ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

A warm welcome to 2016's Jazz Weekender; a three-day event featuring the finest UK and international artists.


Now in our 3rd year, we're once again bringing a flavour of London's Soho jazz vibe to Norwich city centre. We've eleven great shows taking place over three days at EPIC Studios, Norwich Playhouse and OPEN's Club Room - three great city-centre venues that crucially provide the all-important intimate jazz experience.
In addition to a diverse programme that includes Swing, Big-Band, Bebop, Cuban / Congolese Fusion, Soul, Funk and Contemporary Jazz styles, this year's event also provides students and patrons with opportunities to get involved, featuring instrumental and vocal workshops with four of the festival artists, and late-night jazz jam sessions taking place at Platform 12 Piano Bar.

Watch the promotional video!
Featuring a cool soundtrack from one of this year's featured bands (Resolution 88) our festival promo video is available to view here.
Buying tickets
Tickets for all shows can be purchased via our gig listings or direct from the venues (details below). Please be aware that online purchases attract a small administrative charge.

EPIC Box Office
112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, NR3 1JD
Tel: 01603 727727
Online: www.epic-tv.com/events

Norwich Playhouse Box Office
42-58 St.George's Street, Norwich, NR3 1AB
Tel: 01603 598598
Online: www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk

OPEN Box Office
20 Bank Plain, Norwich, NR2 4SF
Tel: 01603 763111 (Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm)
Online: www.opennorwich.org.uk

Platform 12 Piano Bar
12 St Benedicts Street, Norwich, NR2 4AG
Tel: 01603 666112
Admission: Free

Sunday Day Passes are available and great value at 70 each, effectively giving you a show for free! Availability is limited however, and are only available to buy until 6pm on Friday 2nd September. 2-Show Deals are available to buy in advance for Friday 2nd at EPIC and Saturday 3rd at OPEN; and priced at 120 the Festival Pass gives you 25% off all of the shows across the three days. To obtain a festival pass please contact Simon Brown by email, but hurry - this offer is only available until the 31st July.

A word of thanks

Norwich Jazz Club gratefully acknowledge the support of Hatch Brenner Solicitors - without which the Jazz Weekender would not have been possible. We'd also like to extend our thanks to Cookes Pianos of Norwich for providing us with a Yamaha grand piano for all of the shows taking place at OPEN, to Anglia Elite Banqueting Hire for supplying the tables at EPIC Studios, and to The Garden HQ for supplying the picnic benches at OPEN. Finally we're grateful to CARS Europe for their support of Resolution 88's show at OPEN.