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Friday, 29 July 2016

Southport Jazz Club presents: The Jazz Cafe!

Ginger Tunes 27 Oct

Southport Jazz Club Presents: Jazz Cafe

Local musicians Mike Smith, Tom Sykes and Miranda Rimmer present a series of jazz nights at the Bakery inside The Atkinson at Southport

Southport Jazz Club will showcase some of the best upcoming jazz artists, culminating in an open mic jazz jam with the guest band. This monthly event is open to all ages and abilities, we’ll see you there!

The Bakery will be open serving food, cakes, real ales, wine much more!

Ginger Tunes Quartet Thursday 27 October, 7:30 pm
Sonorous Quartet Thursday 24 November, 7:30 pm
Naomi Webber - Christmas Special Thursday 15 December, 7.30pm

@The Atkinson,
Lord Street,

01704 533 333

Jazz at U.C.C in August

Louis Louis Louis 31 Aug 

From Ken Butler - August dates at the Undercliffe Cricket Club Bradford





Free with raffle contribution
Intake Road,
Bradford. BD2 3JR
Tel. 01274 637162

Bad Plus/Binker and Moses @Assembly Room Leeds

Iconclastic jazz trio The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and have consistently avoided easy categorisation with their creativity, unique sound and gift for joyful live performance.
Based in New York City, they have constantly searched for rules to break, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect synchrony.

The trio play from their new album (released September 2016), threading ingenious eclectic covers through their own uncompromising originals. They continue to redefine what a jazz piano trio can be. "So, if this piano trio wants to play as loud as a rock band; well, let 'em rip...these bad boys have the musicianship to back up their attitude".
The New Yorker

Opening the show are Binker & Moses. Best Newcomer winners at the Jazz FM and Parliamentary Jazz Awards and Best Jazz winners at the MOBOs, the duo draw on all aspects of black music, their unusual chemistry constructing a sound that ranges from ‘a kind of unplugged dub ambience’ (Jazzwise) via lengthy entwined solos to groove-laden trac

Howard Assembly Room
Sat 12 Nov 2016 7:45pm
Leeds Grand Theatre
Upper Briggate

Tickets £18-£20

Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble play four northern dates

If you saw their memorable concert at last year's Gateshead International Jazz Festival you'll be interested to know that Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble are back doing a four date Northern tour this September.

Since top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard embarked on his solo recording career with his eponymous Columbia Records album in 1991, the New Orleans-born and -based artist has traveled many paths musically, including delivering adventurous and provocative acoustic jazz outings of original material, composing over 50 soundtracks and even, in 2013, debuting Champion: An Opera in Jazz. He has also, in the spirit of his onetime membership in the jazz school of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, mentored several musicians in his bands who have gone on to have significant recording careers of their own (including Lionel Loueke, Aaron Parks, Kendrick Scott and one of his current band members Fabian Almazan).

The E collective are electric bassist Donald Ramsey (a colleague from their New Orleans high school days) and drummer Oscar Seaton (a Chicago native who got his first break playing with Ramsey Lewis in 1996 and later played in soundtracks written by Terence) guitarist Charles Altura and Fabian Almazan on piano and synths.

Terence Blanchard & The Inner City Ensemble
Band On The Wall Manchester      19.30 (£15.00) Thus15 Sept

Warrington Parr Hall Warrington, 19:00 (£15.00) Fri 16 Sept

Bradford Playhouse Bradford,    19:30 (£15.00) Sat 17 Sept

Brewery Arts Centre Kendal,   Afternoon  13:30 (£13-15.00) Sun 18 Sept

More acts announced at Marsden Jazz Festival 2016

Ellery Eskelin 8 Oct 

Marsden Jazz Festival have announced more of their line-up of their 2016 Jazz Festival in the Yorkshire Pennines between 7-9th October.

There will be over 80 bands playing during the weekend in venues throughout the Marsden area

Friday 7th October: Ben Crosland : Tribute to Jaco Pastorius (8.30pm)

Bassist Ben Crosland has formed a sextet that mirrors the line-up of Jaco Pastorius's famous small group which included Randy Brecker and Peter Erskine. Ben is joined by Martin Shaw, Paul Kilvington, Mick Hutton (on steel pan!), Dave Tyas and Rod Mason.

Saturday 8th October Ellery Eskelin(6.00pm)

Tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin is the second featured artist in the Orpheus Project, a funded joint project between Apollo Jazz Network and NORVOL Jazz. A globally celebrated voice in improvised music, Eskelin is joined by guitarist Chris Sharkey and pianist Matt Bourne as they premiere this brand new ensemble on the first date of their Novoljazz network/Orpheus tour.

