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Sadly, we’re announcing that the 2021 Watford Jazz Junction will not take place as planned.
 
With so many restrictions in place for venues, musicians and audiences it’s become impossible to envisage the wonderful Spring programme we had planned.
 
We will 100% be back 19-22 May 2022, with Emma Smith and Shri and our fabulous free fringe. Plus we'll be adding in NYJO, Jelly Cleaver, Archipelago, Sam Sharp, Tomorrow's Warriors and loads more. Full programme to be announced January 2022.
 
Look out for 2 special concerts on 30 October 2021 and 12 February 2022.

As always, stay connected. And thank you for your ongoing support.

2021 LINE-UP

*CANCELLED DUE TO COVID*

SHRI

DRUM THE BASS

 EMMA SMITH

A PORTRAIT OF ELLA

PLUS

DJ STYLE-IST / CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET / NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA / PURCELL SCHOOL FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS / ST ALBANS MODERN JAZZ QUARTET / THE TEN BELLS RAG BAND AND MANY MORE...

 

A new programme will be announced in January 2022

 
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FESTIVAL TICKETS:

ON SALE EARLY 2022

INTERIM GIGS: REGISTER BELOW NOW

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 30 Oct, 19:30
    Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK
    Acclaimed pianist Chris Ingham brings his quartet to town with a one-off performance celebrating the Jazz of Dudley Moore. The show has been wowing national audiences back since 2017 and we’re so excited they’ve been persuaded to bring the music of Dud to our festival.
  • 12 Feb 2022, 19:30
    Pump House Theatre & Arts Centre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK
    Acclaimed saxophonist Tony Kofi brings the explosive music of Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley to Watford
  • 19 May 2022, 19:00
    Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JZ, UK
    A one off concert at the Watford Palace Theatre featuring the acclaimed talents of Shri Sriram, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and special guests (tba).
  • 22 May 2022, 13:00 – 23:30
    Villiers Road, Villiers Rd, Oxhey, Watford WD19, UK
    The final event of our 2022 festival, this will be a free all day fringe event for all the family across the pubs of Oxhey Village. Featuring more than a dozen gigs, this walking-friendly musical tour will get all toes tapping to jazz, blues and more.
  • Time is TBD
    The Purcell School, The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey WD23 2TS, UK
    Watch a drumming masterclass with renowned jazz drummer George Double. Young musicians from Purcell and across the county will pick-up tips and techniques from George, in what is guaranteed to be a fun and interactive event open to all.
 
 

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A family-friendly festival celebrating the very best of local talent and musicians from further afield.

 

The Watford Jazz Junction is founded as a community interest company with inclusion and live music at its core.

 

Our roots are in jazz but we venture further; we believe music moves and connects us all.

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ACCOMMODATION

SPECIAL FESTIVAL RATE

 

We're delighted that Hilton London Watford are offering bed and breakfast for a discounted rate of £70 throughout the festival period.

 

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