Announcing the first annual Burton Jazz Festival 24th and 25th August 2013

The National Brewery Centre is pleased to announce the launch of the first Burton Jazz Festival to be held on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.

With over 20 great acts in three different venues, this event will really put Burton on the Jazz Festival map. The weekend includes The Clare Teal Quartet on Saturday night and Alan Barnes with The Ben Holder Quartet on Sunday Night.

 Clare is now one of Britain’s most loved jazz recording artists and she has the enviable accolade of being awarded what was at the time (and may still be) the biggest recording deal offered by Sony to a British jazz singer. Known as the UK’s very own Queen of Swing – she celebrates the music of her heroines, the leading lights of the jazz and big band world Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Doris Day and many of their illustrious contemporaries.

Multi-award winning, multi-instrumentalist Alan Barnes is quite possibly the UK’s most popular jazz musician, composer and performer particularly noted for his saxophone playing with a plethora of bands including several of his own. Alan Barnes will be backed by the hi-octane violin & vocal talent that is Ben Holder with his band (Jez Cook – guitars, Paul Jefferies – bass & Dave Wilkes – drums). Award winning Ben has a huge following in Burton and the surrounding Midlands

Between midday and 6pm on both days over 20 other bands will be performing in three venues around The National Brewery Centre including its 250 seat capacity permanent marquee. With a late night jazz jam on both days – there will more than enough jazz to satisfy even the most committed fans.

This event is being staged in association with Paul Jefferies – following the success of ‘Jazz on Tap’ monthly club nights at The National Brewery Centre. Paul has a wealth of experience in the organisation of major Jazz events including a five year association with The Oxford Jazz Festival.

Paul comments ‘I am really proud to be associated with this brand new exciting festival. We are bringing a brilliant range of musicians and jazz styles to this fantastic venue in Burton, celebrating the story of jazz from early rag time and Dixie through the ‘Bops’, Funk and Blues and then bringing the festival right up to date with some fine contemporary and straight ahead jazz music. Family friendly and aimed at entertaining a wide ranging audience – this will be a superb event’.

Ticket prices will be:-

  • One day Roamer Tickets £14 adult, £7 child (3-16yrs) or £35 family of four ( 2 adults and 2 children)
  • One day and evening roamer ticket £25 adult, £18 Child (12 -16yrs)
  • Two day and two evening roamer ticket £45 per person
  • One evening concert only £18 adult, £12 child (12-16yrs)

A 10% ‘Early Bird’ discount will apply to these prices for bookings made before the end of July 2013.

Mike Stickland, CEO of Planning Solutions Ltd who manage The National Brewery Centre, says ‘We are very pleased to be launching this major new event and believe that it will become one of the major regional Festivals renowned not only for attracting top-class acts  but also, given the nature of the attractions at The National Brewery Centre, – as ‘The Family Friendly Jazz Festival’

For more information please see and  

or e-mail or call Paul Jefferies on 07710 545555 or The National Brewery Centre on 01283 532 880 

Press Release ends.


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