Friday, 29 July 2016

More acts announced at Marsden Jazz Festival 2016

Ellery Eskelin 8 Oct 

Marsden Jazz Festival have announced more of their line-up of their 2016 Jazz Festival in the Yorkshire Pennines between 7-9th October.

There will be over 80 bands playing during the weekend in venues throughout the Marsden area

Friday 7th October: Ben Crosland : Tribute to Jaco Pastorius (8.30pm)

Bassist Ben Crosland has formed a sextet that mirrors the line-up of Jaco Pastorius's famous small group which included Randy Brecker and Peter Erskine. Ben is joined by Martin Shaw, Paul Kilvington, Mick Hutton (on steel pan!), Dave Tyas and Rod Mason.

Saturday 8th October Ellery Eskelin(6.00pm)

Tenor saxophonist Ellery Eskelin is the second featured artist in the Orpheus Project, a funded joint project between Apollo Jazz Network and NORVOL Jazz. A globally celebrated voice in improvised music, Eskelin is joined by guitarist Chris Sharkey and pianist Matt Bourne as they premiere this brand new ensemble on the first date of their Novoljazz network/Orpheus tour.

Sunday 9th October Impossible Gentlemen (4.00pm)

Closing the festival, everyone's favourite jazz supergroup the Impossible Gentlemen. Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Adam Nussbaum and Steve Rodby are now joined by saxophonist Iain Dixon and the band will play material from their third album, Let's Get Deluxe, which is out in July.

Other festival acts already announced - Digby Fairweather & Paul Jones: Rocking in Rhythm ■ The Swing Commanders ■ Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen ■ Dave Kane ■ Nérija ■ Anton Hunter Trio ■ Jazz Jamaica ■ Abstract Orchestra ■ Trifolia

For full information on the programme, visit the Marsden Jazz Festival website. (

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