We might dream about faraway festivals or gravitate to our great cities to experience the music we love.

However, look at what is going on for instance far from the historic heart of jazz in places like Marsden.

This weekend the line-up of this well established and smartly curated north of England festival is the pound for pound equal of anywhere and retains plenty of local character in addition to attracting an array of UK greats and exciting newcomers.

Legendary vibist Orphy Robinson, above, Beats & Pieces, Entropi, Jonny Mansfield, and Polly Gibbons are among our top recommendations.

Find all you need to know in addition at www.marsdenjazzfestival.com