Live on the Cornhill

Free jazz all day on Saturday 27th June 2020, 10 to 4pm. (Yes, free. No charge!)

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH.

Enjoy a whole day of live jazz on Ipswich Cornhill. If you want, bring your chairs and a picnic. We are showcasing a wide range of different styles of top-quality contemporary jazz funded by Arts Council England, Ipswich Borough Council, Ipswich Central and Ipswich Vision. Come for the whole day or just drop by to have a listen. It’s all completely free and open to all.

Useful information

  • Car parking: Nearby short stay car parks at Crown Car Park on Claude Street, Elm Street and Cromwell Square. Long Stay and Blue Badge information is available from www.ipswich.gov.uk.
  • Toilets: Next door in Ipswich Town Hall.
  • Refreshments: From the food stalls, Ipswich Market, Town Hall café, nearby pubs and cafes or bring your own.
  • Seating: Limited seating is available, so feel free to bring a folding chair.

Saturday 27th June 10:00–11:00am

Bigger Than Home

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

We’re kicking off the day with this three piece nu-jazz band from Ipswich. Influences are taken from Fusion, Jazz, Funk, and Rock to create a unique cinematic sound. Alex Coombes, guitar, Jack Sunaway, bass and Tim Norman drums. Free Admission.

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Saturday 27th June 11:15–12.15pm

Motuz Group

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

Motuz Group is a great example of the exciting new style of jazz being created by young musicians, with a ground-breaking and inspirational quartet. The artistes met while studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Notable influences are contemporary dance, classical music, jazz and free jazz improvisatory formats. Free Admission.

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photo by Belinda Hay
photo by Belinda Hay
Saturday 27th June 12:30–1:30pm

Rosina Hepburn Quartet

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

Rosina Hepburn Quartet led by the really fine singer Rosina Hepburn. With a sound and style that conjure the golden age of jazz, Rosina Hepburn and her band pay homage to the divas who packed Carnegie Hall, Mister Kelly’s and the Village Gate, celebrating the Great American Songbook immortalised by Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Chris Connor, and Anita O’Day. With her unmistakable voice and vintage glamour, Rosina breathes new life into standards, whether fiery swing, heartfelt ballads or the coolest jazz and blues. Enjoy! Free Admission.

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Saturday 27th June 1:45–2:45pm

Jazz Dynamos

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

Jazz Dynamos take well known songs from the 1970s and ‘80s, transforming them with a mix of jazz, bossa, and samba – occasionally all at the same time! Their unique set of original, contemporary jazz arrangements includes hits by, amongst many others, Dolly Parton, Madonna, U2, Police, a-ha, Britney Spears, Spandau Ballet, and Human League.

Regularly playing sold-out shows at major London venues such as Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs, this will be their Ipswich debut. Free Admission.

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Saturday 27th June 3:00–4:00pm

AlinaHipHarp

Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH

We close the show with internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska, who has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass), Adam Teixeira (drums) and Joel Prime (percussion). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her new quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s free form jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms. Free Admission.

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What’s On

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