’s long-running jazz quartet and Best Female Vocalist at the 2019 British Jazz Awards, Sara Dowling will also make an appearance.

The Howl Quartet brings together four of the best young improvisers from London’s vibrant jazz scene. The group links its passion for jazz to folk music, contemporary grooves and free improvisation.

The New Horizons Stage was the arts center’s response to Covid-19 in 2021, allowing live music to resume in the city.

The marquee-style tent stage will once again be located in the central courtyard of the NAC, allowing for 100% external ventilation and events will be presented “like outdoors” but under canvas.

Early bird tickets cost £29.50, advance tickets cost £35 and are available at newhamptonarts.co.uk.

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