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 has been held annually over the May Day Bank holiday since 1988 when it welcomes hundreds of jazz fans to our wee isle in the Firth of Clyde.
The Festival is taking a year off in 2017 and we plan to reintroduce jazz as part of the artistic offerings centred on Rothesay Pavilion when it re-opens late in 2018.
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 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.