Preparations for Marsden Jazz Festival 2014 are underway, with music lovers set to descent on the village from Friday October 10.
Ahead of this year's festivities, we've decided to take a look back to last year's weekend of jazz and the ever-popular street parade.
Last year, the skies were grey and the air moist, but spirits were not dampened as cheerful music filled the streets and pubs of Marsden.
Villagers and music lovers shrugged off the mist and the murk to enjoy three days of New Orleans-inspired events - with bright umbrellas and upbeat tunes making up for the lack of sun up above.
Click below for a video of last year's festival
Crowds lined the streets at noon on Saturday to watch the famous parade, led by Bad Ass Brass.
The lively group piped out mood-enhancing music as they hot-stepped down Peel Street, stopping by the Mechanics Hall for a musical breakdown of epic proportions.
Girls from the Bernadette Heys School of Dance followed the energetic eight-piece, performing dances with hats, and the parade was bolstered by a gaggle of ‘jazz brollies’, made in workshops in the run-up to the event.
Click below for pictures of last year's parade
Around 8,000 visitors were estimated to have enjoyed the dozens of gigs on offer, with more than 70 events at dozens of venues in just over 48 hours.
Headliners included the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, the John Etheridge Trio North with Dave O’Higgins, US alto sax player David Binney appearing with Mick Coady’s Synergy, and Get the Blessing, who share a rhythm section with trip-hop legends Portishead.
The Marsden Jazz Festival is made possible through funding from the Arts Council England and Kirklees Council, with additional funding from the PRS Foundation, Jazz North and Culture Ireland.