Margate Jazz Festival
Margate Jazz Festival

Margate Jazz Festival

Olby’s are pleased to announce the partnership of Olby’s Soul Cafe & Margate Jazz Festival to present  this year's MARGATE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

We aim to continue on the path of those who have reaffirmed Margate's relationship with all things Jazz, particularly following on from what was created by the late David Mossman, (Vortex Jazz Club), in 2005, when the event was known as ‘The Big Sky Jazz Festival’.

This year we expand our event across several locations in Margate, creating a town-wide event for all to enjoy - a collection of the finest improvisers from around the world.

Full details of all venues and acts soon to be released...

Friday 20th September

9pm PEE WEE ELLIS JAZZ QUARTET - James Brown/Van Morrison saxophone giant

To keep a career at the top of the musical tree for nearly six decades, to invent one of the most internationally loved styles of dance music in history, to be constantly hailed by generations of critics, music-lovers and fellow-musicians … all of that takes a special kind of talent, one that Pee Wee Ellis has never lacked.

Gareth Williams On Keys, Alec Dankworth on Bass & Mark Mondesir on Drums

Award-winning Bassist Daniel Casimir and amazing vocalist and co/writer Tess Hirst £10 at Olby's at 7.30pm

Saturday 21st September

8.30pm LIANE CARROLL TRIO - Britain's greatest jazz singer

“one of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice”

Sunday 22nd September


Hailed by Gilles Peterson as “incredible”, Theon Cross and his swaggering Tuba Bass is one of the stand-out acts of London’s flourishing young jazz scene. 

In addition to the headline artists’ there will be a number of fringe performances at venues including the Cinque Ports Restaurant & Bar, The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House and Ales of the Unexpected, with more to be announced.

Fringe Events include Annie Whitehead, Maiuko Quintet, and Nigel Thomas Quartet featuring Paul Booth 


Olby's Soul Cafe - 3-5 King Street, Margate CT9 1DD

Fringe events at
*Sands Hotel: 16 Marine Drive, Margate
*Cinque Ports: 50 Marine Terrace, Margate
*Ales of the Unexpected: Canterbury Road, Westbrook
*Lifeboat Ale and Cider House, Market Street, Margate
*The Margate School: 33 High Street, Margate

Entry Price

Full 3 days £37.50 + Booking Fee
Friday £17.50 + Booking Fee
Saturday £22.50 + Booking Fee
Sunday £17.50 + Booking Fee

Available from 23rd May at