Free activities at Ipswich Jazz Festival from June 23-25

Performance at The Rep in Ipswich as part of the 2015 Ipswich Jazz Festival. Picture: IAN BUZER

Performance at The Rep in Ipswich as part of the 2015 Ipswich Jazz Festival. Picture: IAN BUZER - Credit: Archant

Organisers have promised a “great weekend” full of music, art, dance and film at Ipswich’s second Jazz Festival.

The event, which last ran in 2015, will return from June 23-25 at venues across the town.

The Back to Basie orchestra, which has been voted best British Big Band at the British Jazz Awards six times, is among the star performers, joining many local artists.

The festival is being sponsored by Kerseys Solicitors, along with Ipswich Borough Council, Arts Council England, Ipswich Town and Waterfront and ColourPlan Print.

Many of the activities are free.

Organiser Neil Bateman said: “It should be a great weekend, with a range of activities and different styles of jazz. There should be something for everybody.

“We are not a commercial venture, but a community activity. For this reason, the support from local businesses and organisations has been invaluable and we are extremely grateful.”

For a programme of events, see here.

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