It may be a little later than usual, but JAZZ RE:FEST is back for 2015 and the countdown is now very much on. Let us start by giving you a brief overview of the whole event and what to expect…
I would hope by now, that everyone reading this will know about JAZZ RE:FEST and that this year’s event is happening at the Royal Festival Hall (The Clore Ballroom), Southbank on Sunday September 20th 2015. But for those of you who don’t know, here’s the rundown.
In 2013, we realised an ambition that was burning a hole in our to do list for a number of years. We established JAZZ RE:FEST. We had often played with the idea of putting on a larger event or mini-festival, an event that embraced the Jazz re:freshed philosophy of creating a platform for underexposed artists deserving of recognition and mixing them with more established acts.
When we did the first JAZZ RE:FEST we quickly realised that this was the beginning of something special that could grow into something bigger and 2015 sees JAZZ RE:FEST take another step forward with a change of venue – the world renowned Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank London. Once we secured the venue, we made the massive decision make this year’s event free entry… YES, FREE ENTRY!!!
Now, we could be considered mad for such a decision and you’d probably be right, however we felt that in order to achieve our overarching objective in exposing as many people as possible to the music, artists and culture that we passionately support, we had to make it as accessible as possible – and nothing’s more accessible as free, right?
We also wanted to make JAZZ RE:FEST family friendly and accessible to all age-groups, so we switched from a night-time event to a daytime format – although, there will be an after-party for those of you that want to continue the party into the night, hosted at Bar Topolski’s literally 30 seconds from RFH for an after-party.
Even though this year’s JAZZ RE:FEST is free to enter, it goes without saying that we will not be compromising on the quality of the line-up. This year, as with every year and with every event that we put our name to, we have put together a sterling collection of artists, musicians and deejays.
E Double D
Man vs Wife
Hosted by Motet
PLUS, as always we have music, art and fashion for sale courtesy of UNITED 80.
Here’s the key info…
Sunday 20th September 2015
The Clore Ballroom – Royal Festival Hall London SE1 1
2PM – 7PM
JAZZ RE:FEST AFTER-PARTY
150-152 Hungerford Arches,
Concert Hall Approach,
London SE1 8XU
7pm – 12am
Tomorrow, the countdown continues…