Our Bristol office will be getting all funky as it once again sponsors the world-renowned Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival.
Taking place between 15-18 March, the festival includes a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions, an all-star line-up celebrating 50 years of Electric Ladyland plus a host of legendary and rising jazz and blues stars.
Now in its sixth year, the festival has fast become one of the city’s biggest music events. From swing to funk, bebop to blues, gypsy jazz to gospel, soul to rock ‘n roll, the Bristol Jazz and Blues festival never fails to surprise and delight music lovers.
The programme has been designed to appeal to music lovers of all ages and tastes, while over recent years the organisers have successfully grown and diversified the audience considerably.
Mike Lea, senior partner at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office said: “Bristol has a long and illustrious association with jazz which dates back to the ‘50s and ‘60s when a dizzying array of stars including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald regularly played to sell-out audiences at the Colston Hall.
Our sponsorship of this fantastic festival highlights Smith & Williamson’s commitment to supporting the arts locally and we wish the organisers and artists the very best for what will no doubt be a superb few days of live music.”
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