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Debenham Jazz Festival - MAY / 5 / 2017

Debenham Jazz Festival (5/6/7th of May 2017) is happening for the first time this year, but it’s no amateur show! The man behind the festival, Bob Kerr, is a well known figure within the jazz scene and beyond, and has been running the ‘Stradbroke Jazz Festival’ for 14 years. A recent move to the village of Debenham sees the move of the festival too.

Bob Kerr has been touring with his own band ‘Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band’ for nearly half a century and still tours to this date. Kerr is also very well known for his time in bands such as ‘The Temperance 7’ and ‘The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band’, -the latter who had hits such as Monster Mash, Urban Spaceman and My Pink Half of the Drainpipe. He also fronted ‘The New Vaudeville Band’ with which he performed their no.1 hit on Top Of The Pops, ’Winchester Cathedral’.

The Debenham Jazz Festival sees a brilliant line-up of superb jazz music from East Anglia and beyond. There are currently 11 bands confirmed for the weekend, with a great variety of styles. It is largely due to Kerr’s brilliant field knowledge and musical connections that we will see a festival with such a variety of talented musicians on our doorstep.

The festival takes place at the Debenham Community Centre, over 5th, 6th and 7th of May 2017. A great venue with room for both seating and dancing, as well as additional seating areas for chilling out.

The venue also offers secure camping facilities at the rear of the building for those that wish to 
do so (Local B&B’s are also available). There will be a full bar and food outlets serving freshly prepared hot and cold food throughout the festival.

Over the weekend we’ll see a host of some of the finest musicians East Anglia has to offer.

Including: Nicola Farnon Trio, Tad Newton & Jazz Friends, John Petters, Spats Langham, Rosie

Val & the Cambridge Jazz Company, as well as Norfolks hottest Dixie Mix and of course Bob Kerr and his Whoopee Band, plus many more!

For Full line-up, ticket information, camping details and more, head over to the festival Website There is a special ‘Early Bird’ offer of discounted tickets if bought before April 5th. It looks like the festival will sell out, so don’t delay getting your tickets in. You can also find the festival on Facebook and Twitter, -look out for promotions through those as well.

5/6/7TH OF MAY 2017

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