Hull Jazz Festival

24 to 26 July

The Hull Jazz Festival Summer Edition 2014 opened on Thursday 24 July with Matthew Smith's Eclectic4 Acoustic, with a unique sound encompassing jazz, soul, pop, blues and world music.

The Festival continued on Friday 25 July with a sold out show featuring the glamour, swing and wonderful close harmony singing of The Honeybirds, bringing some of the fantastic music of the swing boogie era to life. Friday night concluded with an incredible performance by Django à la Creole, an amazing fusion of Gypsy swing, creole and blues featuring Evan Christopher on clarinet and Don Vappie of the Creole Jazz Serenaders on banjo and violin.

Saturday 26 July kicked off with a breathtaking show from two of the country's best known and most loved guitarists, Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum, followed by a sold out show with Jay Phelps and Soweto Kinch. Saturday night wrapped up with the hit of Freedom Festival 2013, Last Train to Skaville, getting the whole of Hull Truck on its feet and playing high energy ska hits from the Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, Prince Buster, Madness, The Specials and much more.

Each night also featured fantastic local artists performing in the foyer on the Giant Steps stage, with Kingstown Blues Band on Thursday 24th, Kingston Swing on Friday 25th andthe Kris Wright Trio on Saturday 26th.




What's on

Matthew Smith's Eclectic4 Acoustic
24 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
The Honeybirds
25 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Django a la Creole - Featuring Evan Christopher & Don Vappie
25 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Mike Walker and Stuart McCallum
26 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Jay Phelps and Soweto Kinch Quartet
26 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre
Last Train to Skaville
26 Jul at Hull Truck Theatre