Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Jason Mraz

Mellow Californian acoustic singer-songwriter Mraz emerged through the San Diego coffee shop scene.

Jason Patterson

Award-winning comedian presents his latest material.

Jason Rebello

The pianist performs lively jazz which takes influences from contemporary pop and soul.

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up and Rock

Comedy and music hosted by the legendary comedian. Featuring Bev Bevan (The Move / ELO), Geoff Turton and more.

Jasper in the Company of Others

Upbeat if affectedly-named folk-pop band from Worcester.


Slow jam soul man.

Javier Jarquin: Joke Ninja

Fast-paced observations, anecdotes and quick wit from the New Zealand stand-up, magician and 2011 Hackney Empire New Act Of The Year finalist.


Lo-fi, alt pop outfit from Birmingham.

Jay Prince

Hip hop musician from East London.

Jay Rayner: My Dining Hell

Restaurant critic Jay Rayner discusses people's love for reading bad reviews, reads from his own catalogue of bad reviews and covers some of his worst experiences.

Jay Rayner Quartet

Masterchef judge and Observer restaurant critic Rayner brings his stride piano skillz and his quartet, along with a bunch of tunes related to food.


Mr Beyonce Knowles brings his superior hip-hop tour – The Magna Carter tour – to the UK.

Jayde Adams: 31

  • 3 stars

Jayde Adams packs 31 years into this show, so hold onto your hats.

Jayde Adams is Jayded

  • 4 stars

Jayde Adams takes a look at fitting in and how to go about doing just that.

Jay’s Jitter Jive

Classic swing and bop combo.

The Jaywalkers

The BBC Young Folk Award-nominated trio performs bluegrass-infused folk-rock.

Jaz Delorean

Solo performance from the acoustic indie singer-songwriter and musician also known for his work as the composer and singer for British band Tankus the Henge.


Jazz rock fusion band from Slovenia.

The Jazz Bar Big Band

Big band jazz classics from this 17-piece ensemble of pros from all over Scotland.

Jazz Bar International Quintet

High energy modern jazz five-piece featuring Fraser Campbell, Colin Steele and Jim Funnell.

Jazz Glasgow Summer School

Intensive five-day course in jazz, including ensemble playing, ear training and theory, and so not for people who picked up the instrument last week. Course director is Paul Towndrow, a star of the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Jazz in the Afternoon

Wednesday night basement dwelling jazz session.

Jazz Jam with Bukky Leo

Featuring the Nigerian born saxophonist.

Jazz Latin Groove

Latin rhythms and irresistible jazzy grooves.

Jazz Morley

The singer-songwriter performs a laid-back mix of pop and soul.

Jazz Night at StAnza

Relaxed late-night folk, jazz and poetry session.

Jazz Sensation!

It's never too early to learn how to play jazz; check out some curious new instruments and have a blast in this workshop.

Jazz Supper Club

Enjoy a two course supper and glass of wine with live jazz entertainment from the Scott Flanigan Trio.

Jazz Verse Jukebox

Mix of jazz, poetry and spoken word.

JC Satan

Cult groups mixing dark guitar with abstract lyricism.

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

French pianist noted for his recordings of Haydn's piano sonatas.

Jean Johnson & Steven Osborne

Virtuoso husband and wife duo Johnson (clarinet) and Osborne (piano) give a recital.

Jed Potts & The Hillman Hunters

Blues inspired by 50s and 60s American classics.

Jeff Beck

British guitar rock hero, ranked fifth in the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time' list by Rolling Stone.

Jeff Buckley Grace Tribute

A live tribute to Grace by Jeff Buckley.

Jeff Dunham: Disorderly Conduct

US ventriloquist and internet phenomenon Dunham brings his latest tour, and his puppets, to the UK. His usual puppets include a woozle named Peanut, a bitter old man named Walter, a dead terrorist named Achmed and Jose Jalapeno, a talking jalapeno pepper on a stick.

Jeff Tweedy

Alt.country from Wilco leader/

Jeff Warner

Traditional folk from North America.

Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds

  • Written by: Jeff Wayne (music)

Take cover – it's the original (prog-rock) score for the HG Wells novel adaptation, performed live on this Final Arena tour, with holographic Liam Neeson.

Jefferson Hamer & Kristin Andreassen

Guitarist and singer Jefferson Hamer is joined by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Andreassen to showcase their newest folk music.

Jefferson VanDike

Electronic and dance music from VanDike.

Jeffrey Lewis & The Jrams

New York's lo-fi anti-folk hero and satirical cartoonist with current backing band.


Six-piece hip hop collective.

Jelani Blackman

“One of the most exciting things out there right now” - Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1 “Jelani Blackman is one of the most exciting new rappers out there”

Jelly Baby

Electro, breaks, hip hop and R&B.

The Jellyman's Daughter

Alternative-acoustic duo featuring Graham Coe on cello and Emily Kelly on guitar.

Jena Friedman: American C*nt

  • 4 stars

Dark, acerbic American stand-up from Jena Friedman.

Jenn Bostic

Country singer/songwriter from Philadelphia.

Jennifer Ewan Band

Singer-songwriter Jennifer Ewan.

Jennifer Pike

Young violinist who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year award aged only 12, acclaimed for the purity and precision of her playing.