Thrill Collins

Thrill Collins

Saturday 4 May

Jazz It Up: Schools

Free Stage
10.30am – 1pm

Don’t miss this annual Free Stage highlight, featuring the best of Gloucestershire school jazz bands.

10.30am Back in Black, The Cotswold School
11am CLC Jazz Band
11.30am Marling Big Band
12pm Denmark Road Jazz
12.30pm Cheltenham College Big Band

The Joey Bill

Cambray Place Stage
12 – 12.45pm

Influenced by soul, local five piece band The Joey Bill perform a mix of originals and covers to kick things off at our Cambray Place free stage.

Lindsay Martin Group

Cambray Place Stage
1 – 1.45pm

The Lindsay Martin Group are a five piece, vocal lead jazz band taking inspiration from the performers and songwriters of the Great American Songbook.

Decca Recommends: Amahla

Free Stage
1.40 – 2.40pm

Singer-songwriter Amahla taps into an era before her time to create vintage-inspired soul music. Her exceptional voice and songwriting has brought her to recently play at the Jazz Cafe, Roundhouse and Royal Albert Hall.


Cambray Place Stage
2 – 2.45pm

Tunehead are a saxophone led band playing funky, jazzy grooves by legendary artists such as Herbie Hancock, Ronnie Jordan, Freddie Hubbard, Average White Band, Steely Dan and others.


Cambray Place Stage
3 – 3.45pm

LEAH ‘s journey through soulful anthems are both chilling and inspiring. Her huge and powerful vocal is accompanied by a tight, funky four piece band. Her debut EP In With The In Crowd will be released in May.

Rosie Tee

Free Stage
3.05 – 4.05pm

Birmingham’s Rosie Tee is a composer and performer bridging the gap between genres. With her quartet, she fluctuates between classical orchestration, jazz-infused grooves and electronic samples.

Late Night Juice

Cambray Place Stage
4 – 4.45pm

Cheltenham local Late Night Juice bring their eight piece powerhouse playing an eclectic mix of funk and soul covers that never fail to get you grooving.

Special Festival Guests!

Free Stage
4.30 – 5.30pm

Get yourself a seat to hear a swinging set from a mystery artist from our main programme.

Argle Bargle

Cambray Place Stage
5 – 5.45pm

Argle Bargle is a nine-piece, high-energy pop ensemble whose music fuses catchy melodies and witty lyrics with funk guitar riffs, jazz harmonies and ska beats.

RBC Township Band

Free Stage
7 – 8pm

This band regularly features at Eastside Jazz Club, the home of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Jazz Department, playing for the ‘African Sketchbook’ themed night. Expect popular South African melodies and music of Abdullah Ibrahim.

Chloe Et Al

John Gordons

Chloe Et Al are a jazz and soul duo based in Bristol. They combine the unique and distinctive vocals of Chloe Payne-Cook, with the deft and soulful guitar work of Alastair Toms.

Thrill Collins

Free Stage
8.15 – 9.15pm

Festival favourites Thrill Collins return for their tenth anniversary of performing as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival to bring their three-piece acoustic skiffle party band, rearranging well-known pop songs with epic results.

Ben Cipolla And The Nouvelle House Band Feat. Grove

Cosy Club

Join us for some fantastic live music from up and coming singer songwriter Ben Cipolla and the Novelle House Band with special guest singer Grove performing a blend of neo-soul and R&B.

Tropical Tea Party Takeover

Bottle of Sauce

Join the team from Tropical Tea Party featuring The Fontanas, Camo Clave and DJ Hiphoppapotamus as they takeover Bottle of Sauce to create a unique night of live music and DJ sets with a splash of audience participation and a totally tropical twist.

Echo Juliet DJ

Free Stage
9.30 – 10.15pm

DJ Echo Juliet, aka Emily Jones can be seen DJing regularly in Brum’s various venues, at Algoraves and festivals including the British Music Embassy at SXSW in Texas, Mostly Jazz and Funk & Soul. She combines jazz with funk, soul R&B, afro and latin beats.

Late Night Jam Sessions

Hotel du Vin
10.30pm till late

The party carries on late into the night at our free jam sessions. Expect some surprise collaborations with our house band from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.