In collaboration with Chichester City Council, on the first weekend of September 2006, Chichester Jazz Club
was delighted to bring to Chichester the cityís first jazz festival of its kind - Jazz in the City.
The objective was to make this ground-breaking jazz festival a repeatable annual event of quality and
substance and help put back jazz on the local map.
Over the years, Chichester had enjoyed other jazz festivals but never one quite like this. Jazz in the
City was modelled on the successful formula used by other famous UK jazz festivals and it included a jazz
master-class, canal jazz cruises, a stroller programme, marching band, Jazz @ The Waterside, a set of Fringe
events as well as major headline artists.
The programme was structured to present jazz in its many varieties as well as provide a performance
opportunity for local student, amateur and semi-professional musicians. Artists appearing included ZoŽ
Schwarz and Rob Koral Duo, Georgeís Regis Jazz Band, Bobby Wellins Quartet, Kaz Simmons Duo, Cuff Billettís
New Europa Jazz Band, Jazz Gitanes Duo, Luis DíAgostino Trio, PD3 with Dick Pearce, Mike Piggott Quartet,
Alan Barnes Quintet featuring vocalist Liz Fletcher and a second dose from Alan with his jazz master-class.
As well as music around The Waterside at the Canal Basin and aboard Chichester Canalís ĎRichmondí, venues
used included St Johnís Chapel, Vicarís Hall, Edes House, St Paulís Church and New Park Jazz Hall.
The Fringe programme took in The Fountain, Nags Head, Ship Hotel and Pizza Express.
The festival was supported by major sponsors Jensen and Chichester Bedroom Centre,
lottery grant funding from Awards for All and the self-financing Chichester Deputy Mayorís Fund.