ISLE OF BUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
All site content copyright © Bute Jazz 2016. All Rights Reserved. The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is a registered charity and operated by: ISLE OF BUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL LIMITED Company No. SC350693 Charity No. SCO28601 Registered office: 2 Hunters View, 34a Ardbeg Road, Rothesay, PA20 0NL.
30 years of Live Jazz on the beautiful Isle of Bute
The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival began in 1988 and has been staged annually on the first weekend of May. Due to the refurbishment of Rothesay Pavilion, the next festival is being scheduled for May Bank Holiday 2020.
The first Festival in 1988 was a modest affair with only six bands, and the organisers held their breath to see if anyone would come to a small Scottish island with little tradition of jazz (although big dance bands certainly played regularly at Rothesay Pavilion in the 1950’s and 60’s). Happily enough fans turned up that first year to encourage another venture the following year, and the Festival has continued to grow in reputation and stature ever since.
Some very well known jazz names featured on the programme over the next few years – Acker Bilk, Monty Sunshine, Martin Taylor, Tommy Smith, Andy Sheppard, Carol Kidd, The Temperance 7, and The London Community Gospel Choir amongst others, and the Festival attracted top class UK and international bands in mainly the Traditional New Orleans idiom. The Festival continues to support young jazz musicians and community based music.
Many thanks to the “Friends of The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival” who have so generously supported the Festival over many years.
If you’d like to support the Jazz Festival you can download our “Friends Application Form”
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Print out the form and and fill out the form and send it to the address indicated.
We look forward to seeing you at this years event.
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The Isle of Bute Jazz Festival
is organised by the
Isle of Bute Jazz Festival Ltd.
The Festival is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
Company No. SC350693
Scottish Charity No. SCO28601
2 Hunters View
34a Ardbeg Road
Isle of Bute PA20 0NL
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