SOLD OUT // RVJB Festival Freedom Pass

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SOLD OUT // RVJB Festival Freedom Pass

Friday 3 May 2024

Freedom Passes now sold out!

Get access to all the Headliners and ticketed events across the four festival days.

Enjoy all the gigs at a discount price! We have booked some great gigs this year which we know will sell out – buying a freedom pass ensures you get priority!

Jump in and celebrate the festival vibe and show your support for live diverse music on your doorstep.

Become the beating heart of the festival with a Festival Freedom Pass. Let’s do it!

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Friday 3rd May – Emma Johnson’s Gravyboat @ The St Mary’s Centre

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues are delighted to welcome Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat to the St Mary’s Centre for a magical opening headline concert. Cinematic, melodic instrumental group based in Leeds, led by saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson creating performances full of magic, joy, and warmth. 

Saturday 4th May – corto.alto @ The Grand

One of the most exciting acts currently taking the UK jazz scene by storm. Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, this genre-defying band bring together influences from Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Electronica, Dub and Punk with an informed Jazz sensibility.

Saturday afternoon gig 4th May – Unfurl @ St Mary’s Centre

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues are thrilled to welcome Olivia Moore and Unfurl to the St Mary’s Centre for an enchanting afternoon concert.

Olivia Moore is one of the UK’s most innovative and creative violinists. She performs with her band Unfurl, a quintet drawing on diverse influences of Jazz, Indian and Arabic rhythms.

Sleeping Giants – Unfurl

Sunday 5th May – Ancient Infinity Orchestra @ The Grand

Ancient Infinity orchestra is a jazz ensemble led by double-bassist and composer Ozzy Moysey, based in the bustling creative city of Leeds in the North of England. Their Gondwana Records debut ‘River of Light’ drinks deep from the well of spiritual jazz and is especially inspired by the soulful sounds of Pharoah Sanders, Alice and John Coltrane.

Please note Ancient Infinity Orchestra Workshops are included in the freedom ticket price but participants will need to book their place separately by contacting [email protected]

Sunday 5th May – Ed Kainyek Quartet @ St Mary’s Centre

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues are thrilled to welcome the incredible Ed Kainyek and his quartet for this special Sunday afternoon session at the St Mary’s Centre. Ed is a highly skilled saxophonist with an earthy and expressive style who has graced the stages of Manchester International and Cheltenham Festivals.

Monday 6th May – Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra @ The Grand

The festival finale will be something very special this year. Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues are over the moon to welcome the award-winning pianist and composer Nikki Iles with her 18-piece Jazz Orchestra featuring a host of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.

Formidably creative…. The Heroine of British Jazz …

Dave Gelly, Observer

Book tickets:

Standard Festival Freedom Pass £55
Member Festival Freedom Pass £45
Under 25’s Festival Freedom Pass £45

Info and booking

  • Standard £55.00
  • RVJ&BF Member £45.00
  • Under 25's £45.00
Doors Open:
Unreserved seating
£45.00 – £55.00
Age Restriction:
None (Under 18's to be accompanied by an adult)
Important information before visiting:

We are a cashless venue and a ticketless venue, please see our guidelines before visiting

What's on

The Soul Convicts


Jack Watkins