SEP 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Nice Time Had By All At Jazz Festival
year’s Coventry Jazz Festival hit the right note for most of
its visitors according to research by the organisers.
five-day festival attracted people to the city from all over the
country in August.
than 150 people filled in a survey giving their views on the
festival, which featured musicians including McCoy Tyner, Andy
Sheppard, Denys Baptise and Annie Whitehead..
was the best collection of artists I have ever seen anywhere.
That’s why I came.”
than 80 per cent of those who answered felt they got good value
for money, with 85 per cent saying they would come again next
of the answers revealed a typical jazz audience: more than half
of the respondents came from Coventry and Warwickshire, nearly
75 per cent were over 35 and word of mouth was the single
biggest way of attracting an audience.
the survey did reveal some surprises, with some fans coming from
Poland and Germany. Almost ten per cent were under 18, and
almost half were women.
a quarter of those attending had visited an arts event in
Marriott, who chairs the festival committee for organisers
Coventry and Warwickshire Promotions, said:
a Coventry person I was delighted by the comments we got from
visitors to the city.
not only really enjoyed the line-up and the new venues that we
were using, but they enjoyed the city too.”