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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 break in 2017 & 2018. We plan to reintroduce jazz as part of the artistic offerings centred on Rothesay Pavilion when it re-opens early in 2019.

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.

Concert Schedule

Provisional Concert dates as follows

Sunday 5 November 2017

John Burgess & Les Gitanes with

Anna Harrison @ The Victoria Hotel


Tuesday 2 January 2018

New Year Jazz @ The Vic

Tim Saul Quartet with

Nick Gould & Robert Henderson & Anna Harrison


Sunday 4 February 2018

Jazz @ The 292 with the

Ugly Bug Ragtime 3 + support


Sunday 6 May 2018

May Bank Holiday Jazz @ The 292

Artistes to be confirmed