Lincoln Cathedral to host jazz music festival

Lincoln Cathedral will be hosting a wide-ranging jazz music festival - the only one of its kind to be held in a major UK cathedral. The Lincoln Jazz Festival 2023 will be taking centre stage in the 11th-century cathedral between Friday, July 14 and Sunday, July 16.

Organisers Lincoln Jazz hopes it will make for a celebration of a diverse range of jazz music and continue a musical tradition that has been 'played across the centuries'. Vocalist Clare Teal will be kicking off the weekend, followed by performances by celebrated guitarist Martin Taylor MBE and saxophonists Tim Garland and Paul Booth.

Pianists, trumpeters and a trombonist, festival art director Dennis Rollins MBE, will also take to the stage. There will be a special service performance by the Paul Booth Quartet and the Cathedral choir under musical director Aric Prentice and performances by county-based bands including Djanco, the Jazz Machine Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Sounds Easy Big Band.

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Tickets are available from the Cathedral's website and are priced at £110 for the full weekend. There will also be day tickets - £30 for Friday and £50 each for Saturday and Sunday - as well as tickets for Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.

It is not the only musical show to be held at the historic site in the coming months. Tribute bands to both art rocker David Bowie and rock outfit Fleetwood Mac will be performing by candlelight throughout June.


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