Hull Jazz Festival 28th Summer Edition, 16 – 18 July 2020 – first shows on sale now

We’re back with the 28th Summer Edition of Hull Jazz Festival from 16th – 18th July 2020. The full programme will be announced in May but the following shows at Hull Truck Theatre are on sale now.

Fans of Lady Day are in for a treat on Thursday 16th July, when vocalist David McAlmont makes a welcome return to Hull with Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall. Inspired by Billie’s legendary 1956 concert, David tells her extraordinary life story and performs his interpretations of some of her best-loved songs.

We celebrate another of the jazz world’s greatest female voices on Friday 17th July with the Kate Peters Big Band and The Songs of Ella Fitzgerald. First put together to celebrate the centenary of Ella’s birth in 2017, this joyful show includes favourite songs from across Ella’s career.

Our Friday double bill continues with Tony Kofi 5tet’s Portrait of Cannonball Adderley, a loving celebration of one of the 20th century’s jazz giants with a special guest vocal spot from Vimala Rowe. From his first sessions as a bandleader in 1955, to his work with Miles Davis and the soul-jazz of the late 1960’s, the group takes us on a trip through Cannonball’s explosive music.

Our Saturday triple bill starts with Alina Bzhezhinska Hip Harp Quartet, an innovative new project from renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska. Using harp, electronics and loop pedals, Alina pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators including Alice Coltrane, Dorothy Ashby and Sun Ra. Vimala Rowe joins the quartet in Hull as special guest vocalist.

Early evening on Saturday, we welcome multi-instrumentalist and Jazz FM Live Experience of the Year Winner Orphy Robinson with his all-star celebration of Van Morrison’s classic album Astral Weeks. Some of the UK’s top jazz players join Orphy to reinterpret the magic combination of jazz, folk and soul influences that make the album such an enduring favourite.

And we bring Saturday to a close with the Binker Golding Quartet. They’ll be performing original compositions that reflect everything from straight-ahead jazz to grime and soul music, departing significantly from Binker’s work to date with multi-award-winning duo Binker & Moses and with pianist Elliot Galvin.

If more than one show takes your fancy, you can make the most of our special festival ticket deals:

Festival 3 for 2 Saver: book tickets for any three shows at Hull Truck Theatre and get the cheapest one free.

Festival Friday Saver: See both Friday shows at Hull Truck Theatre for £30 (students and under-26s £10)

Festival Saturday Saver: See all three Saturday shows at Hull Truck Theatre for or £36 (students and under-26s £15)

(Only one offer applied per order. Offers not available online)

Tickets are available from Hull Truck Theatre online, in person at the box office or by calling 01482 323638.