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Friday, 5 January 2018

New Year's Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield

Beats n Pieces -  24 Jan Yellow Arch Studios

Jez Matthews writes

Happy New Year!  I hope you are well and had a great festive period. We’re spreading our wings this season with two gigs at different venues, and we’re also proud to present two milestone gigs; our own 5th anniversary gig featuring the wonderful guitar duo of Stuart McCallum and Mike Walker, and a 10th anniversary gig by the Beats and Pieces Big Band, who’ve just sold out 3 consecutive nights at Ronnie Scotts - we’re putting them on at Yellow Arch Studios, to make sure we can fit everyone in! There’ll be another milestone when we present a long awaited gig by Sheffield-based pianist Piero Tucci, featuring long term musical associates from his formative years in Canada.

We also feature three bands with great new albums; rising star singer/pianist/composer Joy Ellis, an international line-up Bahla, who’s unique, beautiful and cinematic music is sure to light up the lovely Holt Cafe in Sheffield, and also Elliot Galvin’s ground-breaking, energetic and virtuosic piano trio.

Two award-winning, distinctive and powerful sax players (Phil Meadows and Matt Anderson) make welcome returns with new line-ups, and we welcome (at last!) a pianist who’s been making waves, Rick Simpson, with a brilliant new trio. And finally two musicians with links to Sheffield, bass player Seth Bennett and guitarist Jamie Taylor return, Seth with a fiery eight piece line up, celebrating the music of Charles Mingus, and Jamie in his wonderful lyrical and swinging quartet with trumpeter Richard Iles, a welcome repeat of a gig that was one of our highlights in 2017.

Many thanks as ever for your support. Best wishes, Jez.

Jazz dates
10th January Stuart McCallum and Mike Walker (5th anniversary) / £7 @Lescar
17th January Piero Tucci Quartet: CANUK / £7 @Lescar
24th January Beats and Pieces 10th Anniversary Tour / £10 @Yellow Arch Studios
31st January Joy Ellis / £7 @Lescar
7th February Matt Anderson / £7 @Lescar
14th February Bahla / £9 @Holt Cafe
21st February Seth Bennett, ‘What Love’ / £8 @Lescar
28th February Rick Simpson Trio / £7 @Lescar
7th March Jamie Taylor / Richard Iles Quartet / £7 @Lescar
14th March Phil Meadows Quartet / £7 @Lescar
21st March  Elliot Galvin Trio / £7 @Lescar

Telephone: 0774 020 1939

The Lescar Hotel
Sharrowvale Road
S11 8ZF

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