Valentines jazz festival at the Castle Theatre

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A Valentine’s jazz festival returns to The Castle in Wellingborough this weekend.

Starting the weekend in style will be the venue’s regular expert band, Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends featuring Trevor Whiting and special guest Simon Spillett – former UK jazz sax player of the year.

They will play on Friday at 8pm. New Orleans Heat will then take to the stage the following day at 12.30pm recreating the music of the crescent city, through their love of hard driving, old style New Orleans style Jazz.

Continuing the celebrations into the evening will be Bev Pegg and His Good Time Jazz Band performing great traditional and classic jazz from 8pm.

Featuring the cream of London’s jazz scene, Dave Hewitt’s Condonians will bring the festival to a close on Sunday at 12.30pm freewheeling top quality Dixieland jazz in the style of the legendary Eddie Condon.

Tickets to each performance cost are £12.50.

A special Valentines jazz season ticket is available for £40 for all four performances. Book via 01933 270007 or visit www.thecastle.org.uk.