Jazz and Brass in the Parks 2019

Selected Sundays from June to September 3 – 5pm 2019
Just turn up, bring a picnic and enjoy Jazz and Brass in Cambridge’s beautiful leafy parks!


16th June | Jesus Green

Cambridge Groove Orchestra

Support from Cambridge Jazz Festival Choir
The Cambridge Groove Orchestra is a community big band. They play all types of music written for such an ensemble, from Swing and Jazz to Latin, Funk and Rock.


23rd June | Jesus Green

Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra

Cambridge International Jazz Festival have teamed up with Cambridgeshire Music and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) to form Cambridgeshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (CYJO) as they return for their second successive year performing at Jazz and Brass in the Parks.


21 July | Nightingale Rec

Soham Comrades

Soham Comrades Band was officially formed in 1921 with the amalgamation of the Excelsior Prize Band and the Town Band (formed in 1890). The first bandmaster was Mr Frederick. J. Talbot who was paid the sum of £1 per week for his duties including teaching the younger players. He was to hold this post for around fifty years and under his leadership the band competed in major competitions in venues such as Alexandra Palace, Belle Vue and Crystal Palace. Locally the band was also very successful in various competitions, including the title "Champions of East Anglia", which the band has to date won on fifteen occasions.


25th August | Jesus Green

Caxton Swing

2019 sees Caxton Swing celebrate 20 years of playing together. There is a blend of jazz & blues tunes that covers many decades through to the present day. The band has played extensively around East Anglia and beyond including 3 appearances at the Cambridge Jazz Festival. 


8 September | Cherry Hinton Hall

City of Cambridge Brass Band 

The City of Cambridge Brass Band is one of East Anglia's premier bands and has been delighting audiences in the Cambridgeshire area and beyond since 1900. Equally at home in the concert hall and the village green, we play everything from contemporary art music to Christmas carols. Our vision is to drive a 21st century musical agenda, promoting brass band music as a serious contemporary genre while maintaining the community-focused values of traditional brass band origins.


15th September | Jesus Green

The Brass Funkeys

The Brass Funkeys draw from the traditions of New Orleans with skilled musicianship, rolling from spirited second line revelry to soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk. Reggae, DnB, gypsy, swing and Latin influences are exposed in an eclectic live show revealing a band bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy