10pm The Ferret FREE


Join us in the Ferret for a very special evening of hot jazz led by London-based gypsy jazz band Latchepen, featuring Matt Holborn on violin with Kourosh Kanani, Jeremie Coullon on guitar and Simon Read on bass. The band will be joined by the woodwind player Giacomo Smith, the founder of Kansas Smitty’s House Band, who have played at Ronnie Scott’s, the Royal Albert Hall and the Lincoln Center and were last year nominated as one of the best bands in the UK at the Jazz FM awards. This is a rare chance to see some of the best jazz musicians in the country playing the music of the swing era and bringing it alive for modern audiences.

The Festival is sponsored by the Arts Council, the University of Central Lancashire, the Faculty of Culture and the Creative Industries and the Creative Arts Development Group. We are partners with the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival, the Preston Caribbean Carnival and Making a Mark and we are supported by Preston City Council. (c) 2021 Preston Jazz and Improvisation Festival.