This special Hull celebration culminates with the world premiere of jazz violinist Matt Holborn’s new suite Here, inspired by Hull’s history, people and sense of place and commissioned as part of Hull Jazz Festival’s Kickstart Commissions programme.
Six of the city’s finest artists open the double bill with a programme of new music, spoken word and classic soul and jazz covers inspired by Ray Charles, Nina Simone, Etta James and Tom Waits to name a few.
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