Since its launch in 2012, the Darlington Jazz Festival has gone from strength-to-strength, and provides a platform for both local and regional talent, while attracting national artists prominent in today’s jazz scene.
On Saturday, performances will be held at Joseph Pease Place and the Clervaux Bakery, in Coniscliffe Road, through the day, as well as at The Quakerhouse from 1pm.
An evening of big band music from the 1950s and '60s will follow from 7pm at Central Hall, in the Dolphin Centre, with performances by Al Wood, the Durham Alumni Big Band and guests.
The Quakerhouse will host a late night jam session on Saturday evening, before the festival rounds up on Sunday with performances throughout the day St Augustine’s Parish Centre, in Larchfield Street.
Acts playing on Sunday include the Darlington Big Band, the Nicola Farnon Trio, Darlington Little Big Band and the Simon Read Octet.
Tickets for the festival can be bought from the Dolphin Centre or online from ticketsource.co.uk/darlingtonjazzfestival
Source: Darlington & Stockton Times