The Oxford Jazz Festival ended on a high note after nearly 30 performances across the city and a combined audience of 7,000.

The week-long fourth annual music event which ended on Saturday night, included shows from international musicians.

Pianist Theo Jackson, pictured left, performed on Saturday afternoon with alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey at the Copa Bar in George Street.

He has performed at the Oxford Mail-backed festival for the past two years.

Mr Jackson, from Jericho, said: “The festival to have a lot of support this time and I hope that encourages the organisers to continue it for a long time to come.”

He said the festival was a good way of getting live jazz music to a wider audience, adding: “Jazz can be overlooked as a style of music. But seeing it live is the sort of thing that can change people’s minds.”

Festival co-director Max Mason estimated 7,000 had come to witness the live music on offer.

He said: “It was absolutely great. We had full capacity in so many of the venues. The restaurants and theatres were very happy to have us.

“There was a real flattering gratitude from ticket buyers.”