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Sunday, 27 January 2019

Jazz at the Lescar goes on tour...

Corey Mwamba 6 Feb

We're so excited about this - a full range of music covering a LOT of ground, from folk influences to big bands, free improv, to jazz standards, bass-playing vocalists, international musicians from the New York, Berlin and Cologne jazz scenes, and we're out on tour to some lovely venues around Sheffield.

First up we've got Corey Mwamba on his final tour, with a brilliant quartet of Northern musicians, NTH. This is followed by a phenomenal trio, Escape Hatch, which features Phronesis pianist Ivo Neame, alongside bassist Andrea Di Biase and drummer Dave Hamblett.

We have beautiful songwriting/folk music with a strong jazz influence from the acclaimed Magic Lantern, and also the immense Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, led by award-winning Tom Green, with a line-up of star musicians. We also have the return of Family Band, a great quartet featuring Kim Macari and Riley Stone-Lonergan, and also an incredible trombonist from NYC, Jacob Garchik puts in a Sunday appearance for us, with members of the vibrant Birmingham based band Young Pilgrims and a killer quintet line-up on the same bill.

In March, vocalist Jessica Radcliffe brings an original, beautiful, and inspiring musical response to the First World War, with a wonderful band drawn from the best of the London jazz scene. We follow that with another of the London scene's rising stars, bass player/vocalist Charlie Pyne, plus two European collaborations in quick succession, Uncanny Valley, and Mike Walker with Tria Lingvo (from Cologne). Finally we're off for a special gig at Yellow Arch with the wonderful blast of energy that is Vula Viel, with support from two Sheffield-based bands; Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace and Beyond Albedo. Gigs are at the Lescar unless otherwise stated

6th February 2019: NTH 

One of the UK’s most creative improvising musicians, mixing jazz with influences from folk and electronic music, vibraphonist Corey Mwamba is retiring from public performance, but he’s not going quietly! NTH features three of northern England’s most vital musicians, bassist Andy Champion, pianist Laura Cole, drummer Johnny Hunter.

13th February 2019: Escape Hatch 

Three of the most exciting musicians on the European jazz scene: MOBO-award winning pianist Ivo Neame (Phronesis), Italian double bassist Andrea Di Biase, drummer Dave Hamblett. Mixing influences from Ligetic, Messiaen, Vijay Iyer and Steve Lehman, their music is a journey through an array of musical landscapes

20th February 2019 at Holt Cafe: Magic Lantern 

Magic Lantern is Jamie Doe, a musician who’s songs reach out and inspire with their warmth, simplicity and heart-felt lyricism. He visits us with a band drawn from the London jazz scene, taking in afro-beat grooves, solo piano, folk and late night saxophone jams, all unified by Jamie’s uniquely expressive voice and song-writing.

27th February 2019 at Yellow Arch Studios: Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

17 musicians, one huge sound! Led by award-winning trombonist Tom Green, they sold out their debut at the London Jazz Festival. Lush melodies to broad walls of sound, drum and bass to funeral marches, and an incredible line-up.

6th March 2019: Family Band 

A mix of musical freedom and freewheeling momentum inspired by the free jazz revolution led by Ornette Coleman and others, by turns fiercely intense and cathartic, but also with moments of peace and introspection, always strongly rhythmic.

13th March 2019: Jessica Radcliffe’s Remembrance Project 

Vocalist/composer Jessica Radcliffe (Corrie Dick, NYJO, London Vocal Project) brings together a first class line-up to play music composed in response to the human experience of the first world war. Gripping, atmospheric, and relevant; based on music, poetry, reports, letters and other historical documents of and about the conflict.

Sunday 17th March 2019 at Yellow Arch Studios: Jacob Garchik Trombone Choir and Quintet 

A unique gig bringing together the music of phenomenal NYC trombonist Jacob Garchik with UK-based musicians in TWO vibrant and exciting bands. Jacob brings together a line up trombones, tuba and drums to form a trombone choir playing gospel songs and he will kick also off the gig with his a quintet featuring himself and Richard, with Andrew Woodhead (keys), Olie Brice (bass) and Andrew Bain (drums).

20th March 2019: Charlie Pyne Quartet 

Joyful, optimistic, thoughtful music from bass player/vocalist/composer Charlie Pyne. Charlie’s own music combines riffs, kaleidoscopic harmony and memorable tunes, mixing contemporary jazz with influences from rock and tango

27th March 2019: Uncanny Valley (Tom Challenger, Phil Donkin, Oliver Steidle) 

Three incredible musicians from the London and Berlin jazz scenes; probing, reactive, and propulsive improvised music from Tom Challenger (saxophone), Phil Donkin (bass) and Oliver Steidle (drums).

3rd April 2019: Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo 

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Mike Walker (Impossible Gentlemen), meets Tria Lingvo, based in Cologne, and winners of the 2014 New German Jazzprize

Thursday 4th April 2019 at Yellow Arch Studios: Vula Viel
Gyil player Bex Burch returns with her uniquely energetic and intense vib. Support from Captain Avery & the Cosmic Triceratops of Intergalactic Peace and Beyond Albedo.

Jez and The Jazz at The Lescar team.
Jazz Promoter of the Year 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Tel. 0774 020 1939

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