Tuesday, 28 July 2015

All set for Chapel Allerton Festival...

Sunday afternoon 6 September 12.30-7pm sees the best chill out for the local jazz and blues scene -the Chapel Allerton Arts Festival Jazz Sunday in Regent Street Leeds.

Here's the bands - all for the cost of £3 in the famous Festival buckets...

Garforth Jazz Rock Band 12.30pm
Directed by Dave Evans, the Garforth Jazz Rock Band from Garforth Academy has gone on to become one of the busiest and best youth jazz ensembles in the country, performing all over the UK, and touring Ireland, Germany and South Africa. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGJRB

Stretch Trio 1.30pm
 Stretch Trio was formed as an outlet for music written by EWI and Saxophonist, Andy French. "Stretch Trio are no ordinary guitar trio, they sonically push the envelope of the traditional jazz sound incorporating today's contemporary technology. Definitely one to watch! "  - Dennis Rollins

Nicki Allan/Rod Mason Quintet 2.30pm  
Nicki Allan vocals, Rod Mason sax, Tom Kincaid piano, Dave Turner double bass, Caroline Boaden drums, James Robinson percussion
Saxman Rod Mason and vocalist Nikki Allan return to play a set of new funk tunes plus some Herbie Hancock, Gil Scott heron and other great songs. Come down for a really Jazz/funky experience!

James O'Hara Blues Band 3.30pm
James O'Hara - Lead vocals & guitar, Marc Leyton Bennet - Drums, Clinton McFarlane - Bass, Jon Burr - Harmonica, Paul Corry - Guitar.
James O'Hara is a Leeds based Blues musician with a wealth of experience in fronting bands since 1985 including The Detonators and The Giantkillers. In the last 25 years he has been lucky enough to meet and play with many British Blues legends and Chicago Blues royalty.

Louis Louis Louis 4.30pm
Sam Thornton - vocals and saxophones, Laurence Marshall - vocals, trombone & trumpet, Chris Lloyd - vocals and piano, Adam Richards - vocals and double bass, Ric Colley - vocals and drums.   A classic jump blues, rocksteady and ska band,  with a thumping slap bass, honking horns, raucous four-part vocal harmonies and a driving piano boogie.

Tarantismo 5.30pm
Tarantismo are a 7 piece band that will keep you dancing through for the rest of the evening. Inspired by the hot rhythms of Cuban Son and continuing the earthy tradition made popular by the Buena Vista Social Club. There will be a salsa dance class too to get you in the mood with Tanya and Sergio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYrmGfbPcd4

Full details of all the weekend festival events (including more jazz!) can be found at http://chapelallerton.org.uk/

Chapel Allerton Festival: Regent Street,  Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4PE.

Mike Walker's tribute to John Taylor

Guitarist Mike Walker's tribute to his fellow Mancunian, pianist John Taylor is just wonderful - it is reproduced here if you haven't seen it.....brilliant

"Rewind this day
let it go on with
still in it,
I don't want too late
I don't want your chords and notes
and rhythms to snap me
our new daybreak
I don't want your touch
to press an ache
so much
I cannot sing the song
you taught me
But then,
I surrender to
A smile across a stage
at the centre of an essence
distilled from all the moments
you shared with us
as we twisted and turned
around your beautiful fingers"

Taster from August Jazz at Scarborough

Jamie Taylor/Matt Anderson (photo: midgley.zenfolio.com)

Bob Walker writes from Scarborough Jazz

Please find below a taster of our August programme.

05/08  Ian Chalk 
Ian has a mellifluous trumpet tone reminiscent of the brass band style, and this is shown off to great effect on his recent album “Dreamsville”. A real treat for the band as well as the audience. £4

12/08  Jamie Taylor and Matt Anderson.
One of the UK's most exciting young tenor sax players, Matt Anderson was awarded 'Young Musician of the Year' at The Jazz Yorkshire Awards later that year. Jamie Taylor is a jazz tutor at LCM and his guitar playing has drawn praise from leading UK critics, £5

19/08  Tina Featherstone.
Sax player Tina, inspired by her father Mike who played for Tubby Hayes, started clarinet when she was nine years old. She gained big band experience with the Stan Kenton tribute band. £4

26/08  Thom Whitworth.
Trumpeter and guitarist Thom is a remarkable musician. He can switch between his two instruments with easy fluency and is recognised as a highly imaginative improviser. £4

Doors at The Cask open 8.00pm.

Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask Inn
Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2LQ

01723 500570



Big Screen at Southport

Geoff Matthews writes

"Just spent last weekend at the inaugural Llandudno Jazz Festival which came about due to the demise of the Titley festival (5 years running) which was in turn the reincarnation of the much missed Appleby festival which ran for 14 years prior. Artistic Director was trumpeter Neil Yates with the support of a professional promoter and the Welsh town’s tourism machine who put on a great show . The ‘Appleby-Titley’ crowd turned up in large numbers to hear a celebration of Britjazz in a marquee overlooking Llandudno bay/beach. Despite a rainy Sunday the event was highly enjoyable a big success.

I mention this because the gig that produced the loudest and longest standing ovation was on Sunday morning – The Matt Skelton-David Newton-Tom Farmer ‘Big Screen Take One’ Trio playing a spectacular 1 hour 15 minute set of movie theme music.

Anyone who wants a lot more of that can hear 2 hours of the trio at our gig at The Royal Clifton Hotel Southport on the evening of Sunday August 23rd. It really was a barnstormer of a set and I for one can’t wait to hear more.

Tickets £14-ring 01704 541790 to book.
Doors 7.30 for an 8 pm start.
Full details on www.jazzinsouthport.co.uk

Jazz Promotion Network meet at Manchester..

The UK Jazz Promotion network will be meeting at the Manchester Jazz Festival again this year - this time at Matt and Phred's club on Wednesday 5th August 1pm until 5pm

If you fancy going along to hear about Jazz Promotion Network activities and join in the debate about the future direction of jazz just come along and join in! Admission free...

Matt and Phred's, 64 Tib St, Manchester M4 1LW, tel 0161 831 7002

Manchester Jazz Festival starts this Friday...

The 2015 Manchester Jazz Festival starts 31 July and runs to 9 August.  Here are festival director (and Jazz North's Creative Director) Steve Mead listing some highlights from  the 80 + concerts taking place..

How Monkey Found His Swing and I Have A Duck Who Can Roar:
Albert Square August 2 1pm & 3pm £4 each

Thwaites Festival Pavilion / August 5 / 8pm / £8

Iain Ballamy: The Pepper Street Orchestra 
RNCM / August 6 / 8pm / £17

Northern Line with Jazz North: 
Twelve free gigs at several venues around the city, performances from northern artists August 3

Epfi Records & Onze Heures Onze Collectives:
Soup Kitchen / August 5 / 9pm / £8

St Ann’s Church / August 6 / 1pm / £10

John Ellis and Antony Barkworth-Knight:
Manchester Town Hall / August 7 / £10pm / £10

Rodrigo Constanzo:
dfscore : Pavilion / August 2 / 5pm / £4

Sharma Rahman Band and Airelle Besson Quartet:
Pavilion / August 9 / 2.45pm & 4.30pm / £4 each

Riot Jazz Band & Baked A La Ska: Pavilion / August 6 / 8pm / £15-£17

More from Steve Mead's interview here - http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/manchester-jazz-festival-highlights-artistic-9740829

More details about the festival are here  http://www.manchesterjazz.com/

Saturday, 25 July 2015

OXYD in Newcastle date

Paul Bream writes

Like a lot of jazz promoters, Jazz North East usually goes on holiday during August, topping up their tans in Whitley Bay. But when the Paris-based quintet OXYD got in touch about a possible gig in advance of a Manchester Jazz Festival appearance, they put their beach plans on hold.

The approach wasnt entirely unexpected, as JNE have forged strong links with the French jazz scene, and now probably present more French bands than any UK promoter outside London. But OXYD was a new name, and a quick check on their track record was enough to reach a decision; hints of the downtown New York scene combined with influences from alternative rock, improv and contemporary music, and all given that indefinable but instantly recognisable quelque chose that marks out much young French jazz (there isnt an accordion, but you feel it wouldnt be out of place!). 

The band comprises Thibault Perriard; Olivier Laisney; Oliver Degabriele; Julien Pontvianne; Alexandre Herer. They appears at Newcastles Bridge Hotel on Sunday 2nd August, presenting their latest project - jazz deconstructions of the music of Nirvana (including some original compositions loosely inspired by the grunge icons). JNE programmer Paul Bream admits its all a bit of a risk; Were putting on an unknown band in a reputedly dead month, playing music from which some mainstream jazz fans might recoil - but jazz musicians have always used the pop music of their day as an inspiration, and we regard this as part of that tradition, and something that deserves to be heard.  

