From Paul Thomas...
Sheffield Jazz concludes its Spring 2014 season on Friday evenings at Millenium Hall with 3 contrasting gigs:
2 May brilliant German pianist Michael Wollny brings his Trio to Millennium Hall en route to the Cheltenham Jazz festival
9 May Julian Siegel Quartet returns with his Quartet (including Liam Noble on piano) which was one of the highlights of the 2011 season
16 May Anita Wardell/Dave O’Higgins Quintet round off the season (and their short Northern tour) with some great classic jazz
Venue: Millennium Hall, Polish Centre, 520 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PY, 8:30pm – 11:15pm.
From Jez Matthews - over at the Lescar in Sheffield on Wednesday evenings we have
May 7th Michelson Morley
Led by Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie, this band from the Bristol features Will Harris on bass, the resourceful, energetic and tasteful Mark Whitlam on drums, and special guest Corey Mwamba (vibraphone).
May 14th SUJO
In an attempt to break the record for the number of musicians in the back room of The Lescar, we're pleased to welcome the 17 piece Sheffield University Jazz Orchestra led by experienced pianist and trumpeter Nick Fletcher.
May 21st Christine Tobin with Phil Robson & Dave Whitford £7
Another very special night! Irish-born singer-songwriter Christine Tobin was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2008, and hailed by Jazzwise as "probably the most adventurous jazz singer of her generation in this country".
May 28th Sam Leak - Alex Merritt Quartet
Having visited us twice last year, including with his own critically acclaimed band Aquarium, Sam Leak, another one of the UK's very best young pianists returns to The Lescar with brilliant young tenor player Alex Merritt,
Entry £5 (unless otherwise stated). Music starts at 9pm, doors 8.30pm.
The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF
More details: http://www.jazzatthelescar.com/