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THE WATFORD JAZZ JUNCTION MUSIC FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE ACROSS WATFORD
19–22 MAY 2022.

We're in loads of venues across the town putting on some amazing shows including Shri Sriram featuring Dennis Rollins, the Emma Smith Quartet, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra featuring Tim Garland, Jelly Cleaver, Archipelago, the John Etheridge Trio, and Tomorrow's Warriors.
 

Tickets on sale below with rates for under-16s, students and early bird specials.

We can't wait to see you all in May!

SHRI SRIRAM & DENNIS ROLLINS NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA EMMA SMITH QUARTET ILARIO FERRARI TRIO GEORGINA JACKSON JOHN ETHERIDGE TRIO ARCHIPELAGO SAMUEL SHARP JELLY CLEAVER BEATMAKERS PERCUSSION WORKSHOP WITH GEORGE DOUBLE JOHN WATSON PIANO MAN TOMORROW’S WARRIORS WITH SULTAN STEVENSON MARK KAVUMA JO HARROP

Plus our Jazz Steps Fringe Festival
with The Ten Bells Rag Band, Dollis Brook Potato Slappers, All That Jazz, Bistro Jazz, Özge Iskit, Mara Ashton, Brassbound, John Watson Trio, Neil C Young Trio, The St Albans Modern Jazz Quartet, Cornelius Corkery Trio,
and more.

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FESTIVAL TICKETS
19–22 MAY 2022 
ON SALE NOW

We have a range of tickets for our shows including special prices for under-16s, students and early bird rates.

You can buy tickets for individual shows,
a bundle deal for our 2 headline shows, or a festival wide pass.

Jazz Steps Around Oxhey Village
is free to all.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL WITH THE TONY KOFI QUINTET
    12 Feb, 19:30
    Watford Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK
    Acclaimed saxophonist Tony Kofi brings the explosive music of Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley to Watford
  • WHOLE FESTIVAL PASS
    19 May, 07:00 BST – 22 May, 23:00 BST
    Watford, Watford, UK
    Buy a ticket to attend all our live shows 19-22 May 2022.
  • GALA CONCERT with SHRI & NYJO
    19 May, 19:30
    Watford Palace Theatre, 20 Clarendon Rd, Watford WD17 1JZ, UK
    Our opening night gala concert at the Watford Palace Theatre starring the acclaimed talents of Shri Sriram featuring Dennis Rollins MBE, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra featuring Tim Garland and special guests the Ilario Ferrari Trio.
  • HEADLINE SHOWS BUNDLE TICKET
    19 May, 19:30 – 20 May, 23:30
    Watford Palace Theatre & The Blue Check, Watford, UK
    A bundled ticket to attend both of our headline shows, with Shri & NYJO on 19 May at the Watford Palace Theatre, and for the Emma Smith Quartet on 20 May, at the Blue Check Restaurant for the special price of £30.
  • JOHN WATSON: PIANO MAN BUSKS
    20 May, 11:30 – 13:00
    Watford High Street, Watford WD17 2NW, UK
    Catch some live jazz whilst shopping! John Watson, Piano Man, performs on Watford High Street from 11.30am-1pm on Friday 20 May.
  • BEAT MAKERS: STUDENT WORKSHOP
    20 May, 16:00 – 17:30 BST
    The Purcell School, Aldenham Rd, Bushey WD23 2TS, UK
    Watch (and participate) in a drumming masterclass with renowned jazz drummer George Double.
  • EMMA SMITH'S JAZZ HANG
    20 May, 20:00
    Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High St, Bushey WD23 3DH, UK
    An intimate jazz concert in the company of Emma Smith and her quartet, with a bistro menu and full bar available, featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald.
  • CONNECT WITH SOMETHING NEW
    21 May, 14:30 – 17:00
    Watford Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK
    A drop in concert featuring Archipelago, Jelly Cleaver, and Samuel Sharp
  • TOMORROW'S WARRIORS
    21 May, 21:00
    Steinbeck and Shaw Nightclub, 127 The Parade, Watford WD17 1NA, UK
    Join Tomorrow's Warriors for a jazz takeover club night in the heart of Watford.
  • JAZZ STEPS AROUND OXHEY VILLAGE
    22 May, 13:00 – 23:00
    Villiers Road, Villiers Rd, Oxhey, Watford WD19, UK
    The finale event of our 2022 festival, is 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.
  • JOHN ETHERIDGE BLUES EXPLOSION
    22 May, 20:00
    The Rifle Volunteer, 36 Villiers Rd, Oxhey, Watford WD19 4AJ, UK
    Join us for our final show of the festival featuring a double bill with guitar legend John Etheridge, with his acclaimed trio, plus a performance from singing sensation Jo Harrop. Expect an exciting & absorbing night.
 
 

WATFORD JAZZ JUNCTION

CONNECT WITH SOMETHING NEW

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, mental well-being and live music at our core.

We believe music connects us all.

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ACCOMMODATION

A SPECIAL 2022 FESTIVAL RATE

We're delighted that Hilton London Watford will be offering special rates during the festival period. Come back in Feburary 2022 to book!

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