Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival is back for three days bringing some big-name musicians to town.

The festival, which runs from Friday May 31 to Sunday June 2, will see events held at the Rat & Ratchett in Chapel Hill and Small Seeds in Castlegate.

Showcasing a blend of British talent coupled with an American virtuoso, this event promises to be a celebration of jazz excellence and will be testament to the diversity and dynamism of the jazz guitar genre.

This year’s line-up boasts an impressive array of performers, including British jazz icons Jim Mullen and Gary Potter along with the Charlie Christian Collective, Adrian Ingram and ex E.L.O and Wizzard keyboard player Bill Hunt.

Adding an extra dose of excitement is esteemed American guitarist Randy Johnston, who, with his unique blend of bebop, blues and contemporary flair, is set to deliver an unforgettable performance that will resonate with jazz enthusiasts and music lovers alike.



The festival isn’t just about spectating; it’s also an opportunity for budding musicians and jazz aficionados to engage in workshops, jam sessions and collaborative performances.

Local artists will have the chance to shine alongside their esteemed counterparts, showcasing their talent and passion for jazz guitar.

Festival organiser Darren Dutson Bromley said: “We’re thrilled to bring together such a talented line-up of musicians for this year’s festival.

“It’s a testament to the vibrant jazz community here in Huddersfield. Whether you’re a seasoned jazz fan or new to the genre, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Founded with a vision to elevate the artistry of jazz guitar, the festival has become a cornerstone of Huddersfield’s cultural fabric, drawing both artists and enthusiasts from all around the UK.

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