Doors 7:30pm : £10/8 entry : Music starts 8.00pm. There is no wheelchair access to this venue.
The Bridge Hotel
Castle Square

Friday, 24 July 2015

Armenian and American jazz at Assembly Room

Tigran Hamasyan

The Howard Assembly Room at Opera North have announced appearances by both American and Armenian featured jazz pianists at their Leeds concert series this autumn

On Friday 2nd October American pianist Aaron Parks is featured- he a leading musician in the new generation of jazz pianists and composers to come out of New York: a master of melody, and a composer and arranger of protean skill and dexterity. As an ECM artist, he is joined on this first UK tour by two other formidable players from that label, bassist Ben Street and masterful drummer Billy Hart

Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds
Friday 2 October 7.45pm
Box Office: 0844 848 2727

On Friday 16 October Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan performs with the Yerevan State Choir in a unique exploration of their nation's music on 16 October, in their only UK performance outside London. Tigran's flowing improvisation fuses with the rich folkloric music of his homeland. Although still in his twenties, Tigran is already a solo recording artist for Verve/Universal, Nonesuch and ECM and has been highly praised by piano luminaries Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau for his dazzling virtuosity. Tigran and the choir perform music he has arranged by seven famous Armenian composers including composer Komitas Vardapet, who is well known to admirers of performances by Jan Garbarek and The Hilliard Ensemble.

Howard Assembly Room at Opera North, Leeds
Friday  16 October 7.45pm
Box Office: 0844 848 2727


Play at Scarborough!

Bob Walker writes 

Always a popular night at Scarborough Jazz, and never without a few surprises. As ever the services of the resident trio will be on hand to accompany both the aspiring and the accomplished. We are also pleased to have the services of popular saxophonist Julia Wray who, apart from performing with the trio, will be there to front the ultimate jam session which always features on these nights.

We openly welcome instrumentalists and vocalists. We do, however, ask you to register in advance with Mike Gordon on 01723 379818

Doors at The Cask open at 8.00pm.  Admission £4

So there you go - day on the beach followed by a jam in the evening - perfect!

Northern Line showcase day at Manchester Jazz Festival

If you are a Northern Jazz promoter you should already have had a personal invitation to come to Manchester to listen to 12 artists in 10 hours... Make sure someone from your venue comes along!

Monday 3rd August is Jazz North’s Northern Line showcase*** day at Manchester Jazz Festival where you can experience the full and varied range of wonderful music from the artists on the third round of this scheme.
  • Four central venues- Thwaites Festival Pavilion in Albert Square (next to the Town Hall), Manchester Central Library (in St Peter’s Square), St Ann’s Church (in St Ann’s Square) and Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club (in the Northern Quarter).
  • First performances start at 12:00 pm (The Lindsay Hannon Plus) 
  • Last performance 9:45 pm (Bugalu Foundation)
  • Each gig is free for you to attend
  • All the venues are within easy walking distance  

Special reward for the promoter who manages to attend all 12 gigs! (it was John Taylor from Ashington Jazz Club last year...)
There is also a VIP reception at Matt and Phreds where you can meet the Jazz North Team and the bandleaders and see one of the bands- the Blind Monk Trio

Travel and accommodation bursaries may be available. Please contact Lucy Woolley if you wish to come along! Lucy Woolley <lucy@jazznorth.org>

Northern Line Round 3 Artists-
Graeme Wilson Quartet www.gigmit.com/graeme-wilson-quartet
Tipping Point www.lamplightsocial.co.uk/artists/tipping-point
John Bailey Quintet johnbaileyguitar.com
Grew Quartet www.pooroedipus.com/grew-quartet/
Bugalu Foundation bugalufoundation.com
The Lindsay Hannon Plus http://rusticsnail.co.uk/lhplus/
Matt Holborn Quartet www.mattholborn.com
Cameron Vale cameronvaleband.bandcamp.com/releases
Blind Monk www.blindmonktrio.com
Manjula http://vanessaranimusic.com/bands/manjula/
Pan Jumby soundcloud.com/panjumby
Iain Dixon / Les Chisnall http://iaindixonmusic.co.uk/duo.html

More information:  www.jazznorth.org/northern-line-showcase-2015

*** "Jazz North’s Northern Line is an exciting new touring initiative that offers a hand-picked roster of northern artists – selected by a panel of industry specialists – out to northern promoters at special subsidised rates. Over 100 promoters have now booked a northern line band. Artists also receive professional development and media support. We’re now showcasing Round 3 of this exciting, successful project and we want to share this music with you."

