Nigel Kennedy and John Etheridge - Scarborough Jazz Festival
Three of the best from Mike Gordon...
"Benn Clatworthy Quartet- Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask:
Benn just seems to get better and better. He has a fantastic reception at the club with an exciting and varied programme. Brilliantly accompanied by New York pianist Cecelia Coleman, Benn is definitely a world class player.
John Etheridge and Trio North- Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask:
John seems able to turn his hand - or plectrum - to any musical genre. He always attracts a big crowd to the Cask. His versatility and spontaneity were also displayed before 1200 people at Scarborough Jazz Festival in September when he teamed up with violinist Nigel Kennedy, switching from straight ahead jazz in the first set to mind blowing Hendrix style grooving in the second.
Gerry Mulligan Concert Band led by saxophonist Robert Fowler - Scarborough Jazz Festival @Scarborough Spa
For sheer professionalism and outstanding musicianship it would be hard to beat this gripping performance"