Ealing Jazz Festival

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Ealing Jazz Festival
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The main stage marquee in 2006
Dates1984 to date
Location(s)Walpole Park
Years active32
Founded byAlbert 'Bev' Bowles-Bevan,[1]
Dick Esmond[2]
Organized byEaling London Borough Council
WebsiteEaling Jazz Festival

Ealing Jazz Festival is an annual Summer jazz festival in Ealing's Walpole Park. It was first held in 1984.[3]

In 2016 concern was raised after Ealing Council announced it was to take over management of the festival from "The Event Umbrella". As a result the festival programme was reduced from five to two days of live music and ticket prices increased sharply. These unpopular measures were intended to reduce financial risk.[4] A group of protesters staged a demonstration outside Ealing Council's offices to publicise their objections.[5]

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  1. ^ Street, Tim (13 April 2015), "Ealing Jazz Festival co-founder's life celebrated", Get West London
  2. ^ Cooper, Goolistan (5 February 2016), "Proposed changes to Ealing Jazz Festival 'would rip its heart out'", Get West London
  3. ^ Oates, Jonathan; Hounsell, Peter (2014), Ealing: A Concise History, Amberley, p. 151, ISBN 9781445633817
  4. ^ "NEWS: Concern over future of Ealing Jazz Festival is spreading / petition reaches 1000 signatures". London Jazz News. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  5. ^ "'Leave the jazz alone': Angry protestors fight Ealing Council Jazz Festival cuts with placards and petition". Ealing Times. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016.