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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024: Get with the beat 

Posted by Cassie on 02/28/2024 (Updated 02/29/2024), Category: Article
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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2024: Get with the beat 

1st-6th of May 2024

This May, all corners of Cheltenham will come alive with the swinging sounds of the beloved jazz festival. With just a month to go, it’s time to start planning your itinerary. Be this booking out rows in the Big-Top, lounging in Montpellier Gardens, or burning the midnight oil at Hotel Du Vin, we’re here to guide you to the must-see moments of Cheltenham Jazz 2024.

 


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Headline Highlights

Elaine Del Mar – Wednesday 1st May @ Hotel du Vin  

With her powerful voice and polished stage presence, Ronnie Scott’s regular, Elaine Delmar, performs the highlight tracks of her career in this intimate venue, for a uniquely personal show.

 

Sophie Ellis Bextor – Sunday 5th May @ Big Top  

In the wake of the recent reboom of hit track ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’, we can expect a sell-out show, so get in fast with tickets!

 

UB40 – Monday 6th May @ Big Top 

UB40 bring the sounds of Birmingham-born reggae to the Big Top, featuring hit tracks ‘Food for Thought’, ‘Red, Red Wine’ and ‘One in Ten’.

 

Bettye LaVette featuring Gregory Porter with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra – Saturday 4th May @ Big Top  

Catch two jazz legends on the same stage alongside the acclaimed Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for a doubly memorable night of Big Band classics.

 

Gregory Porter – Monday 6th May @ Big Top 

Once again Gregory Porter gifts the Cheltenham Jazz Festival with valuable support as curator and dulcet tones as a world-renowned performer. This year he brings an exciting repertoire full of twists and turns on his bestselling songs and jazz classics.

 

Free Events – ‘Around town…’

There’s no need to splash the cash to experience the Jazz Festival… the ‘Around Town’ programme hosts free performances showcasing local talent all week long.

 

 

 

Main Around Town Venues:

  • The Free Stage @ Montpellier Gardens. This is the centre of free events during the jazz festival, with a packed set list of top-quality soloists and ensembles daily.

 

  • The Sober Parrot – A trendy, charity-run, alcohol-free cafe and evening music venue.

 

  • The Frog and Fiddle – A grungy pub on the lower high street with a great venue space.

 

  • Bottle of Sauce – A beloved neighbourhood pub bringing great food and great music under one roof.

 

  • The Tavern – A prominent pub in Cheltenham’s music scene, hosting regular open mic nights and live bands.

 

  • Cheltenham Promenade and High Street – This year, the music is taking to the streets too!

 

  • Discovery Space – An unreserved venue on the main Festival site in Montpellier Gardens

 

Late night

Hotel Du Vin

This free-entry, not-so-secret Jazz Festival after-party and jam session runs from 10pm-late (and we mean late) from Friday 3rd May – Sunday 5th May at Hotel du Vin. Featuring the talented jazz students from Birmingham Conservatoire, the jam session and vibrant atmosphere frequently attract main stage performers to pay a visit.

 

Young Talent

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival creates invaluable opportunities for rising talents to gain performance experience and exposure. Audiences flock to hear the fresh sounds of the younger generation and catch a glimpse of where jazz is heading.


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See for yourself at the following:

GS Collective, featuring 15 of Gloucestershire’s young emerging artists – Friday 3rd May 7:45-8:30 pm @ Free Stage

 

Birmingham Conservatoire and Siena and Hamburg Exchange – Saturday 4th May 11 am @ Parabola Arts Centre

 

Jazz it Up: Schools – Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 10am-1:30pm @ Free Stage

 

Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Ensemble – Sunday 5th May 3-4 pm @ Free Stage

 

Gloucestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra – Sunday 5th May – 5-6 pm @ Discovery Space

 

Upgrade your Cheltenham Jazz Festival experience with luxury accommodation just a few steps away from the heart of the festival, Montpellier Gardens.

24 Montpellier Spa Road – A bright, spacious 1-bedroom flat with views stretching over Montpellier Gardens.

Glensanda – Listen to the hustle and bustle of the Festival from the private garden of this luxurious 4-bedroom property, situated on the edge of Montpellier Gardens.

Discover your stay

Every home has a complete 3D tour. Take your time exploring so you can book with confidence.

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Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £98 p/n

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18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

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Glensanda

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Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

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39 Rodney House

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Allocated Parking
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39 Rodney Rd, Cheltenham GL50 1HX, UK

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Allocated Parking
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Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

Saint Margaret

2 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Off-road
765 sq/ft

5 saint margaret road cheltenham gl50 4dt

From £115 p/n

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Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
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Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

Elizabeth House Flat 6

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
808 sq/ft

Elizabeth House, 3 Lansdown Cres, Cheltenham GL50 2JY, UK

From £88 p/n

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