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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2014 Gallery

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 Lillian Boutte of New Orleans sings with the Denny Ilett Snr-Adrian Cox Quintet in the Lantern Room at the Colston Hall

Jim Mullen solos with his Organ Trio

Imelda May in the Main Hall at the Colston

Andy Sheppard in duets with Italian percussionist Michele Rabbia (below)

 Evan Christopher with Django A La Creole

Fred Wesley with the Funk All Stars

Pee Wee Ellis with the Funk All Stars

Beka Gochiaslivilli with his trio

Justin Tyson with Beka's trio

 Howard Alden with Alan Barnes

The Buzzard Big Band with massed choirs, and singer Jacqui Dankworth in tribute to George Gershwin

David Ogden conducts the Buzzard Big Band and massed choirs

Jacqui Dankworth sings at the tribute to George Gershwin

Former Steely Dan guitarist Elliott Randall solos with his band

Above and below: Percussionist Nii Tagoe of Osibisa

Osibisa on stage at the Colston Hall

Singer Katya Gorrie with the Moscow Drug Club

Festival artistic director Denny Ilett on stage with Moscow Drug Club

Bristolian Andy Sheppard, who performed on the opening night with guitarist John Parricelli

John Parricelli in duets with Andy Sheppard on the opening night

Above and below: Dancers swing out to the music of the Jonny Bruce-Denny Ilett Big Band

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John Scofield thrilled the crowd with his Organic Trio

 Larry Goldings - a stunning soloist with John Scofield's Organic Trio

Greg Hutchinson - a powerhouse in John Scofield's Organic Trio

Cuban trumpet wizard Arturo Sandoval and his band brought the festival to a stunning climax

 

Clare Teal - swinging and soulful at the Bristol festival

 

Veteran trombonist Chris Barber opened the festival with his Big Chris Barber Band

 New Orleans singer Lillian Boutte - a patron of the festival - delighted the crowds

A performance of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert featured four choirs, the Big Buzzard Big Band, solo singer Yolanda Quartey, tap dancer Annette Walker and soloists including pianist Zoe Rahman and trumpeter Jonny Bruce

Alyn Shipton's Buck Clayton Legacy Band, including saxophonists Alan Barnes and co-leader Matthias Seuffert, had Hall Two swinging

Hair-raising blues from guitarist and singer Matt Schofield

 Ginger Baker brought his Jazz Confusion band to Bristol

African percussion master Abass Dodoo engaged in thrilling duets with Ginger Baker

Alec Dankworth in a rare excursion on bass guitar with Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion

R&B saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis appeared with Ginger Baker, Clare Teal and Lillian Boutte

Andy Sheppard's Trio Libero - with bassist Michel Benita and drummer Seb Rochford

Crowds packed the foyer at the Colston Hall to hear local bands and visiting stars

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