The Jazz North team

Sunday, 19 July 2015

John Taylor RIP

Sad to pass on the news that pianist John Taylor, a towering figure in European jazz, died last night, Friday 17th July. He had a sudden heart attack while performing in Stephane Kerecki's band at the French Saveurs Jazz Festival. He was resuscitated on the spot but died later in hospital.

Dave Holland (@TheDaveHolland) tweeted at 6:40 pm on Sat, Jul 18, 2015: “The wonderful pianist & composer John Taylor passed away last night. Friends and colleagues since '65. Much loved.” http://t.co/qefdYl3ge2

He's delighted us with his music at jazz venues in the North throughout his long career. Here's some clips-  with his wonderful trio with Palle Danielson and Martin France at Wakefield Jazz Club 2/12/11 playing "Afterthought" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Me2BdwyXc; at Seven Arts in Leeds 4/10/12 solo playing "Ambleside" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wERPbYdPyJo and most recently - John on 15 January this year with Julian Seigel and Diana Torto again with Seven Jazz in Leeds playing "Jenny Wren" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfm1yxLdEJA

A tragedy for the jazz world - a respected, loved, hugely influential figure over half a century, both as player and teacher. A fantastic musician and a lovely guy. No more music like this - John playing  "How Deep is the Ocean": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygSJLzLzpi4

Steve Crocker

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Book for weekend workshop@Globe

1-2 August at the Globe in Newcastle 

One, two, one, two, three...and book now.

There’s a few places left and all instruments are welcome. We’ve got saxes of all sizes, guitars, basses, drums, vocalists (but no trumpets or pianists – come on don’t be shy).

This is a great opportunity to spend the whole weekend playing, listening and learning in the company of others who want to improve their jazz skills – guided by the inspirational James Birkett and Judith Thompson. Participants will be divided into two groups based on experience.

Participants also get free admission to the Williams-Tanton Quartet gig on the Saturday evening and a chance to jam with the band.

To confirm your booking you need to pay for the workshop in advance. The fee is £82.00. This includes free admission to the Jazz.Coop gig on Saturday evening featuring the Williams-Tanton Quartet.

There is also the option of paying for lunches and refreshments in advance. This would be helpful because it will give us a clear idea of numbers to cater for. The charge for buffet lunch on both days and tea/coffee breaks is £16.00.

You can read the full programme for the weekend here

More information : http://jazz.coop/

The Jazz-Coop Newcastle
The Globe
11 Railway St,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tyne and Wear
0191 222 2222

How to run a successful jazz venue...

Fancy being the next Ronnie Scott? Or maybe you just want to see more live jazz happening in your area? Want to come and meet some successful Northern Jazz promoters and get their advice?

This event is aimed at people who want to become jazz promoters, or who may already do some jazz promotion and want to do it better. You may be a musician wanting to develop venue for people to play, a volunteer with an interest in jazz, or a promoter in other areas of the arts wanting to include more jazz in your festival or programme. This event will help you achieve that.

The seminar will focus on: finding a venue, developing an audience, planning a programme, developing the local jazz community through workshops, masterclasses, jam session and paying for it all! It also provides a prime opportunity to network with successful Northern Jazz promoters.

This event is FREE to attend, but spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment we would ask participants to sign-up in advance via the form below.

The panel:

Neil Hughes – owner of the Cinnamon Club, Altringham

Jez Matthews – musician and promoter of Lescar Jazz club, part of Sheffield Jazz

Gill Wilde – promoter of the Grimsby Jazz club and Cleethorpes Jazz Festival

John Marley – musician and promoter of Jazz in York venues

This event is one of a series of free professional development training sessions for jazz promoters across the North of England run by the Norvol jazz network – independent jazz promoters in the North of England.

