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International jazz legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins will headline the fourth Lancaster Jazz Festival next month.

Courtney Pine will open the festival at the Dukes with his critically acclaimed House of Legends set on September 18 at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £20.

The Dennis Rollins’ Velocity Trio will take centre stage on Saturday 20 September as they bring their fusion of trombone, Hammond Organ and drums to The Dukes’ Round.

Rollins’ trombone-led trio will headline fresh off the back of a new album release, with tickets between £5 and £20.

Lancaster Jazz Festival Director, Matt Robinson said: “This is the fourth artist led LJF and it’s by far the biggest and best programme to date. With Arts Council and PRSF funding for the first time we’ve got a huge amount of world class, emerging artists from around the UK coming to perform, beautiful stages and, of course, legends Courtney Pine and Dennis Rollins.”

A host of other jazz artists will be performing in five other venues around Lancaster.

Lancaster Brewery will host the Youth Jazz Stage on Friday September 19 from 7pm - 11pm featuring Jazzwise’s One to Watch 2014, Tom Green and his septet followed by Zeitgeist and the Lancaster Royal Grammar School Big Band.

The winners of this year’s Jazz North Introduces, Jam Experiment, who can count BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Alex Bone, among their ranks, will then close the show at 10.15pm. Tickets ar £5 (£3 conc).

All other events are free including an all day event outdoors in Sun Square on September 20 featuring Off The Rails, The Paul Edis Sextet, Slowlight Quartet and Samuel Eagles Quartet.

The Robert Gillow will host Jazz Breakfasts from 9.30am-11am from September 19-21, and The Hall will be the venue for the conclusion of this year’s festival with afternoon jazz on September 21, between 1pm and 5pm, featuring Pete Edwards, Deep Cabaret and Leo Geyer & Khymerikal and The Elliot Galvin Trio.