TICKETS are almost sold out for a jazz festival set to take place in venues across a North-East city this weekend.

The Durham City Jazz Festival, known as DJazz, takes place between Friday and Sunday.

Now in its third year, the event, which is run by Empty Shop and jazz promoter At The Root, features a mix of contemporary and traditional jazz, with 21 performances taking place in seven venues in the city.

Venues include Durham Cathedral, Redhills, the Durham Miners' Hall, The Riverwalk, The Holy GrAle, in Crossgate, and Durham Castle's Norman chapel.

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Graeme Wilson will be playing with Paul Edis at Durham Cathedral

Festival headliners are Arun Ghosh, who will be playing at Redhills on Friday and Moses Boyd, who is bringing his Exodus project to the same venue on Saturday.

Boyd's support act will be experimental choral group, Noize Choir.

Acts to play at Durham Cathedral include pianist Paul Taylor and jazz duo Paul Edis and Graeme Wilson.

There will also be a masterclass on how to progress as an emerging jazz artist, which takes place at the DJazz bar at The Riverwalk on Sunday.

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Pianist Paul Taylor

The full programme and information about tickets, which can be purchased per show or for £20 for the full festival, is available at