The Swanage Jazz Festival takes place over a weekend every summer. It’s been established in Swanage since 1989 and is a regular fixture of both the local music scene and the wider jazz community.
It attracts musicians from around the country, as well as providing an excellent platform for local talent to perform to a large audience.
From Friday through to Sunday, there are performances at the Mowlem Theatre in the main auditorium and in the Show Bar, as well as events at the Methodist Church, The Centre and the Conservative Club. There’s also fringe performances at various Swanage pubs and restaurants.