Bude - Cornwall

Bude Jazz Festival

The Bude Jazz Festival has been going for 34 years and is one of the best known Jazz Festivals in the UK.

It is held in the small and unspoilt seaside town on Cornwall’s beautiful Atlantic Coast which now hosts one of Britain’s leading jazz festivals.

The music on offer ranges from blues and ragtime to mainstream and bop with an especially rich choice of old-style New Orleans and classic jazz.  Alongside Britain’s finest jazz musicians are featured quality acts from overseas with many more new young musicians from the international scene.

There are some half a dozen indoor venues, all within easy walking distance of each other. These venues include pubs, hotels, halls and clubs with comfortable and informal surroundings that help to create Bude Jazz Festival’s friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There is also a parade and outdoor busking around the town.

Performers currently confirmed for 2024

  • Alan Barnes & John Hallam with the Craig Milverton Trio
  • Amy Roberts & Richard Exall with the Craig Milverton Trio

  • Bude Jazz Buskers

  • Bude Street Parade

  • Cadillac Xpress

  • Chris Newman Solo Piano

  • Dart Valley Stompers

  • Dave Vaughan Swingtet

  • Golden Coast Big Band

  • Ian Bateman’s ‘Its Trad, Dad’

  • Ian Bateman’s ‘Louis Armstrong All-Stars’

  • JazzMain Quartet

  • Jeremy Huggett’s Jazz & Boogie Band

  • John Hallam & Amy Roberts with the Craig Milverton Trio

  • John Hallam with the Simon Latarche Trio

  • John Maddocks Jazzmen

  • John Shillito's Riviera Ramblers

  • Jools & the Jazzaholics

  • Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants

  • La Vie en Rose

  • Martin Dale Quartet

  • Martin Dale Trio Plays ‘Jobim’

  • Mike & Mel, the Swingsters – Swing Dance Lessons

  • Milverton Legacy Band

  • Neil Maya Quartet

  • Nick Ward's Jelly Roll Quartet

  • Nick White/Trevor Whiting Quintet

  • Pedigree Jazz Band

  • Pedigree Jazz Band – Praise Indeed

  • Pete Allen Jazz Band

  • Quartet playing around the town

  • Richard Exall Quartet - Goes Getz

  • Richard Leach/Kevin Grenfell’s Slide By Slide

  • Roaring Twenties

  • Roger marks & Arthur Brown's West Country All Stars

  • South Devon Big Band

  • Swervy World

  • Swervy World Strolling Band

  • Swing Commanders

  • The Jake Leg Jug Band

  • The Vintage Jazz Collective

  • Three Good Men

  • Trudgeon's Trad Jazz Troubadours

  • Warren James Skiffle Group

  • Windy City Weatherbirds





Bude Jazz Festival 2024

Bude Jazz Festival