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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Grimsby Jazz Christmas Special

Gill Wilde writes

For our final gig of 2016 on Wednesday, 7th December, Grimsby Jazz will present the Pat McCarthy Christmas All-stars at the Old Clee Club in Clee Crescent.

Pat McCarthy himself  needs no introduction to local jazz fans.  The guitarist has been a firm favourite locally for many years and has a long established reputation throughout Britain.

Pat will have with him his regular trio – with John Perry on drums and Warren Jolly on bass, and also will feature guest vocalist Shannon Reilly, and popular local trumpeter Thom Whitworth. If that is not enough the multi-talented Canadian Piero Tucci will also join the ensemble on saxophone, piano and accordion.  Piero had a fine career in music in Toronto, performing with the Drifters, 5th Dimension and James Brown among others, before upping sticks a dozen years ago to move to Sheffield.  In Sheffield he features on the University staff between his bouts performing with many of the greats of jazz – Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth, Digby Fairweather Humphrey Lyttleton, Georgie Fame et al!

The evening will kick off earlier than usual – at 8pm, with three sets of music instead of the usual two.  Tickets will be available on the door for £14 but can be obtained for a £2 discount if booked in advance through Gill Wilde (01472 873730) or Off The Beaten Track (01507 607677) As always, students are half price. Jazz membership is available which will be deducted from ticket price.


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