Marlborough International Jazz Festival

17th July 2010

The weekend of the 10/11th of July saw the Marlborough International Jazz Festival lift off with a great card of performers. We had been invited to attend by main sponsors UK Jazz Radio. The Sunday Telegraph wrote “each year the excuisite market town of Marlborough becomes a mini New Orleans!”…We couldn’t agree more, the whole town seemed captured by the event.

MJF had over 20 locations where listeners were able to enjoy a huge variety of different jazz genres. There were well over 100 groups, bands and performers ranging from famous touring stars to up and coming youngsters, including the Saxophonist Alec Harper who won the DAWKES Best Solo Performer award.

Alec, a third year student at Guildhall, is pictured here with Brian Soundy from UK Jazz Radio and our very own Lizzie Sambrook. The panel of judges included famous jazz cornetist Digby Fairweather and the overall level of performers was incredible. Thanks to UK Jazz Radio the performers were given an excellent opportunity to perform which will consequently lead on to further gigs and exposure.

We took a nice selection of Yanagisawa, Selmer, Mauriat and others to the show and were pleased to see some of our current customers both performing and dropping by for a chat.

Lizzie & Matt – Dawkes Sales Team