What's On

Friday 1 December 2023, 8pm

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: A Jazz Celebration

Saffron Hall 10th Birthday: A Jazz Celebration

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of 10th Birthday Celebrations

A landscape photo of Dan Forshaw.

Get ready for a night of unforgettable jazz as we celebrate the 10th birthday of Saffron Hall! Join us for an evening of jazz, soul and contemporary music featuring the extraordinary talents of saxophonist Dan Forshaw (curator of Saffron Hall's famous Foyer Jazz), vocalist Juliet Kelly and pianist James Beckwith. These stars of the UK jazz scene are joined by former students of the Saffron Centre for Young Musicians, now rising stars in their own right.

Be transported to a world of smooth melodies, soulful harmonies and electrifying rhythms. Dan Forshaw is one of the most charismatic musicians on the UK scene. Having studied with Branford Marsalis in New York, Dan is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Dean St and has been the programmer of our Foyer Jazz series since its inception in 2016. Juliet Kelly's voice is a powerhouse of emotion, ranging from sultry to soaring, and always full of heart. Juliet is a firm favourite with audiences at Saffron Hall having performed for both the Foyer Jazz series and in the main hall. James Beckwith, who recently launched his debut album at Ronnie Scott’s, is a masterful pianist whose playing is both technically brilliant and deeply expressive.

Food trucks Nomadough and The Wandering Yak will be joining us, serving up a selection of street food for you to enjoy.

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Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Street food available

It will be possible to pre-order street food for this event from the week of the performance.

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

Cabaret table seating will be available for this performance.


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Dan Forshaw Quartet
  • With special guests
  • Juliet Kelly vocals
  • James Beckwith piano
  • J Steps
  • with Saffron Walden County High School Jazz Band

10th Birthday Celebrations

Saffron Hall turns 10 this year! This event forms part of a celebratory weekend packed with concerts, community events, workshops, and special guest performances.

Bright red, pink and white logo reading: 10 years

Information for your visit

Friday 1 December 2023, 8pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

6.45pm - 7.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Our foyer will open from 6.45pm.

Auditorium opens

Enjoy music from the SWCHS Jazz Band as you take your seats and eat pre-ordered street food at your table.

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

10pm (approx)

Order Street Food

Pre-order street food from The Wandering Yak or Nomadough


Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Exterior of Saffron Hall showing the Saffron Walden County High School and Saffron Hall signs next to each other

Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know about visiting Saffron Hall including getting here, parking, the shuttle bus and more
Light floods through the windows of the auditorium on to the blue theatre seats


Find out about our accessible seating and how to book either online, via email or over the phone
Saffron Hall car park full of cars


We have over 400 free parking spaces on site for our visitors

Volunteer with us

Our volunteers are the first port of call for our visiting audience, providing a friendly face and a warm welcome

Three smiling volunteers in their stewarding uniforms

Pre-order food and drinks

Order Street Food

Pre-order street food from The Wandering Yak or Nomadough


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