Nat BirchallFrom organiser Jez Matthews
1st July 2015
Stretch Trio - £5
Following in the footsteps of Roller Trio, fresh from the burgeoning Leeds music scene, with their own distinctive sound, Stretch Trio play accessible music showing a huge range of influences from jazz to ambient electronica. Winners of the prestigious Peter Whittingham Award, they’ve recently recorded their debut album ‘Antithesis’ as well as appearing at the Gateshead International Jazz festival. They come to us in advance of appearances at the Wigan and Manchester jazz festivals. Definitely a band who look set to be going places fast. Featuring Andy French (sax/EWI), Tom Higham (drums), Calvin Travers (guitar) plus an array of loops and delays contributing to a wide open soundscape.
8th July 2015
Nat Birchall Sextet- £6
A long overdue appearance at The Lescar for a giant of both the Northern and UK jazz scenes, and a musician described by Gilles Peterson as “one of the best musicians in the UK”. Saxophonist Nat Birchall has followed his own path playing captivating music that is both spiritual and soulful. His live album ‘Live In Larissa’ was an instant classic, and an end of year favourite for many people in the year it was recorded, 2013. He brings a wonderful band, comprising six of the North’s most exciting and creative musicians; Nat Birchall - Tenor/soprano sax, percussion, Adam Fairhall - Piano, Corey Mwamba - Vibraphone, percussion, Michael Bardon - Bass, Johnny Hunter - Drums, Christian Weaver - congas/bata drum/bells/percussion. They’ve just recorded another album; catch them live before it becomes one of this year’s classics!
Advance tickets are available for all Jazz at the Lescar gigs from Porter Brook Gallery (Sheffield Music Shop), Hickmott Road, (open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday).
Telephone: 0774 020 1939
The Lescar Hotel