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2020 Herts Jazz festival

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Ronnie Scott's Allstars
Friday October 9
8:00 -10:30pm

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of one of the world's most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the road to celebrate the 'Ronnie Scott's Story'.

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and...

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Rory Ingham's "Wakey Blakey"
Saturday October 10
12:00 - 1:00pm

"Wakey Blakey” is a new band playing the music of “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers” but with the lesser known Sextet line up. This project demonstrates hard-bop with a frighteningly fresh feel; the music is wildly high-energy and unbelievably swinging. Featuring some of the...

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Daniel Casimir Trio in the bar
Saturday October 10
1:15 - 2:15pm


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Art Themen's Gener-8
Saturday October 10
2:30 - 3:45pm

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Derek Nash's Picante
Saturday October 10
4:15 - 5:30pm

Born from a library music album of compositions co-composed by leaders Derek and British Jazz Award-winning guitarist Dominic Ashworth, Picante is a Latin band that takes flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings with their unique...

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Darius Brubeck Quartet
Saturday October 10
8:00 -10:30pm

In November of last year, the DBQ returned to Poland 60 years after the classic Dave Brubeck Quartet became the first American jazz group to play there in 1958. Darius and his musicians reprised that original multi-city tour and a live recording will be forthcoming....

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Herts Youth Jazz Ensemble
Sunday October 11
11:30 -12:30pm


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Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble
Sunday October 11
1:00 - 2:00pm

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Mike Gorman Trio in the bar
Sunday October 11
2:15 - 3:15pm


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Winston Clifford and Friends
Sunday October 11
3:30 - 4:30pm

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Liane Carroll
Sunday October 11
5:00 - 6:15pm

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Simon Spillett Big Band
Sunday October 11
8:00 -10:30pm

Award-winning saxophonist Simon Spillett brings his all-star Big Band to Bishop's Stortford to celebrate the life, work and legacy of Tubby Hayes, who played at the Rhodes way back in 1964.

In 2015, Simon Spillett published a biography of Tubby Hayes ‘The Long Shadow of...