WINCHESTER Jazz Festival returns to the city centre next week with an exciting programme of live music and workshops.

Festival-goers are preparing for the best line up since the show began back in 2016.

Various acts will perform across different venues in the city between September 20 and 23.

Launching the festival is two-time Music of Black Origin Award winner YolanDa Brown.

She will be stopping at Winchester Theatre Royal as part of her 10 Years in Music tour.

The Railway Inn will host British pianist Ashley Henry, who made his major label debut this year.

Following a riotous busking set at last year's event, the Hampshire based Tuba Libres will be bringing brass back on Sunday, rounding up the festival with funky music.

Also returning will be the Tamas Teszary Quartet, who will be performing for a free jazz trail.

Damian Cook & Sam Dunn, a saxaphone and guitar duo, will give an intimate performance at The Cabinet Rooms.

Back due to popular demand, Winchester Jazz Festival will partner with the Guildhall once more to present an evening of swing music and dance.

Swinging From the Chandelier is the name of the event and will begin with a lindy hop dance lesson from world-class instructors from The Lindy Club.

This will be followed by a swing DJ set.

Guests can dance the night away to the house band, Louisa Revolta’s Swing Collective, with guest vocalists making appearances throughout the night.

For the first time, Winchester Jazz Festival presents Free Jazz Trails on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for audiences who wish to enjoy the city’s local bars and restaurants.

It will be accompanied by the extraordinary talents of the city's local musicians.

Those who aren't satisfied enough just by watching can join in.

The Spitfire Sisters will be offering a free vocal harmony workshop and vocalist Edana Minghella alongside saxophonist Derek Nash from Sax Appeal will return to offer workshops for all ages and abilities.

Anyone looking to avoid the live music performances is invited to join The Secret Underground Film Society at The Cabinet Rooms across the long weekend.

Thematic films will be shown and tickets will include a drink and a movie snack.

Tickets on events vary based on the performer and venue.

A detailed brochure featuring all of the events, prices and opening times can be found on the Winchester Jazz Festival website.