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Monday, 19 October 2015

All year round jazz festival @The Lescar!

Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier Nov 25th

From Jazz at the Lescar's Jez Matthews..

With a diverse range of music from local, regional and national touring artists Jazz at Sheffield's Lescar is an all year round jazz festival on your doorstep!

21st October 2015 Alex Munk Quartet £6
Having played alongside Iain Ballamy, Stan Sulzmann, James Taylor and many others, Alex brings a brilliant quartet of London’s finest, Matt Robinson (piano/rhodes), Conor Chaplin (electric bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums).

28th October 2015 Johnny Hunter Quartet £6
Johnny Hunter Quartet One of the most lively and creative drummers around, and a Lescar favourite, Johnny Hunter brings his quartet featuring, from the Beats & Pieces Big Band, Ben Watte (tenor sax), and Graham South (trumpet), plus bass tbc.

4th November 2015 Pete Lyons LX Quintet £6
Pete Lyons Tenor sax player and Sheffield legend Pete Lyons brings a seven piece band playing his own compositions. Featuring John Hulme (trumpet/flugelhorn), Henrik Linneman (flute), Hannah Brady (alto sax), Jez Matthews (piano), Graham Jones (bass), Johnny Hunter (drums).

11th November 2015 Josh Kemp Organ Quartet £7
A regular at Ronnie Scotts and with a growing reputation, tenor sax player Josh Kemp brings a straight-ahead hard swinging band with a classic Blue Note sound, featuring three masters; Steve Fishwick (trumpet), Ross Stanley (Hammond B3 organ), and Tim Giles (drums).

Two nights in a special mid-week...
Tuesday, 17th November 2015 DOUBLE BILL: Metamorphic/Røyst Trio£7
Pianist Laura Cole brings her magnificent Metamorphic sextet, in a double-bill with unique Scandinavian vocal trio Røyst. Metamorphic comprises Chris Williams (Led Bib, on alto sax), John Martin (tenor/soprano sax), Kerry Andrew (vocal/loops), Tom Greenhalgh (drums), Paul Sandy (bass). Røyst are Kari N. Bleivik, Cecilie Giskemo, and Maria Jardardottir.

Wednesday 18th November 2015 C Bop £6
Part two of our mid-week jazz special at The Lescar and we’re delighted to welcome back former Lescar impresario and all round Sheffield jazz celebrity Chris Walker with his energetic and funky band of Sheffield’s finest, featuring Piero Tucci (keys and sax), Alex Henderson (bass) and Phil Johnson (drums).

25th November 2015 Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier £6
A real treat for guitar fans, two virtuoso guitarists, bringing a whole range of influences from gentle ballads to Turkish music, flamenco and bossa grooves. It's a beautiful sound world in the hands of two masters, influenced by the likes of Pat Metheny and Egberto Gismonti, but also highly individual music.

2nd December 2015 DOUBLE BILL: Inclusion Principle + Seth Bennett/Dave Kane £6
Inclusion Principle comprises Martin Archer (laptop, woodwind), Hervé Perez (laptop, woodwind), and Peter Fairclough (drums), layering minimalism, improvisation, free jazz, ambient beats and soundscapes.  Seth Bennett and Dave Kane come together in an engaging musical conversation between two of the most virtuosic and imaginative bass players around.

9th December 2015 Djangonauts £6
Bringing a contemporary feel to just great swinging acoustic jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt, with Lescar favourites, Chris Walker (guitar), Piero Tucci (accordion), Kevin Walker (bass), Phil Johnson (drums).

16th December 2015 Jamie Taylor and Russ Henderson £6
Jamie Taylor on guitar, Russ Henderson on saxophones. Expect to hear perfectly realised swinging versions of classic jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Music starts at 9pm, doors 8.30pm.
The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZF
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