Paul Thomas writes
The Sheffield Jazz Spring 2015 programme comprises 16 gigs spread over 3 main venues. its tarts on 16 January with the great John Taylor's New Group at the Crucible Studio on 16 January, where the Marius Neset Quintet also appear on 9 April. At the increasingly popular Auditorium (Sheffield University Students Union) Troyka appear on 12 March as part of a tour to promote their new CD, and Roller Trio wind up the season on 14 May.
Artists appearing at Millennnium Hall are Max Luthert's Orbital, featuring Gareth Lockrane (23 January), Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra plus Mammal Hands (a double bill, on 30 January), Liane Carroll Trio (6 February), Larry Bartley's Just Us! (13 February), SUJO (20 February), Trish Clowes Quintet, featuring Gwilym Simcock (27 February), Phil Donkin's The Gate (6 March), Denys Baptiste's Triumvirate (20 March), Andrew McCormack Trio plus Mark Lockheart (27 March), Kairos 4tet (17 April), Laura Jurd Quartet (24 April), Darius Brubeck Quartet (8 May).
There will also be a full programme of excellent music on Wednesday nights at The Lescar. For more details of all these gigs go to: www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk