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The fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival takes place between 13th – 27th November 2018. 

 Artistic Director, Roslin Russell, comments: Every year we celebrate Jazz and this year we go further to celebrate women in Jazz, global connections in Jazz and tributes to the masters of Jazz.

With this being our fourth Cambridge International Jazz Festival It also continues our developing mission to advocate and celebrate talent and excellence in Jazz. Whether it’s established masters, or rising talent or the London Jazz scene, there is a place for everyone in this year’s programme. Within a fortnight in mid-November Cambridge will host over 60 events, with 72 artists, 428 musicians and thousands of audience members. One of the key themes that we have been developing over the past few years is both the contribution and leadership of Women in Jazz. From headliners to debutants, concerts to workshops this year’s programme is a proud celebration of the creativity that female artists have given to Jazz.”

The festival opens at Junction 2 on Tue 14 Nov, with Liane Carroll & Ian Shaw with support from the London Gay Big Band. These two vocalists have four BBC Jazz Awards between them and open the festival with the excellence and inclusivity that makes Jazz a truly universal genre.

Having opened the festival with a multi award winning female Jazz vocalist, pianist and composer, its only fitting and proper that we close the festival with an internationally celebrated Jazz vocalist and composer, Madeleine Peyroux, who will be at theCambridge Corn Exchange on 27 Nov.

From gypsy Jazz with award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis, Drum’n’Bass inspired Jazz from drummer, composer, and producer Richard Spaven, church organ Jazz that raises our spirits and soothes our souls with ECM signed artist Kit Downes to family-friendly shows with Groove Baby’s Groove Into Space featuring The Brass Funkeys – there is always there is something for everyone!

With support from our Festival partners and sponsors, Brewin Dolphin Cambridge International Jazz Festival are pleased and proud to present legendary national and international stars, stars of today and stars of tomorrow with mainstream, leading edge and cutting-edge music.

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