“How to run a successful jazz venue” @Lancaster Jazz Festival

2:30pm – 5 pm, Saturday 19th September 2015

The Sun Hotel, Sun Street , Lancaster , LA1 1EW

To reserve your place to attend the ‘How to run a successful jazz venue’ session please click on this link


Friday, 10 July 2015

Garforth Arts Playground Party on Saturday

The Garforth Arts Festival Playground party is this SATURDAY 11 July

The Playground Party 2015 is fast approaching, featuring a whole day of fantastic live music, dance, entertainment & fun for all the family. It is the culmination of the two-week long Garforth Arts Festival which is now firmly established as a part of the annual cultural calendar in the city of Leeds.

Headlining will be THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES delivering their unique mix of jazz, funk and soul. Supporting them will be West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist SETH LAKEMAN, and the afrobeat legend FEMI KUTI AND THE POSITIVE FORCE. Also on the bill is the BBC BIG BAND featuring top UK jazz singer CLARE TEAL (this is due on at 5.15pm). Our line-up continues with the Garforth Jazz Rock Band.

Leeds arts organization East Leeds FM will be running our second stage featuring music and spoken word from a wide range of artists from Leeds and across the UK.

There will also be visual arts, craft and music workshops, so there will be loads to do for kids and parents alike.

Magic, face painting, juggling, stilt walking and a whole host of other vibrant and exciting activities will be going on throughout the day.

All in all, the Playground Party is a cultural extravaganza not to be missed, and at only £25 for a full day of entertainment, it might just be the best value festival day in the entire UK!


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Seven's summer sizzlers

Le Toot and the Kansas City Four - photo Maria Alzamora

Here's the news about July and August Seven Jazz gigs in Chapel Allerton - it's been a tremendous year - keep supporting live jazz in Leeds!

Sun afternoon July 12: Tessa Smith Sextet featuring Lorne Cowieson @Seven Arts 1.30-4.15pm Popular Leeds jazz singer Tessa Smith with her band featuring Scottish guest trumpeter Lorne Cowieson who has featured with singer Kurt Elling. Support (1.30-2pm) from the Jazz Voices Choir. £7/5 conc.

Sun afternoon July 19: Summer Café @Inkwell 1.30-4.15pm Bring your horn, your axe, voice or just come and listen to the fun. The trio features young jazz musicians Chris Bland (piano) Jordan Dinsdale (drums) £7/5, concessions includes performers. £7/5 conc.

Sun afternoon: July 26 Pan Jumby @SevenArts 1.30-4.15pm The calypso/jazz sounds of our own jazz steel pan ace Dudley Nesbitt who is finally getting the recognition he's always deserved. Jazz with a Caribbean flavour. £7/5 conc

Jean's August picks! 

For those who still want to listen and play on through August, Seven Jazz's Jean Watson has picked out a few bands and jam sessions for you...

Sun afternoon 2 August: Matt Aplin's 'Treppenwitz' followed by jam session@ Inkwell 1.30-4.15pm £7/5 conc

Sun afternoon 9 August: Le Toot & The Kansas City Four followed by jam session@ Inkwell -  1.30-4.15pm £7/5 conc

Sun afternoon 16 August: Tom Sharp's "Adderley Quintet @ Seven Arts 1.30-4.15pm
Featuring the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley- one for soul jazz fans. No jam this time - just the band!

Venues: Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.
Inkwell: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton pub)

Latest information www.sevenjazz.co.uk
Tickets on the door or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds

Jazz to savour at the Spa

Enrico Tomasso

Les Brown and the Jazz at the Spa team keep the top jazz coming all through the summer! Here's the line up for July and August

Jul 11th – New Orleans Heat - New Orleans jazz at its very best. A seven piece band playing “old style” New Orleans Jazz with renewed verve and vigour led by pianist Barry Grummett.

Jul 18th – Stephanie Trick + Paolo Alderighi – Two young musicians of outstanding talent playing singly and duets in the ‘Harlem stride piano’ style.  www.stephanietrick.com   £10

Jul 25th  - No Jazz this week

Aug 1st – Amy Roberts/John Hallam Quintet – Two of our all time favourite reeds players to perform a wonderful miscellany of the standards and all backed up by the superb Tom Kincaid Trio.

