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Monday, 14 October 2019

Jazz at The Lescar line-up this autumn

16th October: Alice Zawadzki
From Jez Matthews at the Sheffield Lescar

We’ve got everything covered from fusion and singer-songwriter/folk influences to vibrant large bands and small intimate ensembles, Mercury nominees, and the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year. 

This week, wonderful vocalist and violinist Alice Zawadzki brings a virtuosic string trio with cellist Shirley Smart and bass player Misha Mullov-Abbado, and we have two dynamic takes on contemporary fusion with Flying Machines and the Mike De Souza Trio in consecutive weeks. Manchester Jazz Collective bring their spirited and inspiring large ensemble over the Snake Pass in November, followed by a truly all-star trio of Nadim TeimooriRuth Goller and Corrie Dick, and a return of the acclaimed Jamie Doe, aka Magic Lantern, sure to be a magical evening in the Lescar backroom. We’ve got some truly beautiful lyrical music from four Northern-based musicians at the end of November, when Universal Time join us, and finally we launch into December with the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the YearXhosa Cole, and his charismatic and driving quartet. 

16th October: Alice Zawadzki, Shirley Smart, Misha Mullov-Abbado / £9 (£5 students)
23rd October: Flying Machines / £8 (£5 students)
30th October: Mike De Souza / £8 (£5 students)
6th November: Manchester Jazz Collective / £9 (£5 students)
13th November: Nadim Teimoori, Ruth Goller, Corrie Dick / £8 (£5 students)
20th November: Magic Lantern / £9 (£5 students)
27th November: Universal Time / £8 (£5 students)

4th Dec Xhosa Cole Quartet / £9 (£5 students)

Telephone: 0774 020 1939

The Lescar Hotel
Sharrowvale Road
S11 8ZF

Monday, 7 October 2019

Hull Jazz Festival’s Winter Edition,13th-16th November

Hull Jazz Festival’s 2019 Winter Edition – 13th-16th November at Hull Truck Theatre -focuses on stories told through jazz, and they’ve got some extraordinary tales to tell!

On Saturday 16th November, Cuban virtuoso violinist Omar Puente presents a joyful celebration of the life of his wife, campaigner Debbie Purdy, who died in 2014. An Evening for Debbie sees Omar joined by his sensational Latin sextet and special guests including Alex Wilson on piano, Dennis Rollins on trombone and Naomi Phillips on vocals. An upbeat, Havana-style celebration of an extraordinary life – you won’t be able to sit still!

On Thursday 14th November, British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, one of the leading lights of the new UK jazz scene and collaborator with the likes of Radiohead and Lee Scratch Perry, performs her new work Polyhymnia. Inspired by the lives of some of Ahmed’s heroes including Malala, the suffragettes, Rosa Parks, the Saudi filmmaker Haifaa al-Mansour and saxophonist Barbara Thompson, this is a celebration of courageous and inspiring women, performed by a 13-strong big band.

Inspiring women are at the forefront in two more shows. On Saturday 16th November, Apphia Campbell brings her critically acclaimed play Black is the Color of My Voice to Yorkshire for the first time. Inspired by the life of the late, great Nina Simone, the show follows the life of a black singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. And on Wednesday 13th November, Hull’s first lady of soul, Lyn Acton, celebrates the women who’ve influenced her from Aretha Franklin to Chaka Khan, with some surprises along the way.

Thursday 14th November sees the stage at Hull Truck Theatre stage transformed into a boxing ring as Dutch ensemble Ikarai present the dance of the century with Muhammad: The Rumble in the Jungle in Concert. Ali’s epic fight is the perfect match for a musical score: rhythmic, gracious and honest, with some heavy blows.

There’s a treat for fans of Supertramp on Friday 15th November when sax man John Helliwell heads to Hull with his famously dry wit and the Super Big Tramp Band. Featuring some of the North’s best musicians, they’ll perform the unforgettable music of the legendary supergroup

Also on Friday 15th November, Dutch vocalist Eva Scholten joins forces with Latchepen, some of the UK’s most in-demand Django-inspired musicians, for a vocal tribute to Django Reinhardt. Expect an enchanting evening of swing, jazz-manouche and bebop.

Peter Whittingham Jazz Award deadline soon

There’s only a week left to apply for the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Now in its 29th year, The Peter Whittingham Jazz Award offers the winner £5,000 to undertake a creative project of their choice, that will support their creative and professional development.

The award can fund recording, filming, touring, performances, mentoring, collaboration and promotion. A further £5,000 is available for up to three rising talents through The Peter Whittingham Jazz Development Awards. Previous winers include Roller Trio from Leeds, and saxman Phil Meadows from Manchester. Deadline is 14 October

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