Sunday 9th October Impossible Gentlemen (4.00pm)

Closing the festival, everyone's favourite jazz supergroup the Impossible Gentlemen. Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Adam Nussbaum and Steve Rodby are now joined by saxophonist Iain Dixon and the band will play material from their third album, Let's Get Deluxe, which is out in July.

Other festival acts already announced - Digby Fairweather & Paul Jones: Rocking in Rhythm ■ The Swing Commanders ■ Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen ■ Dave Kane ■ NĂ©rija ■ Anton Hunter Trio ■ Jazz Jamaica ■ Abstract Orchestra ■ Trifolia

For full information on the programme, visit the Marsden Jazz Festival website. (

Tipping Point and Impossible Gentlemen at Leeds College of Music

Impossible Gentlemen 11 October

Two autumn concerts announced at The Venue, Leeds College of Music

The Earthworm’s Eye View Tour. Saxophonist, composer, singer-songwriter and now label boss James Mainwaring is perhaps best known as a founder member of the Mercury Prize nominated Roller Trio or more recently as a collaborator with and touring member of fellow Mercury nominees Django, Django, who he met at the 2012 awards. Tipping Point is his new project and the second release on Lamplight Social Records, the label he founded to release the second Roller Trio album, Fracture, after becoming frustrated with the machinations of the music industry.

Tipping Point features James Mainwaring on saxophone and effects alongside British improvised music legend Matthew Bourne (Fender Rhodes) and two of the UK’s most individual instrumentalists; Michael Bardon (double bass) and Joost Hendrickx (drums). Members of the band have previously collaborated on projects such as; Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project, the Fusebox Orchestra, Shatner’s Bassoon and Mainwaring/Bardon/Horne amongst many others.

It was whilst studying at Leeds College of Music (2007 – 2010) when Mainwaring, Bardon and Hendrickx met and were tutored by Bourne, a pianist whose innovative approach to improvisation and teaching proved to be a great influence on them that the genesis for Tipping Point was born.

Toying with language internalised from a vast range of music such as jazz, contemporary classical and north Indian classical, Mainwaring’s compositions for Tipping Point aim to evoke playfulness, mindfulness, darkness and extremes of emotion, the band journeys from reflective ambience to intense aggression, using telepathic improvisations, angular melodies and unorthodox sounds from eerie to comic.

Date Tuesday 27 September
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue
Tickets £10 / £5 / £3 to LCoM Students

The Let’s Get Deluxe tour. Anglo-American jazz ‘supergroup’, The Impossible Gentlemen are playing at the Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 11 October 7.30pm

Featuring internationally acclaimed British piano sensation Gwilym Simcock, Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker, American bass and drums superstars Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum the band now upgrade to a more expansive sound with the addition of multi-reeds instrumentalist Iain Dixon. The result is nothing less than remarkable with five unique talents, all superb players in their own right, coming together to create something new and powerful.

Date Tuesday 11 October
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue
Tickets £20 (full price, no concessionary rate)
£5 for LCoM students (strictly limited to 30 available at this price)
£16 special rate for members of the LoveMusicPass scheme


August Jazz in Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme

Don Weller August 16th

From Graham Brook with news of the Tuesday Jazz and Swing club in Wilmslow plus a new venue at Cheadle Hulme...

August 2nd:- JOHN HALLAM (reeds) with THE PAUL: HARTLEY TRIO


August 16th:- DON WELLER (tenor saxophone) with THE TOM KINCAID TRIO

August 23rd:- BILL SMITH (trumpet) and RON HILLS (trombone) with THE ANDRZEJ BARANEK TRIO

August 30th:- LIAM BYRNE (tenor saxophone), TONY ORMESHER (guitar), ED HARRISON (bass) and ANDRZEJ BARANEK (keyboard)

September 6th:- NICKI ALLAN (vocals), ROD MASON (reeds) and the TOM KINCAID TRIO

All these gigs are at Tuesday Jazz and Swing every Tuesday night upstairs at Wilmslow Conservative Club, 15, Grove Avenue, Wilmslow SK9 5EG (01625) 528336 8.30pm £7 on door.

Plus news of a new venue - ROSIE'S JAZZ AND SWING the third Thursday of each month at Cheadle Hulme Conservative Club, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 5AT (01625) 528336 £7 on door. August 18th:- Grand Opening Night - DAVE NEWTON (keyboard) with special guest LORETTA SCOTT (vocals)