Wood Street Jazz Festival 2024

Sunday 21st July 2024

Location: Wood Street Village Green, GU3 3EU

Advance ticket sales will close for this event at 10pm on Saturday 20th July – you can still purchase tickets up until this point. Rest assured, if you purchase a ticket a member of the team will send over all necessary information to you prior to the event.
On the day tickets will be available for an adjusted price.

Guildford Jazz and Challengers are delighted to announce that the Wood Street Jazz Festival is back for our 10th year anniversary in 2024! On Sunday 21st July we will be welcoming you to an unforgettable afternoon of soul-stirring jazz performances on the Wood Street Village Green, all in support of Challengers!


Come along and enjoy an amazing afternoon of live music, from 1pm to 5pm (Gates open from 12.15pm).

Music will feature one of the UK’s finest and in-demand swing bands, Jivin’ Miss Daisy; the award-winning Nigel Price Organ Trio and of course the ever-popular Somethin’ Else Big Band will be back to open the afternoon, plus support acts featuring up and coming local talented jazz musicians. 

Listen here to the amazing Jivin’ Miss Daisy!

Thanks to the generosity of the Shahin Restaurant, you can pre-order food again this year with a choice of chicken tikka masala or vegetable tikka masala both with sag bhaji, onion bhaji, pilau rice, naan bread & pickles. Please do place your curry orders in advance as due to high demand, we cannot guarantee there will be additional on the day! There will also be a fantastic fish and chip van some of you may remember from last year!

We are really looking forward to working with Guildford Jazz and members of Wood Street Village for the Wood Street Jazz Festival’s 10th year anniversary! We would like to thank them for their continuous support in helping organise and run the event. Collectively, they have fundraised over £67,000 for Challengers!

Every penny raised from the day goes directly to Challengers, helping us continue to break down the barriers to play for local disabled children and their families. Thank you very much for your continued support, we look forward to you joining us for an afternoon of Jazz on the green.

If you would like to generously sponsor our Jazz Festival, please contact Helena (helenaburke@disability-challengers.org).

Everyone is welcome at our events, please do contact us at fundraising@disability-challengers.org to discuss your specific accessibility needs – we will be very happy to help.

Get ready for the Wood Street Jazz Festival with our warm-up playlist – featuring artists who’ve played over the 10 years of the event