Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival is finally back for 2022, bringing a whole host of incredible acts to the Regency town as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published

Making its welcome return after a two-year hiatus, Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place from Wednesday 27 April to Monday 2 May 2022 – bringing a host of huge names to the town including rock royalty, pop chart-toppers and jazz legends.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the highly anticipated event features large-scale concerts, intimate club nights, family-friendly entertainment, not to mention its popular Around town… programme of free events – all curated by Jazz Fest artistic curator, Gregory Porter.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Wednesday 27 April 2022

Emeli Sandé at Henry Westons Big Top
Denny Illett Sings Sinatra and Nat ‘King’ Cole at The Daffodil

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Thursday 28 April 2022

BBC Radio 2 Celebrates Jazz at the 25th Cheltenham Jazz Festival at Henry Westons Big Top
Joanne Shaw Taylor at the Jazz Arena
Liane Carroll at The Daffodil

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Friday 29 April 2022

Nitin Sawhney at the Jazz Arena
Errol Linton at The Daffodil
Kansas Smitty’s at The Daffodil
Lucia Cadotsch with Kit Downes, Phil Donkin and James Maddren at Parabola Arts Centre
Zoe Rahman Quintet at Parabola Arts Centre

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Saturday 30 April 2022

Holly Thomas at Hotel du Vin
Imelda May and Ronnie Scott’s Big Band at Henry Westons Big Top
James Bay at Henry Westons Big Top
Gregory Porter at Henry Westons Big Top
Nu Civilisation Orchestra at the Jazz Arena
Lady Blackbird at the Jazz Arena
Nubya Garcia at Cheltenham Town Hall
Jordan Rakei at Cheltenham Town Hall
Cherise at The Daffodil
Kansas Smitty’s at Cheltenham Town Hall
Dave Douglas and Joey Baron at the Jazz Arena
The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at Parabola Arts Centre
Neil Charles: Dark Days at Parabola Arts Centre
Shake Stew at Parabola Arts Centre
Graham Costello’s STRATA at Parabola Arts Centre
Invisible, Real by Faye McCalman at 106 Promenade
BAM! Babies’ Adventures in Music at Discovery Space
Family Sing with Juliet Kelly at Discovery Space
Adriano Adewale: A World of Sound and Percussion at Discovery Space

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Sunday 1 May 2022

Showcase: Elles Bailey and Georgia Cécile at the Jazz Arena
Tom Odell at Henry Westons Big Top
Double Bill: Adeline and Lola Young at Henry Westons Big Top
Saving Grace ft Robert Plant and Suzi Dian at Henry Westons Big Top
Electric Lady Big Band at the Jazz Arena
Gary Bartz and Maisha at the Jazz Arena
Penguin Cafe at Cheltenham Town Hall
PP Arnold at Cheltenham Town Hall
Mulatu Astatke at Cheltenham Town Hall
Kansas Smitty’s at The Daffodil
Emma Smith at The Daffodil
Paul Dunmall with Matthew Shipp, Joe Morris and Gerald Cleaver at Parabola Arts Centre
Iain Ballamy with Rob Luft, Huw Warren, Conor Chaplin and Will Glaser at Parabola Arts Centre
Mike Westbrook: The Uncommon Orchestra: On Duke’s Birthday at Parabola Arts Centre
Laura Jurd Ensemble at Parabola Arts Centre
Invisible, Real by Faye McCalman at 106 Promenade
Jazz Babies with Holly Thomas at Discovery Space
Jazz Kids with Alex Woods at Discovery Space
Grace Savage Beatbox Champion! At Discovery Space

Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Monday 2 May 2022

Jamie Cullum at Henry Westons Big Top
Seun Kuti and Africa 80 at Henry Westons Big Top
Gabrielle at Henry Westons Big Top
Family Concert – YolanDa’s Band Jam at the Jazz Arena
Moses Boyd at the Jazz Arena
Brian Jackson at the Jazz Arena
Myra Melford Quintet at Parabola Arts Centre
Bonfire Radicals at Discovery Space
Brass Blast! At Discovery Space

Event

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2022

Dates

Wednesday 27 April to Monday 2 May 2022

Times

Times vary per event

Admission

Prices vary per event

Telephone

(01242) 850270

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