Adannay, Natasha Seale, SK Shlomo

Adannay, Natasha Seale, SK Shlomo

Sunday 5 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 Brookfield Jazz Band
11am Balcajazz, Balcarras School
11.30am Sir Thomas Rich’s School Jazz Band
12pm St Peter’s Jazz Band
12.30pm Pate’s Grammar School Big Band

Funky Business

Cambray Place Stage
12 – 12.45pm

Funky Business will be performing originals with a combination of favourites from the likes Bruno Mars and Stevie Wonder to keep the crowd singing.

Stolen Chocolates

The Brewery Quarter Stage
1 – 1.45pm

Gloucestershire based Stolen Chocolates play jazz and blues tunes. Their aim is to find, arrange and play great songs and have some fun whilst doing so.

The Sandwich

Free Stage
1 – 1.45pm

The Sandwich are a young, vibrant group of musicians, composers and arrangers from Chichester, specialising in creating their own brand of fusion jazz.

Wilkins / Harris

Free Stage
1.30 – 2.30pm

This captivating piano-vocal duo bring together influences from folk, classical and jazz music to create mesmerising wordless landscapes, virtuosic improvisation and heartfelt songs.

Sorry Grace

Cambray Place Stage
2 – 2.45pm

Sorry Grace are a recently formed group from Birmingham taking inspiration from jazz with a combination of blues, hip hop and indie.

Rory McNeill

The Brewery Quarter Stage
2.15 – 3pm

Rory McNeill is a jazz singer-songwriter whose rich, baritone voice combines with his lyrical storytelling to present nostalgic but refreshing original music.

Shems Bendali Quintet

Free Stage
2.45 – 3.45pm

Shems Bendali Quintet perform music from their recently released new album, rooted in an open and adventurous jazz tradition and focusing on the flow energy in its many forms.


Cambray Place Stage
3 – 3.45pm

Local trio TREE // HAUS deliver a burst of catchy melodies and groove inspired by the likes of Tom Misch, fresh from their latest release My Time (feat. Watercolours).

Joanna Cooke

No. 131

With a voice dripping with soul and the songs to match, Joanna Cooke is the real deal. BBC Introducing Devon called her voice ‘soulful and epic’.

Albino Frogs

The Brewery Quarter Stage
3.30 – 4.15pm

This five piece band from the South Wales Valleys deal out their quirky original songs. Think Steely Dan and Average White Band grooves and instantly hummable melodies.

RBC Sextet

Free Stage
4 – 5pm

Everyone’s a band leader at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Jazz Department. Here’s an example of a contemporary jazz sextet led by one of their senior students.

Mustard Brass Band

Cambray Place Stage
4 – 4.45pm

Get ready for high energy New Orleans secondline brass band music. Hailing from Bristol, Mustard Brass Band brings together some of the city’s finest jazz, funk, soul and hip hop artists.

The LM Project

The Brewery Quarter Stage
4.45 – 5.30pm

Inspired by Prince, Led Zeppelin and Esperanza Spalding, expect colourful soundscapes and catchy lyrics from Louie Miller and her jazz pop band.

The Rosa Gray Band

Cambray Place Stage
5 – 5.45pm

The Rosa Gray Band are a unique, feelgood, upbeat outfit blending jazz and pop with a strong soul vibe. With sassy original songs and great showmanship, they are guaranteed to get you dancing.

Natasha Seale And Sam Montero

The Strand

Singer-songwriter and former West End leading lady Natasha Seale leads her new swing and samba outfit – a breezy acoustic duo with keyboard and voice. Expect Natasha’s burnished sound, 1950s vocal jazz and infectious Latin grooves.

Lady Nade

Free Stage
5.15 – 6.15pm

Lady Nade is a blues, soul and folk-influenced singer and songwriter from Bristol, performing a set of original songs. Combining modern soul and rootsy pop, she throws in flairs of jazz and blues.

Charlton Blues Kings

The Brewery Quarter Stage
6 – 6.45pm

From 50’s Chicago rhythms to West Coast jump blues and modern West Coast swing, The Charlton Blues Kings are a five-piece rhythm and blues powerhouse serving up vintage, up-tempo music.

Josh Schofield Quartet

Free Stage
6.30 – 7.30pm

An exciting emerging saxophonist and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire graduate, Josh Schofield has recently completed a tour across the UK with his quartet as part of the Jazz Promotion Network’s Emerging Talent Scheme.

Speakeasy Sunday

The Botanist
7.30pm till late

Get into the 1920’s Speakeasy spirit at The Botanist with specially crafted cocktails, dance classes and live music and DJ sets from The Rhythm Remedies, The Easy Rollers and JazzJiveSwing. Dressing up highly encouraged!


Free Stage
7.45 – 8.45pm

Adannay is an alternative pop/soul singer songwriter from south London, with a focus on vocal harmony and storytelling.

SK Shlomo

Bottle of Sauce

Looking back on collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Bjork and Damon Albarn, electronic singer-songwriter SK Shlomo blends his innovative live-looping and record-breaking beatboxing with epic synths, crushingly honest lyrics and lush electronic layers.

Georgia And The Vintage Youth

Free Stage
9 – 10pm

Having grown up to a mix of soul, motown and reggae, 23 year old Georgia has since formed her own band to create her own music. With numerous radio plays under her belt already, her track Glory was recently selected as record of the week for BBC Cornwall.

Ben Cipolla And The Nouvelle House Band Feat. Eleanor Lang

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 Eleanor Lang and her heartfelt and soothing jazz vocals.

Late Nights At The Tavern

The Tavern
10.30pm till late

Check out the best up-and-coming acts at one of Cheltenham’s late night music nights. Settle in upstairs at The Tavern for a night of new sounds of jazz and soul from Trampette and Odd Soul.

Late Nights At No. 131

No. 131
10.30pm till late

With cocktail in hand, dive into a night of soulful vocals with Alchemical feat. Aisling Iris to take you into the early hours.

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.

From Our Friends

Suffolks Sunday Market
Suffolk Street; 11am – 4pm
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Vuvoki plus Superlove and more TBA
Frog and Fiddle; 7pm
£6; Tickets: