All About the new Jazz Festival
What’s all the fuss about
THE SOMERSET JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sept 10th, 2022
For those that love Music, Contemporary and Traditional Jazz, Swing, Tango, and other kinds of music played with style and verve. The festival aims to bring musical influence from around the world together and bring the best of the jazz scene in Bristol and the Southwest to an idyllic setting on the gorgeous Somerset organic farm that is the Radford Mill Project. Expect skilled musician, quality songs, exciting music, beautiful surroundings and scrumptious food and drink.
The line up for 2022 includes
A contemporary chamber quartet, jazz/world/classical music fusions, Jazz Standards and Swing, Ethiopian jazz, Upbeat 1920s jazz from the roaring 20s, a Tango band, a Brazilian Jazz quartet and a world/cinematic/prog/jazz group improvisation session led by the Art Council funded composer Daniel Inzani.
The Site is a beautifully restored Mill and its Gardens in Somerset – near to Bath and Bristol. Radford Mill Farm has been an organic farm since the seventies and the food served at the festival is grown, prepared, cook and served in the on-site Farm Kitchens. Expect fresh and healthy meals plus the occasional sweet treat like locally made ice cream and home-made cupcakes.
For those who like to stay a couple of nights and make the most of the festival The Mill has a campsite for self-pitching camping and small campervans and other accommodations options include farmhouse rooms, shepherd huts and pre-erected ‘glamping’ bell tents.
The festival is informal, relaxed, and small – attendance is restricted to a maximum of 500. The festival is run by Tangled Roots who also manage the TANGLED ROOTS FESTIVAL in June and TANGLED UP IN BLUES festival in August.
Tickets and updates on the website – www.somersetjazz.com
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/somersetjazz
Facebook Group – www.facebook.com/groups/somersetjazz/
This festival sounds just perfect for us and would have loved to brought our caravan but as no EHU or waste disposal, it wouldn’t be feasible.
So, if we come just for the day, is there any car parking and is it included in day ticket price? You do not mention anything about parking!
Car Park is a short walk from the festival site – over the wooden bridge and through the willow garden. No extra fees for Parking – all included in the ticket price.
Will there be a bar, or should we bring our own refreshments?
Yes, there will be a bar and a kitchen serving freshly prepared food. If you are camping you are welcome to bring your own food and drink but there will be plenty laid on.
Hi Jack, will there be any music on Sunday morning, or does it finish on Saturday evening? Wondering what time we’ll be leaving the site on Sunday… Looking forward to it! Thanks
HI Alex, there is no live music planned for Sunday. There is a yoga session and a breakfast cafe and we will have some recorded music playing but unless we can convince some performers to do a more or less acoustic session for us then no. We usually asks those in the Glamping, Huts and farmhouse rooms to be out by 3pm and I guess we’d expect most campers to have headed home by 5pm. In future years we hope to extend our live music with a Sunday lunchtime laid back acoustic sessions but the plan for this first one is to see how it goes and if there is a demand for more. hope that helps.