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The line-up for this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival is complete thanks to a very exciting addition.

‘We wanted something special to fill a gap in the Friday afternoon programme,’ said Festival Director Mike Gordon. ‘And I think we’ve got it with the seven-piece band Wild Card.  Their music is dynamic, exuberant and flamboyant appealing to jazz fans and more mainstream music lovers alike.’

Critically acclaimed guitarist Clement Regert's Wild Card is a melting pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude.

Trumpet, sax, trombone, guitar, Hammond Organ, drums, and American vocalist Corina Kwami. should have a tremendous impact in the Spa Grand Hall.

Wild Card have made a name for themselves on the European jazz scene in the last few years and have a residency upstairs at Ronnie Scotts.

‘The disparate genres tumble over one another in a cheerful riot... Great tunes, great musicianship and great fun’

‘A festival highlight - groovacious music purveyed through jazz edginess to an appreciative audience. Wild Card indeed!’ Paul Pace (Booker Ronnie Scotts)

This year’s festival takes place at Scarborough Spa over the weekend of 20-22 September 2019

Earlybird Weekend Tickets are now on sale, priced at just £90 until 31 March 2019.

The line-up, with more to come is:

Alan Barnes + 11

Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’

Bonsai (formally Jam Experiment)

Clark Tracey Quintet

Dave Newton

Freddie Gavita Quartet


Jeremy Sassoon’s Ray Charles Project

Jim Mullen’s Volunteers

John Law Quartet

Kate Peter’s Big Band

Liane Carroll

New Jazz Extempore


Sam Rapley’s Fabled

Tony Kofi Quartet

Wild Card

Tickets can be purchased via Scarborough Spa’s Box Office *(01723) 821888 and  

Earlier Event: September 17
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Later Event: September 20
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