Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival


Organizer: Theatre by the Lake

Name: Theatre by the Lake

Phone: 017687 74411




Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 5DJ

Price Notes

To book tickets call the dedicated booking line 0845 8621460 or book online at:


From M6 jct 40 and follow A66 towards Keswick, follow brown signs to Theatre and Lakeside. On foot the theatre is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Keswick.


Now in its 28th glorious year, the Keswick Jazz & Blues Festival is back to showcase the very best
in New Orleans, Dixieland, Swing, mainstream and blues. We welcome back many of the best loved Keswick favourites as well as a roster of exciting new faces from the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK. 

Some of the undoubted highlights are a unique show featuring the globetrotting Ray Gelato fronting an all-star band alongside his old sparring partner Enrico Tomasso; the return of the jovial Keswick mainstay Jeff Barnhart; the truly great Louis Armstrong-styled trumpet of Norbert Susemihl direct from New Orleans and, bringing a little Californian sunshine to Cumbria, the wonderful swing/blues guitarist Tommy Harkenrider. We’re also thrilled to have Keith Nichols returning to front his Festival Orchestra and to co-host our ‘One Night At The Cotton Club’, as well as several specially commissioned tributes to Fats Waller, King Oliver, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong. In addition to the nine specially designed shows at Theatre by the Lake, Stroller Pass holders will also have access to several venues in the centre of Keswick all presenting carefully curated programmes suited to each venue featuring the very best bands and soloists and all equipped with unparalleled sound set-ups and designed with your comfort in mind. Come join us for our best year yet! 

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
09/05/2019 12/05/2019 All day