Summer Jazz in South West London
The Battersea Jazz Festival will take place from the 15th-17th July and will celebrate both the incredible and diverse talent of the London jazz scene, as well as the wonderful settings and community that Battersea has to offer. The festival will feature a wide range of acts, ranging from swing bands, to cabaret acts, to bebop, and original material. All events will be free of charge for all audience members in order to make the weekend as inclusive as possible and welcoming to newcomers to jazz. Venues will include, but will not be limited to, upstairs at the Prince Albert pub, the Magic Garden on Battersea Park Road, and the wonderful riverside setting of St Mary’s Church, Battersea, where there will also be the world premiere of an original “jazz mass” on the morning of Sunday 17th.
Here’s the schedule, subject to change:
Friday 15th July, 19:30-21:30: upstairs at the Prince Albert pub.
Saturday 16th July, 13:00-17:00: Jazz in Battersea Square with 4 fantasic groups.
Saturday 16th July, evening: currently unconfirmed but hoping to host a jam session at Room 43 on Lavender Hill.
Sunday 17th July, 11:00: Jazz Eucharist at St Mary’s Church, Battersea
Sunday 17th July, 15:00-17:00: The Magic Garden pub. This is a huge outdoor venue, full of very community-minded people, so a great way to finish the festival.
Visit https://www.batterseajazzfestival.co.uk for the most up to date lineup.
There will also be collections in aid of the Battersea Summer Scheme at the performances. The Battersea Summer Scheme (BSS) is the principal project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel (BCPP) and organises a number of events in the holidays for children in Battersea.
As this festival will be completely free for all audiences, Battersea Jazz Festival will rely on external funding to make the event happen, which includes your own generosity. Whatever amount is raised from this page will go to the festival, and therefore any money that you donate will go towards paying the musicians at a fair rate, venue hire, publicity and travel costs, and the funding of potential outreach projects connected to the festival.
Any donations are more than welcome to help bring this exciting project to life!