After the overwhelming response to the past three Ambleside Days Contemporary Jazz Festivals we will be hosting another Festival this year starting on Thursday 3rd September and concluding on Sunday 6th September 2020

Tickets will be on sale from March 2020.

The 2020 Ambleside Days Contemporary Jazz Festival line up will finalised by March 2020

Please see this page for updates on the Festival

Free Jazz Bar events featuring Les Chisnall piano and joined by guests

Ambleside Days 2020 will be the fourth edition of this boutique festival. Packed with world class performers appearing over four days (3rd September to 6th September) at Zeffirellis in Ambleside, and developing a very distinctive recipe. Cooking metaphors spring easily to mind with this festival. The first edition in 2017 was dedicated to the memory of John Taylor.. The ingredients have evolved since then, some re-appearing and new ones added each year, but the recipe is the same: Two sets a night with performances from established, top drawer acts, new collaborations, and a bit of spontaneous magic that emerges during the festival as the musicians stay together in the magical Lake District surroundings. Preview ( Mike Collins)