Swansea International Jazz Festival is back this year, presenting some of the best of local and international artists and bands.

The city will be buzzing with the cool sound of jazz from 15th to 19th June, when the festival makes its welcome return.

Swansea Council proudly brings you Swansea International Jazz Festival in partnership with Swansea Jazz Club.

Book a VIP ticket for discounted prices on all Swansea Jazz Festival events; £90 for all six concerts, a saving of £37, plus priority seating! VIP ticket available via Swansea Grand Theatre Box Office, phone 01792 475715 or call in. 5% booking fee on all bookings.

Online and phone sales will close at 12pm on the day of each show, tickets will still be available on the door if it hasn’t sold out. 

Book individual events via the links below.


15 June 2023, 8pm
Swansea Jazz Club at The Garage, Uplands
A world-class seven-piece line-up reminiscent of the funk/rock fusion jazz era.

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Laurence Cottle and band

Laurence Cottle All-Star Big Band

Friday 16th June 2023, 8pm
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
An all-star 16-piece big band with the finest of the UK’s jazz and session musicians. Led by bassist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and Swansea-born, Laurence Cottle

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Daniel Martin

Daniel John Martin’s Gypsy Jazz Quartet

Saturday 17th June 2023, 2.30pm
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
One of this generation’s finest violin players, Daniel John Martin travels from Paris to join some of London’s best gypsy jazz musicians to bring you an afternoon of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and original jazz manocuhe of the highest calibre!

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Coalminers band

The Coalminers

Saturday 17th June 2023, 8pm
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
With their dedication to what they like to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 7-piece London-based band bring the rhythm and soul of New Orleans alive!

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Iain Mackenzie

Iain MacKenzie

Sunday 18th June 2023, 2.30pm
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
Iain Mackenzie is one of the UK’s most in-demand jazz, lounge and big band singers. Regularly performing with world-class orchestras and big bands, including those of the BBC and RTE, Iain is currently the principal male vocalist for the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, and resident singer with the London Dance Orchestra at The Ritz in London’s Piccadilly.

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HHH band
HHH – Mo Pleasure

Sunday 18th June 2023, 8pm
Dylan Thomas Theatre, Maritime Quarter
A thrilling night of horn-heavy music from Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Average White Band to name but a few, they will be backed by an all-star band featuring Mo Pleasure.

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Swansea Music – Jazz Workshop

Swansea Music is delighted to be able to support the Swansea International Jazz Festival, providing a National Music Service of Wales ‘Live Experiences’ opportunity for young jazz instrumentalists.

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Swansea Music – BuzzAlong Bonanza

Swansea Music is proud to present BuzzAlong Bonanza for all teachers and schoolchildren that have participated in the National Music Service of Wales’s ‘First Experiences’ programme.

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Copper Jack Jazz Cruise

  • Saturday 17, 2.30pm: Louis & Ella Duo
  • Sunday 18, 2.30pm: Elaina Hoss & Dom Norcross Trio

Tickets: scbt.org.uk – 07785 347549

Stroller Programme

Friday 16 June 2023

  • 4.30pm: Dave Jones Quintet – Queens Hotel
  • 5pm: Sarah Meek Quartet – Morgans
  • 5.30pm: J4 Quartet – Riverhouse
  • 5.30pm: Jack Mac’s Funk Pack – The Swigg
  • 8pm: Paul Skelton – Riverhouse
  • 9pm: Ellie Jones Trio – Labour Club
  • 9pm: Billy Lee Williams – The Swigg
  • 10.30pm: Late Jazz Jam Session hosted by Dave Cottle Trio – The Swigg

Saturday 17 June 2023

  • 12.30pm: Chris Keys Band – Riverhouse
  • 12.30pm: Morriston Big Band – Amphitheatre
  • 2.30pm: Jazz Dance ‘Blackbird’ performed by Mellin Theatre arts – Amphitheatre
  • 3pm: Norcross/Hoss Quartet – Riverhouse
  • 3pm: Groucho Club – Queens Hotel
  • 4.30pm: RWCMD Big Band – Ocean Room, National Waterfront Museum
  • 4.30pm: Ray ‘Taff’ Williams – Amphitheatre
  • 4.30pm: RWCMD Big Band – Ocean Room, National Waterfront Museum
  • 5.30pm: Paul Skelton – Riverhouse
  • 5.30pm: Cottle Brothers Jazz Band – The Pump House
  • 8pm: Boogie Brothers Band – Riverhouse

Sunday 18 June 2023

  • 12.30pm: Constellation Big Band – Amphitheatre
  • 1pm: Bunker – Riverhouse
  • 2.30pm: Albino Frogs – The Swigg
  • 3pm: Sarah & The Creepy Uncles – Queens Hotel
  • 4pm: Ray ‘Taff’ Williams – Riverhouse
  • 4.30pm: Siglo Section Big Band – Amphitheatre
  • 5pm: Dick Hamer Quintet – Morgans
  • 5.30pm: Li Harding Band – The Pump House


15-19 Jun
Maritime Quarter