Tony Dudley-Evans

Programme Adviser to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Jazzlines.

Tony Dudley-Evans

Tony Dudley-Evans had a career in teaching English as a Foreign Language in Libya, Iran, Singapore and UK before switching to jazz promotion. He is Programme Adviser to the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Jazzlines - the jazz programme at Symphony Hall Birmingham.

As a promoter Tony has commissioned composers including Mike Gibbs, Tim Berne, Julian Joseph, Iain Ballamy, Tom Bancroft, Barbara Thompson, Billy Jenkins, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Liam Noble, Hans Koller, Ingrid Laubrock and many more. He received one of the BBC Jazz Awards in 2005 for services to jazz. He is also an honorary Fellow of the Birmingham Conservatoire. Tony has been involved with the Cheltenham Jazz Festival since its beginnings 20 years ago, initially as Chair of the Jazz Advisory Group, then as Artistic Director and, finally, for the last three years as Programme Advisor.