William Jack + Blueness

  • Talks / Special Events
  • Under Canvas

William Jack

William Jack is a multi-style cellist and songwriter from South Australia. He is best known for incorporating his jazz guitar background into an unconventional style of cello playing, with a passion for breaking boundaries between genres and cultures. His music transitions seamlessly from virtuosic folk and bluegrass compositions, to non-Western sound worlds. William enjoys exploring the ever-expanding capabilities of string instruments and bringing the cello into new territories.


Blueness is an established blues band featuring musicians well known in the north for their creativity, versatility and experience. They combine original material with traditional New Orleans blues styles and Chicago and Texas electric blues classics in an exciting mix guaranteed to keep you moving.

Explore the full Under Canvas 2024 programme here.

We're committed to making Under Canvas accessible to all so tickets are sold on a Pay What You Can basis with a range of options, and there is also a Child ticket and a no-questions-asked Low Income ticket (limited per session) available. For carer tickets, please contact our Ticket Sales team on 01463 234 234. Tickets are general admission only with both seating and standing space available - to guarantee a good seat, we recommend arriving early.

If you can afford a higher ticket price, your contribution will go directly towards staging the festival, helping us employ over 200 artists.

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