Ilkley Jazz Festival will be running from 15th to 19th August 2018 this year, for their 5th and biggest festival yet. They have 29 acts, including Alina Bzhezhinska, Beverley Beirne and Esther Bennett, performing in over 10 venues around the town, including Monkmans Bistro and The Ticket Office Bar. The other big news is that this year is that they are commissioning a suite of music to celebrate 5 years of Ilkley Jazz Festival and Ilkley in general. It will be based on the landscape of Ilkley, with collaborations with some Ilkley artists and the composer Jamil Sheriff.
The event has grown annually since its humble beginnings and remains a firm favourite in the Ilkley Summer Festival, which runs through the whole of August. The tickets for this years events (Many are free of charge) are now on sale (Friday Evening Tickets – £18, Saturday Tickets – £35 & Weekend tickets for all events in the Winter Gardens – £50) Tickets are available at the Ilkley Visitor Information Centre. Contact: 01943 602 319 or you can just call in.