Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues - Christmas in style

Alan Barnes Quartet 

Sue Bradley writes

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues is counting down the days to Christmas in style, starting on this Friday 5 December 2014 as the Alan Barnes Quartet hits the Atrium at Clitheroe Castle BB7 1BA. Tickets: £12 - Members £10, available on the door.  Buy online at We Got Tickets. Line-up: Errol Roberts on drums, Les Chisnell on keys, Steve Berry on double bass. Don’t miss this gig - it will be big!!!

Ribble Valley’s very own home grown Jazz Collective takes to the stage at 2pm on Sunday 7th December at the Spread Eagle in Sawley, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4NH
This new community big band is directed by Paul J Rigby, one of the most experienced band leaders in the North West.  Expect some Big Band Classics as well as bit of tinsel too. Not ticketed but be sure to reserve your table for lunch.

Northernline artists Djangologie are set to bring a sparkle to our Friday Live stream on 12th December 12 noon at the Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL courtesy of Jazz North with the Mark Lewis trio putting the final touches to our festive season the same evening from 7pm at the Bayley Arms in Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB

2015 looks set to be our best yet with a sensational set of monthly gigs including the Zoe Gilby Quartet, Wagon Train, the Sirkis / Bialas International Quartet and Arun Ghosh.  See our website for full details and tickets.

And all this leads up to the Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues May Bank Holiday Festival – this year with headliners Stacey Kent , Alan Skidmore and Andy Shepard – cut price early bird Freedom Passes for the whole festival on offer at £60.00 until 24th December 2014 – go on put it in your diary now!

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