SOMERSET JAZZ SAT 7th SEPT 2024

Contemporary and Traditional Jazz, Jazz Fusion, Contemporary Classical and New Music.

TICKETS

WEEKEND WITH CAMPING
SATURDAY WITH CAMPING
SATURDAY ONLY
U16 free

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Shepherds Huts – sold out
Farmhouse rooms – sold out
GLAMPING TENTS

Often Answered Queries

Directions?, camper vans? dogs? fires? what three words?, contact info, performing at the festival? want to volunteer?

The most beautiful site in somerset

Radford
Mill Farm

An organic farm since the 70’s the Radford Mill Farm is a oasis in the bustle of everyday life. Ethical and beautiful and supporting a range of activites on the farm Radford Mill Farm also provides fresh food for Bristolians from it’s Montielplier based farm shop. 

Farm Facebook Page

 2024 line up news

2024 SOMERSET JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP
including
LADY NADE, SHIRLEY SMART, GIN BOWLERS, JAKE LEG JUG BAND, RUBY JAZZ BAND, LUKE PURBRICK QUARTET, EASTERN STRINGS, FROME JAZZ CLUB ALLSTARS, HOT JAZZ SOCIETY, + plus more

2023
20’s Jazz to contemporary fusions incorporating African and Eastern European traditions with many stops inbetween.

2022
was the first.

LADY NADE
sings
NINA SIMONE

An extraordinary celebration of Nina Simone’s timeless legacy. Lady Nade, acclaimed for her unique and award-winning vocal talent, stands as a shining star in the UK music scene.

This high-octane performance, coupled with a heartfelt homage to Nina Simone, promises an unforgettable show you simply can’t afford to miss

The Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart – cello

John Crawford – piano

Demi Garcia Sabat – drums/percussion

‘”ntense, lyrical and full of energy….A thrilling range of technique on display…Smart’s cello singing, snarling or pumping out bass line….Fascinating listening, and thought-provoking entertainment for the open-eared”

The Arts Desk

GIN BOWLERS

The Gin Bowlers are a rowdy and exciting swing
band. Their dynamic stage shows have gained
them a reputation as purveyors of the finest,
funnest swing. Sleazy horns, original arrangements
and sultry rich harmonies make up their unique
sound.

EASTERN STRINGS 
QUARTET

The Bristol based “Eastern Strings” QUARTET featuring  Daphna Sadeh on double bass, Knud Stüwe on the oud, Myke Vince on percussion and joined for this performance by a Sudanesse Vocalist. Expect sudaneesse songs and a tapestry of Classical music elements, World music and Jazz improvisation.

JAKE LEG JUG BAND 

Bringing you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – jazz, blues, ragtime and gospel. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption, using Double Bass, Harmonica, Jug, Washboard, Saw, Kazoo, Guitar & Banjo

LUKE PURBRICK QUARTET

A new generation artist, Luke is a jazz guitarist now at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire .
The Quartet includes Cameron Scott on euphonium, Samuel Hollis on double bass and Sacha Harlan on drums, and draws inspiration from across the jazz tradition, classical music, and more contemporary influences such as Radiohead and The Cinematic Orchestra.

FRIDAY EVENNG

Swing, Jive and Jazz

Beginners dance workshop followed by three hours of Jive, Swing and Jazz with sets from the

RUBY JAZZ BAND

Bristol-based upbeat Swing and Jazz band playing jazz from the 1920s – 1950s

SATURDAY EVENING

HOT JAZZ SOCIETY

HOT JAZZ SOCIETY’S Paul Jacobs brings you original shellac selections of jazz, swing, blues and latin spanning the 1920s to the 1950s, played on original 1930s equipment, giving that authentic period sound…Get Up, Get Wise!

SUNDAY JAZZ CAFE

FROME JAZZ CLUB
ALL-STARS

For 13 years, legendary hard bop outfit Code Red tore up the Bristol harbourside every week.

Every now and then, Ben Waghorn (sax), Andy Christie (gtr), Andy Keep (bs), and Andy Tween (dr) join Frome Jazz Club pianist Keith Harrison-Broninski to play classic Code Red material for a special occasion.

from 12-3pm on Sunday 8th, it’s Somerset Jazz Festival.

You’ll never think of Sunday lunchtime the same way again.

FROME JAZZ CLUB

ALSO

Happening over the weekend

FABULOUS FOOD

Radford Mill is a long standing Organic Farm and most of the food is grown and prepared in the Farm Kitchen on the festival site and is consistenly loved by  guests and performers alike. 

Dance Workshops

Friday night and Saturday morning workshops in JAZZ DANCE

YOGA

Saturday and Sunday mornings with Do Yoga

TAI CHI

The perfect way to settle after the journey or prepare for the day ahead. Session on Friday evening and Sunday Morning.

Latest News

news views and updates

New for 2024:

Friday Evening and Sunday Morning Tai Chi Sessions with an experienced instructor The workshops will begin with gentle warming up exercises, and then combine a short sequence of flowing movements[…]

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2024 SOMERSET JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP

2024 SOMERSET JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP announcedincludingLADY NADE, SHIRLEY SMART, GIN BOWLERS, JAKE LEG JUG BAND, RUBY JAZZ BAND, LUKE PURBRICK QUARTET, EASTERN STRINGS, FROME JAZZ CLUB ALLSTARS, HOT JAZZ[…]

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Stelios Kyriakidis

Look out for Stelios over the weekend who will be playing several times on the weekend including friday evening, Saturday and Sunday morning. Fusing together his contemporary and classical background,[…]

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