This summer The Mostly Jazz Festival will be bringing two days of well, mostly jazz music to the beautiful surroundings of Moseley Park, Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th July 2010.
The Mostly Jazz Festival is the UK’s newest jazz festival and the only, open air, one-site festival, exclusively dedicated to contemporary jazz, funk and soul.
The inaugural year will be headlined by the Sun Ra Arkestra and Courtney Pine. Other confirmed artists include Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, Cymande All-Stars, James Taylor Quartet, Mercury Prize nominees Polar Bear, Portico Quartet and Led Bib, and Birmingham jazz legend Andy Hamilton & The Blue Note.
The festival will have two stages side by side, the second of which will feature up and coming talent. On the Saturday The Yardbird, Birmingham’s jazz and funk parlour, has selected The Fantastics!, Lizzy Parks, Nick Pride & The Pimptones, The Getup and Groove Cartel. Birmingham Jazz will take over with some of their favourite acts on the Sunday, including Sara Colman, Moon Unit, Chris Bowden Trio, TG Collective Trio, MC3 and Beebe.
There will also be films, artist talks, music workshops, jazz dance performances, live comedy and spoken word. On the Saturday there will be a big screen for the football fans who want to watch the World Cup between acts.
Tickets are now on sale. Adult day tickets cost £28.50+bf and weekend tickets cost £48.50+bf.
For more information about The Mostly Jazz Festival and the full line-up please visit www.mostlyjazz.co.uk.