2012 Herts Jazz Festival dates announced for Welwyn Garden City

Guitarist Martin Taylor appearing at the first Herts Jazz Festival [Picture: Melody McLaren]

Guitarist Martin Taylor appearing at the first Herts Jazz Festival [Picture: Melody McLaren]

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DATES for the 2012 Herts Jazz Festival in Welwyn Garden City have just been confirmed.

The second music festival of its type will take place from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16 at Campus West in WGC.

For the first time it will be supported by Arts Council England.

Following on from the successful inaugural festival last August – it received a rare four-star review in The Times – organisers have booked a line-up of the very best in British and European contemporary jazz.

This year’s programme features acclaimed guitarist Martin Taylor, Troyka, pianist Zoe Rahman, the European Jazz Ensemble, Herts Jazz Club patron and British jazz legend Stan Tracey, Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins and many more.

Festival artistic director Clark Tracey said: “After the fantastic response to the music and the venue from the audiences in 2011, we’ve planned a really strong programme for 2012 of great jazz. We can’t wait!”

Tickets are available for the whole festival, Saturday, Sunday or individual gigs.

A weekend festival ticket costs £90, £80 for Herts Jazz members and £40 students.

Day tickets are £55 for Saturday, £50 for club members and £25 students.

Sunday tickets are £45, £40 for members and £20 students.

Early-bird discounts of £10 for the entire festival and £5 for day passes are available for tickets purchased before June 1.

These tickets will be available from March 31.

Tickets will be on sale at www.welhat.gov.uk/cw and at the Campus West box office on 01707 357117.

For more information about the festival go to www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk – click on the link above right.

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