Yazz Ahmed band Fri 16 MarchSheffield Jazz's Friday night programme for the new year starts on Friday 19th January at the Crucible studio
Friday 19 January at 19.15 Crucible Studio
Tony Kofi, Alan Barnes: alto saxophones; John Turville: piano; Adam King: bass; Rod Youngs: drums
"This band is about enjoyment for performers and audience alike - the perfect antidote to the po-faced gloom school of jazz!" says Alan Barnes.
Friday 26 January at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Trish Clowes’ My Iris
Trish Clowes: sax; Chris Montague: guitar; Ross Stanley: keyboards; Tim Giles: drums
Saxophonist Trish Clowes returns with her new group project, My Iris, drawing inspiration from the concept of an iris opening and the kaleidoscopic range of sounds which the band are exploring.
Friday 9 February at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Mark Lockheart: sax; Liam Noble: piano; Jasper Hoiby: bass
Their output has been described as “Folky, melodically strong chamber music, with flavours ranging from bluegrass to tango to contemporary classical, veering from the carefully written to the liberally improvised.”
Friday 16 February at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble: The Spirit of Trane
Gilad Atzmon: saxophone; Frank Harrison: piano; Yaron Stavi: bass; Enzo Zirilli: drums
Gilad’s fiery, impassioned style and brilliant musicianship regularly attracts packed houses in Sheffield. Touring for over 17 years, the band have gained a reputation as one of European jazz’s pre-eminent bands.
Friday 23 February at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Jump Monk Quintet
Arnie Somogyi: bass; Tony Kofi: alto sax; Jeremy Price: trombone; Liam Noble: piano; Clark Tracey: drums
The "Jump Monk" project is dedicated to performing the music of two of the greatest jazz composers and musicians: pianist Thelonious Monk and bass player Charles Mingus.
Friday 9 March at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Rob Luft Band
Rob Luft: guitar; Joe Wright: tenor sax; Joe Webb: keyboards; Tom McCredie: bass; Corrie Dick: drums
The word is out on Rob Luft: hotly tipped by The Times to “achieve great things”, the award-winning guitarist brings to Crookes the great young band with whom he made his debut CD “Riser”.
Friday 16 March at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Yazz Ahmed band
Yazz Ahmed: trumpet/ flugelhorn; George Crowley: bass clarinet; Ralph Wyld: vibraphone; Naadia Sheriff: piano; Dudley Phillips: bass; Martin France: drums; Corrina Silvester: percussion
Tipped as a rising star by Jazzwise and Time Out magazines, Yazz Ahmed’s 2017 album “La Saboteuse” has been widely judged to be UK jazz album of the year, blending western and Middle Eastern influences.
Friday 23 March at 20.00 Crookes Social Club
Nikki Iles Quintet
Nikki Iles: piano; Josh Arcoleo: tenor sax; Percy Pursglove: trumpet; Steve Watts bass; Tim Giles: drums
Nikki Iles is a real favourite of Sheffield Jazz audiences and this is a brand new quintet which was formed for the Manchester Jazz Festival in July 2017.
Crookes Social Club, Sheffield S10 1TD.
Crucible Studio, Tudor Square, Sheffield S1 1DA.
More details about all these gigs in Sheffield Jazz’s season at: www.sheffieldjazz.org.