It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

National Youth Jazz Orchestra


Wed 11 Jul 2018 7:30 pm


Lichfield Cathedral
Event Code: 11E
Price: £22, £18, £17, £14, £12, £10

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National Youth Jazz Orchestra and
Yazz Ahmed trumpet

A glittering showcase for the UK’s finest young professional jazz musicians, combining a hardswinging rhythm section and hugely talented soloists, to bring you the very best in British bigband jazz. NYJO are thrilled to be joined at Lichfield Festival by esteemed trumpeter and soloist Yazz Ahmed for the premiere of her new composition, to bring you a programme that celebrates women in jazz: from the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and the 1940s trombone stylings of Melba Liston and composer and pianist Mary-Lou Williams, to contemporary classics by band leader Maria Schneider and the award-winning Laura Mvula.


Running Time: 120 mins (approx.)

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