|Final countdown to Wigan International Jazz Festival 2013
Dutch Swing College Band
JAZZ acts from around the world will converge on Wigan this week as the town’s premier music festival returns.
The 28th annual Wigan International Jazz Festival kicks off on Thursday (11 July) and includes a world class itinerary over four days, including performances from Igor Butman Big Band and the Dutch College Swing Band.
Sponsored by Manchester Airport, the festival takes place at Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre, with free events in the town centre and Mesnes Park also on the agenda.
Festival Director Ian Darrington said: “I’m delighted that the festival is almost here and am looking forward to welcoming all this year’s acts to Wigan. There really is something for everyone on the programme and I’d encourage people to come along to see some of the talented bands and individuals that we have attracted to the town for this music extravaganza.”
Other star acts appearing at the festival include the Darius Brubeck Quartet with special guest Brandon Allen, the Skelton Skinner All Star Big Band and Give a Little Love Jazz Orchestra with a tribute to the music of Horace Silver.
Budding musicians can also take advantage of improvisation and vocal workshops with Linley Hamilton & His Trio, members of Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and Dana Masters.
The full list of entertainment during the festival can be found at www.wlct.org
Tickets are available at www.quay.it/wiganjazz or by calling 0843 208 0500. There will also be the opportunity to buy tickets on the door.