Aberdeen Jazz Festival attracts record attendances
We're so pleased to share that our second festival of 2017 has reported a huge upsurge in ticket sales and audience figures.
Aberdeen Jazz Festival, which took place from 15-19 March, is celebrating record attendances with over 6500 people enjoying concerts all over the city as well as the free event Jazz On The Green. Ticketed attendances exceeded 3,750; a 38% increase from 2016. Sales also hit record levels, up 100% from last year, and over £55,000 for the first time.
Audience feedback to this year’s programme has been very positive, with special praise for Curtis Stigers’ show at His Majesty’s Theatre and Canadian trumpeter, Bria Skonberg. Listening audiences enjoyed atmosphere at the iconic Blue Lamp jazz club and club audiences made a beeline for Renegade Brass Band and Ibibio Sound Machine.
The artistic quality of the festival was also excellent. The producers were particularly thrilled by the Duke Ellingon’s Sacred concert at St Machar’s Cathedral curated by Pauline Black; James Brandon Lewis’ outstanding trio and the triple blues bill headlined by Gerry Jablonski.
Jazz On The Green was blessed with largely dry weather and marvellous performances. More than 2,600 people attended in the course of the afternoon. Roll on Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2018!