Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival

The Crown Hotel



9PM – 11PM DODGY JAMMERS – We don’t put ourselves in any particular genre, so we call our music fast paced rock based funky punk stuff.


4PM – 6PM THE TJQ – Perform original compositions and unique arrangements of Swing, Smooth Jazz and Latin classics.

6PM – 8PM PASTRY SHOES – A welcome return for their mix of jazz standards to modern pop.

9PM – 11PM BAXTER – The musical duo of Hayley Strangelove and Paul Senior bringing us their usual blend of quirky covers and ridiculous banter!


1PM – 3PM JAM JAR BLUES – They aim to bring traditional and contemporary Blues tunes to all and sundry, giving music, history, humour and audience participation with varied sets.

4PM – 6PM ANNIE LONG – Popular jazz and blues singer Annie is back again at The Crown Bar with her talented band, this year featuring stunning guitarist Keith Singleton, versatile reeds player John Padfield and bass player Brian Hall.

7PM – 9PM BARRELHOUSE JUKES – 3-piece acoustic blues and roots band. We play our own interpretation of Blues, Jazz with a West Coast feel thrown in for good measure.

9PM – 11PM THR33 – Fronted by friend of the festival Nick Steed. THR33 bring back their unique and engaging take on Blues in a perfect way to round off the day in The Crown Bar

12PM – 2PM FRANK GRIFFITH TRIO – As a renowned jazz saxophonist and clarinettist, Frank Griffith has been performing for over 40 years, primarily in New York and London.

3PM – 5PM KEVIN HASSETT’S REDUX – A quartet with a growing reputation for providing innovative, accessible jazz-based entertainment for North West audiences.

7PM – 11PM B.D. LENZ – Featuring the amazing Kim Cypher on sax. Mix together the styles of Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, and Stevie Ray Vaughn and you have the recipe for contemporary jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz. Expect a show of supreme quality.


2PM – 4PM STEVE OAKES QUARTET – Featuring Steve Oakes on guitar, Ed Kainyek on alto and soprano saxes, John Sandham on bass, and Tim Franks on drums. Performing a mixture of standards, original compositions and interpretations of pieces.

4PM – 6PM TREE KATZ – The best Jazz and Blues has to offer including instrumentals from this quality trio.

6PM – 8PM ACOUSTIC ANARCHY – Making their debut at the Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival this year and play a wide range of tunes for all tastes.




2PM – 4PM LONG STRUNG CREATURES – Their music is a varied palette that includes classic blues, rock at times with hints of country and jazz.

PM – 6PM MALPRACTICE – A bunch of naughty boys who should know better. Our mission… To bring Feelgood to the people from Harecastle Delta to the Bathpool Jetty. RnB on steroids.

6PM – 8PM CRY BABY AND THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE BOYS – We are a 5-piece rhythm and blues outfit. We play festivals, pub/club gigs local and far and wide, we really do love what we do, you will see that at any of our performances!

9PM – 11PM BLOZONE – Formed in 1996 these ‘Local Heroes’ have been entertaining audiences with their mixed flavour of Soul, Motown, STAX and popular songs across the UK.




1PM – 7:30PM CHRIS BEVINGTON AND FRIENDS – A full programme featuring Ritchie Dave Porter, The John Angus Band and of Course The Chris Bevington Organisation.

9PM – 11PM JUKE JAM – A 6-piece band playing a floor-filling mix of ska and soul, guaranteed to get audiences on their feet and dancing!


1.30PM – 2.30PM ANDY BOOT – Plays a solo set of acoustic guitar numbers taking in everything from Gypsy Jazz through Blues to modern songs.

3PM – 5PM THE JAKE LEG JUG BAND – Bring you the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime – and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.