Olby’s are pleased to announce the partnership of Olby’s Soul Cafe & Margate Jazz Festival to present MARGATE JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019. We aim to continue on the path of those who have reaffirmed Margates relationship with all things Jazz, particularly following on from what was created by the late David Mossman, (Vortex Jazz Club), in 2005. When the event was known as ‘The Big Sky Jazz Festival’.


This year we expand our event across several locations in Margate creating a townwide event for all to enjoy. Full details of all venues and acts will be relaesed soon but in the meantime take a look at our fantastic headliners for the…


On Friday, Saturday & Sunday 20th, 21st & 22nd September we bring to you a collection of the finest improvisers from around the world.

Friday 20th September


Gareth Williams On Keys, Alec Dankworth on Bass & Mark Mondesir on Drums

To keep a career at the top of the musical tree for nearly six decades, to invent one of the most internationally loved styles of dance music in history, to be constantly hailed by generations of critics, music-lovers and fellow-musicians … all of that takes a special kind of talent, one that Pee Wee Ellis has never lacked.

Music Room Performance Onstage 9pm


West London pair document charged observations delivered via thought provoking lyricism that is accompanied by a body of sound kindred with UK Jazz.

Casimir and Hirst blend a traditional Jazz ensemble with technology and post production techniques to narrate their way through a political and cultural landscape and everyone is invited.

Music Room Performance Onstage 7.30pm


Saturday 21st September


“one of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice”

Music Room Performance Onstage 8.30pm

Sunday 22nd September


Hailed by Gilles Peterson as “incredible”, Theon Cross and his swaggering Tuba Bass is one of the stand-out acts of London’s flourishing young jazz scene.

Music Room Performance Onstage 8pm

Margate Jazz Festival Fringe Artists

Nigel Thomas Quartet | Maiuko | Annie Whitehead

Matt Miles Workshop | The Jazz Jams



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Tickets On sale Now

Full Weekend £37.50 plus booking fee

Friday £17.50 plus booking fee

Saturday £22.50 plus booking fee

Sunday £17.50 plus booking fee


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MJF 2019 Full Weekend Ticket£37.50Full Weekend Pass Friday | Saturday | Sunday. This ticket entitles the holder to entry for the entire weekend across all locations. Pee Wee Ellis Jazz Quartet, Liane Carroll, Theon Cross & More Acts To Follow
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MJF 2019 Friday Ticket£17.50Day Pass Friday. This ticket entitles the holder to entry for our Friday Programme only, across all locations, Pee Wee Ellis.
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MJF 2019 Saturday Ticket£22.50Day Pass Saturday. This ticket entitles the holder to entry for our Saturday Programme only across all locations. Liane Carroll & More Acts To Follow.
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MJF 2019 Sunday Ticket£17.50Day Pass Sunday. This ticket entitles the holder to entry for our Sunday Programme only across all locations. Theon Cross & More Acts To Follow.

Event Performers

Event Date

September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Event Time

06:00 - 23:00

Ticket Price

Event Location

Olby's Soul Cafe CT91DD