The Darlington Jazz Festival returns this weekend – what to expect

The DARLINGTON Jazz Festival returns this weekend with performances at Central Hall (Dolphin Centre) and Number One Bar.

April 30 is International Jazz Day, so it’s only fitting that Darlington will experience jazz concerts at venues downtown.

This Friday, April 29, the Durham Alumni Big Band is ready to entertain with the first half of the concert celebrating tunes from the war years with updated arrangements such as A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Flying Home, A Foggy Day and In the Mood.

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The Durham Music Service Big Band will begin the evening at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost £10 and are available at the Dolphin Center or by calling 01325-388406.

Darlington’s Matt Roberts will perform the music of Miles Davis from noon this Saturday at Number One Bar with support from Calvert & the Old Fools. The event is free but donations are appreciated.

The last Darlington Jazz Festival was held in 2019, due to the pandemic, and this year coincides with the Darlington Food & Drink Festival, so there will be no shortage of things to do in Darlington this weekend.

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