Some of the country's best jazz artists will come together in August for the Drayton Court Jazz Festival in Ealing .

Following the success of last year’s festival, the event has been extended to three days and will feature well-known bands.

It was set up by the founder of Ealing Jazz Festival, Dick Esmond, in response to Ealing Council's cuts to the event he set up 30 years ago in the Plough Inn in Northfield Avenue.

The council had capped its spending at £72,000 due to the "poor" attendance for the three days it chose to cut.

Dick decided to set up a new jazz festival in Ealing last year, where more than 500 music lovers turned out for the one-day event.

He said: “The Drayton Court line-up for this year is as good as ever and brings home the amazing jazz talent based in Ealing”.


Friday August 18:

  • Nigel Fox and Peter Hughes, 6pm
  • Frank Griffith Quintet, 7,15pm
  • Nigel Fox and Peter Hughes, 8.15pm
  • Nick Mills' Blue Note Project, 9pm

Saturday August 19

  • Jack Honeyborne and Mark Rose, 1pm & 3pm
  • Chris Hodgkins Quintet, 2pm
  • Matt Wates Sextet, 3.45pm
  • Max Brittain and John Coverdale, 4.45pm, 6.30pm & 8.15pm
  • Ken McCarthy Quintet, 5.30pm
  • Andrew Butcher and Butcher's Brew, 7.15pm
  • Liz Fletcher and Marc Parnell Makeway Project, 9pm

Sunday August 20

  • Peter Cook Quintet, 12pm
  • Alan Berry and Mike Durell, 1pm & 3pm
  • Bernard Bloom's Bloomsbury Broadcasters, 2pm
  • Winston Morson's Off The Cuff, 3pm
  • Ken McCarthy and Phil Berry, 4.45pm & 6.30pm
  • Jack Honeyborne and Company, 5.30pm
  • Dick Esmond's Sound of 17 big band, 7.30pm


Tickets: Admission is free.

Date: Friday August 18- Sunday August 20

Where: The Avenue, West Ealing, London, W13 8PH

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