Jimbino Vegan and the Swing Barbarians

Ipswich Jazz Festival

The band will be playing traditional New Orleans swing and jazz fronted by the show-man Jimbino Vegan on clarinet and soprano sax. Jimbino plays with passionate intensity whether it is a gut-bucket early blues or a gentle love song from the 20s and 30s. The band will also be playing some of his original jazz compositions which vary between Tom Waits and a Dixieland feel. His performance is full of energy and if the spirit takes him, he is known to throw in acrobatic dance routines. Jimbino lived in New Orleans for 5 years and has performed all over the world.

He is joined by Matt Webb on contrabass and tenor guitar who also has a lovely voice which brings magic to the love songs. Ed Hicks on banjo and vocals is the founder of the Trad Academy school of English folk music and brings his expertise in music hall songs to the show. Mattia Corda is a brilliant musician and multi-instrumentalist appearing on trumpet and piano.

Ipswich Jazz Festival, 26th–27th June 2021

It’s nice to be back with live jazz!

After a terrible year for all of us, we’re back with a great line up of gigs for the 2021 Ipswich Jazz Festival.

This year’s festival will be different to past ones because we feature performances by nine very different bands showcasing the wide range of music which is jazz today. Each performance costs just £10 with a limited number of concessionary tickets for people on low incomes at just £1 (see below to find out who is eligible).

As things stand at the moment, the gigs will be limited to just 30 people in the audience with ventilation, socially distanced seating and other COVID-safe practices in place. For the same reason, there will be no bar, and the audience will leave the venue between each gig so we can clean. If things improve, we will make suitable changes. We will carefully monitor the advice and guidance about the pandemic and the festival will only go ahead if it is safe and legal to do so.

Ipswich Jazz Festival 2021 is dedicated to the memory of local jazz enthusiast, guitarist and Ipswich Hospital consultant haematologist, Dr Nick Dodd (27-06-1950 – 19-09-2020).


Date & Time

26th June 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm


St Peter's by the Waterfront St Peter's Church, College Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BF

01473 225269 / stpetersbythewaterfront.com

Tickets & Products

26th June 2021 - 11:00am

Performance finished