A music review: How wonderful was the Wycombe Jazz Festival/


After much anticipation, the Wycombe Jazz Festival has arrived and delivered on Sunday 5th June.

Organized by the Catch22jams, the audience rose in the hundreds as many people from all walks of life attended the event at the Wycombe Arts Centre.

From listening to some of the best jazz sounds, to taking part in workshops, to eating at some of the many food stalls, it was truly a day to remember.

The afternoon session was equally amazing as we heard music from bands and musicians such as Sloth and The City, Kymani Charles, Annette Burrows, House Jazz Ensemble, George Jack and The Constant Rhythm Garden Machine .

The evening session saw local prodigies in Harry Bennett and Soraya Ray show off their skills, while Ensemble MLN continued to show their immense caliber and Yakul performed a brilliant set.

Jamiroquai’s Matt Johnson closed the festival by performing tracks from his new album, With the Music, which was sure to get the crowd going.

A Cacth22jams spokesperson said, “We were really pleased with the turnout.

“We hope to bring back the Wycombe Jazz Festival for 2023 as the town needs jazz in the community and people seem to want it.”

Back on the streets with Live After 5 at Pauls Row

Organized by HWBIDCo, the busking is back in Wycombe with their Live After 5 venture at Pauls Row.

It is positioned as an opportunity to play in the street for local musicians, to exercise their talents.

Virtually all musicians will have a small fee to cover costs.

The facility will be outdoors in the center of Pauls Row, and there will be a gazebo in case of rain and heat, with a portable sound system.

The hours are from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and the musician can organize his own performance program during these four hours.

It will take place on the following dates:

  • friday july 1st
  • Saturday July 2
  • Thursday July 7
  • Saturday July 23
  • friday july 29
  • Saturday August 13,
  • Thursday August 25
  • Saturday August 27

For more information visit catch22jams on Facebook and Instagram and for any questions contact [email protected].


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