Hull Jazz Festival has announced it’s postponing its 28th Summer Edition from July 2020 until November 2020.
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve—and following the guidance of government, funding bodies, artists and the wider industry – Hull Jazz Festival is moving its entire programme to the period 11th to 15th November 2020.
All previously announced headliners will appear on new dates in November, including David McAlmont’s Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall; Alina Bzhezhinska’s Hip Harp Project; Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball Adderley; Kate Peters Big Band the music of Ella Fitzgerald; Binker Golding’s Band and Orphy Robinson’s Allstars Astral Weeks project.
A pioneering theatre with a unique Northern Voice, locally rooted, global in outlook, inspiring artists, audiences and communities to reach their greatest potential. We produce and present inspiring theatre that reflects the diversity of a modern Britain. We provide the resources, space and support to grow people and ideas, are an ambassador for our city, a flagship for our region and a welcoming home for our communities. Through our work with schools and local communities we engage with thousands of young people, disabled groups and adults, offering opportunities to participate in the arts, whether as the first step into a career, a way to build confidence and meet new people, or as part of a rounded education. During our Year of Exceptional Drama as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 we welcomed a record number of 108,000 audience members at our home in Hull and on tour around the UK. We were thrilled to work with a wide range of internationally renowned artists and companies to stage 13 home-produced plays, including 7 new commissions. We have announced our ambitious equality and diversity plans as part of our commitment to opening up access to all aspects of the theatre. The animation below details how and why we will be ensuring our doors are well and truly flung open to all. It was developed by the theatre’s Inclusion Action Group.