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16497 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 377 of them this year alone and, so far, 89 this month (May 30).

From This Moment On ...

May

Thu 30: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 30: Merlin Roxby @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Ragtime piano. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.
Thu 30: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests Josh Bentham (sax); Neil Brodie (trumpet); Garry Hadfield (keys); Adrian Beadnell (bass);

Fri 31: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 31: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 31: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Fri 31: Borealis @ The Witham, Barnard Castle. 7:30pm. CANCELLED!
Fri 31: Redwell @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

June

Sat 01: Enrico Tomasso’s Swing Company @ St Augustine's Parish Centre, Darlington. 12:30pm. Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club.
Sat 01: Play More Jazz! workshop @ The Globe, Newcastle. 1:30pm. Tutor: Steve Glendinning.
Sat 01: Hop, Skiffle & Jump: The Story of Skiffle @ 1719, Hendon, Sunderland. 6:00-9:00pm.
Sat 01: Edison Herbert Trio @ The Vault, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free.
Sat 01: Lindsay Hannon’s Tom Waits for No Man @ Dry Water Arts, Amble. 7:00pm. £15.00.
Sat 01: John Garner & John Pope @ Victoria Tunnel, Ouseburn, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Sat 01: Milne-Glendinning Band @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 02: Musicians Unlimited @ West Hartlepool RFC, Hartlepool. 12 noon. Two sets (12 noon-1:00pm & 2:00-3:00pm). ‘Sunday Big Band Blast meets WHRFC’s Classic Car Show’.
Sun 02: Smokin’ Spitfires @ The Cluny, Newcastle. 12:45pm. £7.50.
Sun 02: Mark Williams Trio @ Central Bar, Gateshead. 2:00pm. £10.00.
Sun 02: Sax Choir @ The Globe, Newcastle. 2:00pm.
Sun 02: New Century Ragtime Orchestra @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 2:30pm. Free. A 'Jar on the Bar' gig. A 'pint sized' NCRO gig/rehearsal session feat. Dave Hignett, Jim McBriarty, Gavin Lee, Keith Stephen, Phil Rutherford with special guest drummer Nick Ward.
Sun 02: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 02: Anth Purdy @ The Quakerhouse, Darlington. 6:30pm. Free. ‘Swing Jazz Guitar’.
Sun 02: MSK @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.

Mon 03: John Garner & John Pope @ Yamaha Music School, Blyth. 1:00pm. £8.00.
Mon 03: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Tue 04: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Ben Phillips, Paul Grainger, Abbie Finn.

Wed 05: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 05: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 05: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Jazz Stars Head to Ilkley

(Press release).
Ilkley Jazz Festival, now in its fourth year, starts Wednesday 16th August and is bigger and better than ever with more acts and headlining International Jazz stars from London as well as the very best of Northern and Yorkshire jazz talent.
Headlining on Friday 18th at the Winter Gardens, Ilkley, with his latest album ‘Theory of Joy’ is International Jazz vocalist Ian Shaw, often compared with Kurt Elling and Mark Murphy and recently nominated in the prestigious Downbeat Magazine jazz poll as best vocalist. 


On Saturday 19th at The Winter Gardens there are five sensational jazz acts that give the full breadth of the contemporary jazz genre.  The day starts at 1pm with northern based Jamil Sheriff’s piano trio, followed by British Jazz Award winning Jamie Brownfields trumpet led quartet, then Mobo nominated James Mainwaring leads a new sax lead quartet, expect a master-class in jazz singing as Beverley Beirne sings Carmichael at 6.30pm followed by leading London pianist John Crawford who headlines Saturday evening at 8pm with his Latin influenced jazz music from his latest Album Times of Tide.

Another 8 events around Ilkley at venues including Monkmans with celebrated Northern singer Zoe Gilby on Wednesday 16th and Richard Ormrod on Friday 18th.
Martinez, Dave Smith Blues, Wednesday 16th.
Quinta Restaurant have exceptional Yorkshire singer Julie Edwards on Thursday 17th.
The Black Hat, Hot Club Du Nord, Sunday 20th and Friends of Ham, young dynamic band Treppenwitz, Thursday 17th.

Keep a lookout too for lively New Orleans style brass band Backchat Brass who will be performing a pop up gig at the station and around Ilkley…!

Budding jazzers, look out for the FREE educational events run by leading jazz pro’s, the long running workshop and the masterclass (by John Crawford) and the popular and lively Late Night Jazz Jam is back at The Black Hat, giving new jazz blood a chance play.  So don’t be shy!

Tickets for these events are available at the Ilkley Visitor Information Centre, there are Friday night tickets (£15), Saturday individual priced tickets (£various) Saturday full day tickets (£30) and Weekend tickets (£40)

2 comments :

Steve T said...

Unfortunately I can't make it this year, but it's a great little festival: easy to get to, easy to find, easy to get around, easy to park - a big deal these days - and, once again, some great bands.
Last year saw a number of North East musicians and quite a lot of Gypsy Jazz, so the two come together this time in Emma Fisks HCDN, featuring several incredible musicians, known to anyone who follows North East Jazz. Also Zoe and Andy ditto.
In fact, I'm going to try to get down for something.

Lance said...

Latest news is that the Zoe Gilby concert at Monkmans on Wednesday August 16 is now SOLD OUT!

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