Time for a reminder today of Sheffield Jazz’s great line-up of bands for October
The Millennium Hall season begins with a bang on Friday 2nd October with European stars Kit Downes, accompanied by Petter Eldh on bass and James Maddren on drums. Based in London and Berlin, these three have toured the world to great acclaim, but here they shine collectively as experimentalists and improvisers.
They’re followed the week after at Millennium Hall on Friday 9th October by Liam Noble in a rare opportunity to see him playing solo and featuring his new solo recording, which reflects his amazingly eclectic approach.
Expect Zawinul, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Miles and Elgar !
We then move on Saturday 17th October to the Crucible Studio, with Jean Toussaint’s Blakey Project, featuring Jean Toussaint on saxes, Byron Wallen on trumpet, Dennis Rollins on trombone and Julian Joseph on piano. The project commemorates Art Blakey’s massive contribution to modern jazz, exploring his music and the amazing players that emerged from the Messengers over 40 years.
Our final band in the month on Friday October 23rd at Millennium Hall is the exciting, emerging Alice Zawadzki Band featuring Alice Zawadzki on vocals and violin, Peter Lee on piano and Alex Munk on guitar. Producing jazz that’s inflected by soul, East European folk and classical she’s “ fast making a mark on the UK contemporary scene” (Manchester Jazz Festival).
Tickets are available NOW for all these gigs in advance from WeGot Tickets, except for the Crucible gigs where tickets in advance are available from the Crucible Box Office.
Students Union Box Office 0114 222 8777 or www.tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com
Crucible Box Office 0114 249 6000 or www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk