Sheffield Jazz’s Spring 2014 season starts with the great Ian Shaw on Friday 24 January. The UK's finest and most inventive male jazz vocalist. Exciting, edgy and provocative, he blends jazz with elements from soul, blues and pop, plus a nice line in sharp wit, honed during his days on the Alternative Cabaret circuit! With an excellent accompanist, Barry Green, on piano.
The season features a great mix of nationally and internationally recognised artists which should appeal to all kinds of jazz lovers, young and not-so-young, and to rock fans too. It also includes a new venue (the Auditorium at Sheffield University Students Union) where we look forward to growing further our audience among Sheffield’s large student community (as well as introducing our existing audience to a really nice and well-appointed new venue).
Most gigs will be at the Millennium Hall on Ecclesall Road. In addition, on Friday 14 March we welcome Jay Phelps’ Sextet to the Crucible Studio, and on Thursday 27 March we welcome Get The Blessing to our new venue: the Auditorium at Sheffield University Students Union. The final gig of the season (at Millennium Hall) is the Anita Wardell/ Dave O’Higgins Quintet on Friday 16 May.
For more details go to: www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk