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Local and international stars to take to the stage at Dundee Jazz Festival

The 2015 festival drew a large crowd.
The 2015 festival drew a large crowd.

A range of local and international artists are set to perform at this year’s Dundee Jazz Festival.

The line up for the annual event has been announced, featuring a wide selection of musical genres and acts.

As well as traditional jazz, blues rock, hip-hop and swing will also be on the cards at venues across the city centre.

Highlights include double MOVO award winning saxophonist and rapper Soweto Kinch at The Reading Rooms and Dundonian Gordon McNeil at the Dundee Rep.

Agnese Daverio, festival producer, said: “We are delighted to invite so many great international and local musicians to play in Dundee, from the likes of American Nikki Hill and Aaron Diehl to Dundonians Gordon McNeil and Vardo.

“We’re also very excited about our new collaboration with the Reading Rooms, and our return to the Rep for the late jazz night session. The Gardyne Theatre remains our core venue with its great acoustics, comfortable seating and easy parking. This year we’re presenting more activities in the city centre with the aim to grow the festival further in the years to come.

“We’re hoping to engage with a wide range of people from the local community, from older generations to younger music fans, hence our programme is very varied and presents a different flavour every night – from edgy sounds by rapper/saxophonist Soweto Kinch, to rootsy rock by Nikki Hill and classic jazz tunes from the swing era presented in the Story of Swing by the Scottish Swing Orchestra.

“As jazz is a term that umbrellas over many different styles of music, we are presenting Jazz in the Ferry, an afternoon packed of great music, during which eight bands will be taking the stage across five venues, and where audiences can freely roam between sites with a rover ticket.

“This event is also great for those who are not quite sure whether jazz is for them or not, as it gives them the opportunity to explore and sample different genres at once.”

The event takes place from November 16-20.

Tickets are available online or through the city box office, with some bookings available through individual venues.

 

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