When Kamasi Washington released The Epic in 2015 it reached number one in iTunes Jazz charts around the world. It has made him a torchbearer for the new generation and one of the biggest names in jazz right now.

His music is scattered with elements of hip-hop, classical and R&B music, all major influences on the young saxophonist and bandleader. Since The Epic he has collaborated with influential artists such as Kendrick Lamar, John Legend and Run the Jewels, and made tour stops including Glastonbury, Coachella and now Cheltenham.

An extravagant love letter to (among other things): soul, jazz, John Coltrane (various periods) and 1970s fusion leaders like Miles Davis and Weather Report.

Pitchfork on ‘The Epic’


Henry Westons Big Top

The Henry Westons Big Top is a purpose built, 1300 seat venue situated at the heart of Jazz in the Gardens. Constructed in the classic style of a circus big top, the arena is fully lined and offers tiered seating. High quality sound and lighting production enhance the Festival experience inside this atmospheric jazz venue. Each year, the Big Top and Jazz Arena venues play host to a vast array of acclaimed headliners and rising stars throughout the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

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*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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