Aug 8th – Enrico Tomasso + Roy Williams + Ken Marley Trio –  two of the UK’s finest instrumentalists well known to JITS regulars with the formidable backing of the Ken Marley Trio. £10.

Aug 15th Savannah Jazz Band – and just to keep up the pressure, here’s your favourite Yorkshire band visiting its favourite Yorkshire venue to blow up a storm and keep your feet tapping. .

Aug 22nd – Wabash Jazzmen – “refreshing, vibrant hot five jazz” is an excellent description for this group which is driven along by the flowing banjo of leader Mark Challinor.

Aug 29th – Jeff Barnhart + John Hallam + Keith Stephen + Bruce Rollo – in other words, the ‘Mr Men’. Here’s Jeff again with a line up which needs no introduction. £10

Jazz at the Spa is at the Village Hall High Street Boston Spa, Leeds LS23 6AA

Situated just off the new section of the A1(M) at Junction 45 signed Wetherby and Otley.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

The world comes to Wigan Jazz Fest

Echoes of Ellington 

2015 brings the 30th Wigan International Jazz Festival between Thus July 9th and Sun July 12th . Acts converging from across the globe to give your eyes and ears a treat. We're rocking a big band theme but the sounds are varied and exciting and truly worthy of a monumental jazz celebration.

  • Andy Prior and his Big Band -plays Sinatra and Glen Miller Thursday 9th July 8pm £20
  • Echoes of Ellington -one of the very best line ups of UK players- Friday 10th July 7.30pm £20 
  • Paul Booth Ryan Quigley and the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra play the music of Stan Getz and Clifford Brown with Strings - Saturday 11th July 7.30pm £20
  • James Pearson and the Skelton Skinner All Stars play the music of Oscar Peterson Sunday 12th July 7.30pm £20
  • Johnstone, Jarvie & Lowrie Friday 10th July 2.45pm £12
  • Dan Shout’s "In With A Shout" Saturday 11th July 2.45pm £12
  • The Simon Read Octet Sunday 12th July 2.45pm £15 
  • Alan Barnes Quintet Friday 10th July 12pm £15 
  • Rob Fowler’s Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band Saturday 11th July 12pm £15
  • Wigan Jazz Club Reunion Dream Band Sunday 12th July 12pm £18
Plus Jazz Talks and more

Full programme and tickets here: http://www.wiganjazz.net/

Celebrate at Hull Jazz Festival

Clare Teal 

Hull Truck Theatre present J-Night’s 23rd Summer Hull Jazz Festival from 23 – 26 July.

The festival kicks off with the New York Brass Band, an 8-piece New Orleans-inspired party band from the mean streets of York. They play Marvin Gaye, George Michael, Cee-Lo Green and Stevie Wonder alongside some funky originals.  Catch them on Thursday 23 July at 8pm.

Clare Teal and her trio celebrate Doris Day on Friday 24 July at 7.30pm. Clare has created an entertaining, joyful journey through the musical life of one of Hollywood’s biggest legends. Doris’ timeless songs endure, including Move Over Darling, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, Deadwood Stage and Que Sera Sera.

The Gary Crosby - Denys Baptiste Quartet pay tribute to the legendary John Coltrane, a show to mark the 50th anniversary of the only live performance given by Coltrane of A Love Supreme. Joining double bassist Gary Crosby to celebrate this milestone is Mercury/Mobo winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste, with Joe Armon-Jones on piano and Rod Youngs on drums. See them on Saturday 25 July at 3pm.

Unfurl combines Indian Ragas, contemporary jazz, flamenco and Arabic rhythms to create an uplifting fusion and original sound. Watch Olivia Moore (violin), Jim Faulkner (guitar), Gavin Barras (bass), Adam Warne (Egyptian percussion) and John Ball (Indian santoor, tabla) on Saturday 25th July at 5.30pm.

10-piece band Dread Supreme give classic jazz the reggae treatment on Saturday 25th July at 8.30pm. They are led by Jazz Yorkshire Musician of the Year Richard Ormrod and drummer Sam Hobbs, featuring Trevor Roots on vocals and Spear on percussion.

Join Zoe Gilby and her quartet for the Jazz Festival Brunch on Sunday 26 July, 12 noon until 3pm. A jazz vocalist and songwriter, Zoe and her band perform contemporary material form the likes of Pink Floyd and Kate Bush.

Box office information:
Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU2 8LB
01482 323638