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Music - Jazz, from 20 Sep 2019

Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project

Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project


Yet again we have another 3 exciting days of jazz for you to enjoy and there’s a tremendous finale to each evening!

There are lots of new performers amongst the line-up, however one constant face since the festival started in 2003 has been the compere and multi award-winning reeds player Alan Barnes.

Alan will be celebrating his 60th birthday this year by bringing together twelve amazing UK musicians. He has commissioned world class trombonist Mark Nightingale to write 13 charts for the 12 piece big band of tunes written in 1959 (60 years ago!) by, for example, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Horace Silver and Duke Ellington. That should bring Friday to a stirring climax!

Saturday night’s finale should get everyone on their feet-Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project.

Jeremy sings and plays piano – has seventeen instrumentalists and singers, a great spectacle on the Grand Hall stage.

Sunday night sees what promises to be a perfect finish to the festival: Legendary ‘musician’s musician’ guitarist Jim Mullen has brought together the ‘Volunteers’ an All Star nine piece band who play jazz with hints of blues, soul, funk and rock.

The festival takes place 20 – 22 September 2019 in Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall.

The line-up, with more names to come is:
Alan Barnes + 11
Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’
Clark Tracey Quintet
Dave Newton
Freddie Favita Quartet
Jam Experiment
Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project
Jim Mullen’s Volunteers
John Law Quartet
Kate Peter’s Big Band
Liane Carroll
New Jazz Extempore
Sam Rapley’s Fabled
Tony Kofi & The Organisation

Save £10! Earlybird Weekend Tickets are just £90 until Sunday 31 March 2019

Day Tickets: £50, £21 (Student)- Artist performance days to be announced shortly.

Session tickets will go on sale on 1 July (Subject to availability)

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 20 Sep 2019 12:30 to 23:00
Sat 21 Sep 2019 12:30 to 23:00
Sun 22 Sep 2019 12:30 to 22:30



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South Bay,
Foreshore Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2HD



See location of Scarborough Spa on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 044878  Lat: 54.27530 Long: -0.39705

By Road:
Follow signs into Scarborough Town Centre then follow further signs to South Bay. The Scarborough Spa is situated to the South of Foreshore Road.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality