ISLE OF BUTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
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ISLE OF BUTE .. ISLE OF JAZZ
One of the longest running Festivals in the jazz calendar, the Isle of Bute Jazz Festival is held annually over the May Day Bank holiday when it welcomes hundreds of jazz fans to our wee isle in the Firth of Clyde.
Bute lies approximately 35 miles west of Glasgow and is accessed via a regular 35 minute ferry crossing from Wemyss Bay which is easily reached by rail, with an hourly service from Glasgow Central station or by bus and car using the comprehensive road network in central Scotland.
A choice of good quality hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation is available to those wishing to stay for the whole of the four day event; equally our flexible ticketing policy combined with an intensive, quality concert schedule, makes the Festival an attractive option for the day tripper.
A popular event taking place every year, is the Jazz Brolly Parade which winds its way though Rothesay town centre.
The parade was led for over 25 years by Jenny Brown, dubbed the Queen of Bute Jazz. Thanks to Zak Harrison for this colourful image showing some of the musicians leading the Parade.