There is no need to book for any of the events at the Battersea Jazz Festival. All events will be free of charge for all audience members in order to make the weekend as inclusive as possible and welcoming to newcomers to jazz. Just turn up and enjoy the music.
There will also be collections in aid of the Battersea Summer Scheme at the performances. The Battersea Summer Scheme (BSS) is the principal project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel (BCPP). The Scheme provides school holiday activities and opportunities for underprivileged young people who come mainly from the poorer and more deprived areas of Battersea and Balham.
As this festival will be completely free for all audiences, Battersea Jazz Festival will rely on external funding to make the event happen, which includes your own generosity. We are using Crowdfunder to raise funds which will go to the festival, and therefore any money that you donate will go towards paying the musicians at a fair rate, venue hire, publicity and travel costs, and the funding of potential outreach projects connected to the festival.