Project information

Marlborough International Jazz Festival

To promote jazz as part of the performing arts and by so doing to bring cultural, social and economic benefit to all who are involved

July 2012 - July 2012

Charity information

Marlborough Arts Association

Marlborough Arts Association
  • Need


    To keep the jazz genre alive and educate the public to the fact that jazz is not only traditional jazz but encompasses many other types of music. Young musicians do not always have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience made up of other than their friends and families. There are many professional musicians willing to work with students but there is not always a vehicle to merge the two.


    Approximately 80 different bands will be booked to perform during the 3 day period covering the entire spectrum of jazz music including but not limited to: traditional jazz, jazz rock, big band swing, cool blues, Latin vibes with promotional material to match. We will propose some of these bands work within the local schools. We will provide a free bandstand where school bands will be performing.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Grow the importance of the view of the arts within our Local District Plan


    » Strive to get the new plan focused in this area by providing the overall Jazz Festival

    Success will be...obtained in the overall cooperation between the Festival and the Town and County Councils

    Aim 2

    Provide an opportunity for students to perform before live audiences


    » Set up a programme involving professional musicians working with local junior schools then bringing those performances to the Festival

    Success will be...bringing in those special bands that can work well with students and help them enjoy the art of performing

  • Impact


    Long term effects will be in setting precedences for the Councils to provide services for all arts projects in the community. Bringing new performers to the stage and being able to invite them back year after year.


    Bands could pull out after having been booked and confirmed. We have an extensive list of local bands that could be substituted at the last minute.


    Donors will be notified through social networking sites and the Marlborough Jazz Festival website advising the names of the bands as they are booked and which day they will appear. We will also provide postal mailings with promotional material in the months receding the Festival.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,565 Equipment Marquees/Sound/Lighting
      £2,570 Consultants/Staff working with councils/schools
      £4,105 Performers Bands to work with schools
      £2,360 Administrative/Sundry Rent,Telephone, Insurance,
      £1,400 Publicity Mailings/advertisements
  • Background


    Approximately 20 venues all over the town of Marlborough.


    The police estimate the Festival brings approximately 10,000 people to the town throughout the weekend. A survey conducted on the High Street confirmed that approximately 99% of those surveyed know about the Festival and a good number of those attend. Additionally, the local schools, a vast number of volunteers learning and honing their skills and local businesses.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have successfully held the Festival for 25 years during which time we have adjusted to the economic climate and public demands.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nicholas Fogg

    Consultant and founder. He works with everyone involved to make the Festival happen including the Town & County Councils, Bands, Sponsors, etc.

    Susie Fisher

    Committee chairman who supervises the overall operation and finances of the Festival

    Harold Sarsfield

    Treasurer who also runs the box office and supervises personnel during the run up to the Festival and throughout the weekend.

    Guy Loosmore

    Weekend coordinator who problem solves during the Festival weekend.