15 years of Free Jazz in the Foyer

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This Friday 12th July at 5pm, Town Hall Symphony Hall's Jazzlines programme celebrates 15 years of Free Foyer Jazz at Symphony Hall. 

This celebratory session will feature audience-favourites Steve Ajao and the Blues Giants and will take place in Symphony Hall itself. Ahead of their performance, Chief Executive Nick Reed will outline the plans for Symphony Hall's state-of-the-art redevelopment Making An Entrance

Originally named Commuter Jazz, Town Hall Symphony Hall's free foyer Jazz sessions began 15 years ago with a performance from the Bryan Corbett Quartet and quickly grew a loyal, returning audience. 


The sessions have always been very popular and it is fascinating to observe how the audience has become more open to different styles of jazz. It is a very good example of the phenomenon that the more one listens to different types of music, the more open one becomes.

Tony Dudley-Evans, Artistic Adviser to the Jazzlines Programme

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Join Town Hall Symphony Hall this Friday to celebrate 15 years of foyer Jazz. This free event will include a photographic exhibition with photos taken over the 15 years by Russ Escritt, Garry Corbett and Bill Shakespeare.