ORGANISERS have unveiled the line-up for a village music weekend.

Marsden Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Music will be ringing out from venues across the Colne Valley village.

The legendary Kenny Ball kicks off the festival at 8pm on Friday, October 7 at Marsden Mechanics. Tickets to see the trumpeter cost £28.

Also on Friday evening, Harlem swing group 52 Skidoo will host a dance class at Standedge Visitor Centre. Tickets cost £10 for the event, which begins at 7.30pm.

Saxophonist Alan Skidmore, who played at the first festival in 1992, will play at the Royal British Legion from 8.30pm. Tickets cost £12 for the event, which will include Ben Crosland, Rod Mason and Jim Hart.

Ben Crosland will be on stage again at Marsden Mechanics at 1pm on Saturday, October 8. Tickets for the gig are £10.

There will also be a series of free events in the village, including performances by Heckmondwike Grammar School Big Band, Shelley College Jazz Band and the Huddersfield Youth Singers.

Liane Carrol will perform at Marsden Mechanics from 7.30pm on Saturday, followed by Submotion Orchestra at 11pm. Tickets cost £18 and £10 respectively.

The following day the venue will host the Marsden Jazz Festival All-Star Spectacular. Performers will include Soweto Kinch, Steve Waterman and Tommy Evans.

Organisers are looking for volunteers to help with the festival. For more information call 01484 846969 or email

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