JAZZ music will return to the streets of Upton despite two successive cancellations.

The committee behind the Upton Jazz Festival is bringing the event back in a different form after the chaos of the pandemic.

Rather than a full festival, the Upton Day of Jazz will see music in venues around the town on October 2.

The event is being supported by Malvern Hills District Council, the European Regional Development Find, Upton Town Council and by county councillor Martin Allen.

A spokesman said: "After two Jazz Festival cancellations, we now have the opportunity to do something new and different.

"Musicians want to play and we believe audiences want to listen.

"Businesses in town want to see some people about and ideally spending and most of us need something to cheer.

"We don’t want to wait for June 2022 though planning for the Jazz Festival - Last Weekend in June 2022 is in hand."

The event will see jazz music being played in venues including Bar 7, Mojitos, the Boathouse, the Swan Hotel and the King's Head.

The "Best of Young Jazzers" from Worcestershire Young Jazz Orchestra, Hanley Castle High School and Gloucestershire Youth Music will all take part.

There will also be a Jazz fringe event held at the Swan.

The event will run from 11.30am through until 11.00pm.

On top of this, the event is free to enter.

The spokesman added: "It is a thank you to our loyal jazz fans and to the fantastic people of Upton who have worked together, and supported each other through the challenges of covid.

"We would appreciate donations to secure the future of the Jazz into its 35th year.

"Collections on the day will benefit local charities.

"Offers of help on the day will be welcome too, just email the jazz via the website www.uptonjazz.co.uk"

The Upton Jazz Fringe is supported by its longstanding partners Balens of Malvern; the Upton Co-op Community Fund; and our Fringe charity friends the Nathan Tomkins Trust, which works to address mental health issues in the community.