Friday, 28 October 2016

Autumn gigs at the JATP

 16-12-16 : Andre Canniere
 02-12-16 : Jamil Sheriff Trio
04-11-16 : eyeshutight
From Martin Powell

Coming up at JATPjazz in Bradford during November / December, we have . . .

04-11-16 : eyeshutight

THE Musical steal of the century @
exemplifies the jazz class which is eyeshutight - a real beacon of
originality. Compared with Esbjorn Svensson, Avishai Cohen and
Jarrett/Haden/Motian, their unique blend of accessible, melodic
compositions, fiery, expansive improvisation and engaging stage
presence make them an unmissable band. Johnny Tomlinson :
p, Kristoffer Wright : d, Paul Baxter : b.

02-12-16 : Jamil Sheriff Trio

‘Places like This’ is Jamiel Sheriff Trio’s long-awaited album from
3 of the UK’s top jazzers. The best of friends, this shines through
in their music : Jami, outstandingly excellent pianist and composer,
with the 2 most reliable, talented partners to be had
makes for an evening of exquisite piano trio jazz full of the intricate
detail for which Jami is rightly famed with two rhythmic
‘beasts’ circling, ready to pounce. Jamil Sheriff : p, Pete Turner :
db, a, Dave Walsh :

16-12-16 : Andre Canniere

Trumpeter Andre Canniere’s music imaginatively combines the
haunting and mystical elements of Rainer Maria Rilke with the
grit and boldness of Charles Bukowski with unique cohesion
from his latest album ‘The Darkening Blue’ (Whirlwind Recordings).
Featuring Tori Freestone : s, Ivo Neame : p, Michael Janisch
: b, Andrew Bain : d and Brigitte Beraha : voc.

JATPjazz, at Glyde House, Bradford BD5 0BQ (tel 01274 271114 or 01274 543547)

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Nérija, Dinosaur and Pavillon headline @Seven Jazz Leeds

Nérija! 3 November
Laura Jurd’s "Dinosaur” Sunday Nov 13
Jim Rattigan’s “Pavillon” Thursday 17 Nov 

Autumn leaves may be falling but there's a lot of special music blooming this month at Seven Jazz in Leeds!

Nérija! @Seven Arts Thursday 3 Nov Doors 7.30pm £16/14 conc (NUS £5)
Sheila Maurice-Grey trumpet, Rosie Turton trombone, Cassie Kinoshi alto saxophone, Nubya Garcia tenor saxophone, Shirley Tetteh guitar, Inga Eichler double bass, Lizy Exel drums

Nérija (pronounced ‘Ne-ree-ya’) began from a Tomorrow’s Warriors initiative seeking to encourage young women to play jazz. Now they are a collective of accomplished musicians playing their original compositions and arrangements. Nérija have toured to Europe in such places as Norway and Germany, recently performing at London’s Ronnie Scott’s and ‘Jazz in the Round’. They have also played alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical and Zoe Rahman.

Support from jazz vocalist Nel Begley 8.00pm

Richard Iles "Paradise Trio" Sunday Nov 6 @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)
Richard Iles – flugelhorn, Mike Walker-guitar, Les Chisnell - piano

The Paradise trio builds on Richard Iles’s experience of playing with guitarist Mike Walker and pianist Les Chisnell in varied contexts over the past 25 years. Ideal champions of his music inspired by the Jimmy Guiffre trios of the ’60s.

Laura Jurd’s "Dinosaur” Sunday Nov 13 @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)
Laura Jurd: trumpet, Elliot Galvin: keyboard, Conor Chaplin: electric bass Corrie Dick: drums

Led by multi-award-winning, BBC New Generation Artist trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, the band plays music influenced by a wealth of musical traditions including folk, minimalism and rock music. These four powerhouse musicians of their generation never fail to create seismic shifts with the perfect blend of groove, melody and abandon.

Jim Rattigan’s “Pavillon” @Seven Arts Thursday 17 Nov Doors 7.30pm £20/18 conc (NUS £5)
Jim Rattigan: French horn; Martin Speake: alto sax; Andy Panayi: tenor sax, Mick Foster: baritone sax; Percy Pursglove, Robbie Robson, Steve Fishwick: trumpets; Mark Nightingale: trombone; Sarah Williams: bass trombone; Hans Koller: piano; Dave Whitford: bass; Martin France: drums.

A very special event as we welcome a fabulous line-up of jazz talent. Playing all original music, French Horn player Jim Rattigan’s 12 piece ensemble Pavillon will take us through two sets combining fantastic musicianship and improvising by some of the most highly-respected names on the UK and international jazz and improvised music scenes. If you like the music of Gil Evans and Mike Gibbs, you’ll love this!

Support from Joel Fellick and Fergus Vickers guitar duo 8.00pm

 Jami Sheriff Trio Sunday Nov 20 @Inkwell 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)
Jami Sheriff piano, Garry Jackson bass, Dave Walsh drums
Jami is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach to original music. He has garnered praise from Jazzwise, JazzUK, The Times and The Guardian for his previous medium and large ensemble recordings. On 30th October he releases his first trio album “Places Like This” the album will be accompanied by a UK tour. Original music played by three top names on the Leeds contemporary jazz scene

Josh Kemp Organ Quartet Sunday Nov 27 @Seven Arts 1.30pm start £10/8 (NUS £5)
Josh Kemp tenor sax, Ross Stanley hammond organ, Steve Fishwick trumpet, Tim Giles drums
Saxophonist and composer Josh brings his Hammond organ quartet of international stars to Seven Arts, as part of a 20 date UK tour, playing music from his new album, Rare Groove, inspired by the Blue Note record label.

Tickets online for all these concerts: 

Also we have this month's Inkwell Divas on Sat 5th November 1.30-3.30pm features vocalist Maureen Womble (free) and November's Rush Hour Jazz Seven Arts Wed 16th Nov features Marlena Rose 6-7pm with the launch of her new EP - Matt Aplin is on keyboards (Payf collection)

Jazz Choir/Workshop and Big band Interested in playing or singing jazz? Our Jazz Voices Choir led by Tessa Smith rehearses on Mondays 7-9pm - next on 7 Nov at St Matthews Church Hall, Wood Lane Chapel Allerton, and 14 and 28th Nov at Inkwell. Our jazz workshops taught by Dom Moore and Tom Sharp run on Saturday afternoons fortnightly 2-4pm at Seven Arts -next is Sat 5 Nov, tutor Tom Sharp and our new Seven Jazz Big Band led by Dave Evans rehearses on Thursdays at Gledhow Sports Club on Gledhow Lane.

To join or for more details contact
Jazz Choir: Steve Crocker
Jazz Workshop: Jean Watson
Big Band: Dave Evans

Venues  Seven Artspace: 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD.Tel 0113 2626777.
Inkwell Arts: 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW (the former Shoulder of Mutton pub)

 More  where there are links to our Facebook and Twitter sites - and the Northern Jazz Live blog about other jazz dates in the North

See you soon at Seven Jazz!

Steve Crocker

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

North East gig dates- November

Josh Kemp Nov 26

North East gigs – November
All gigs Newcastle unless stated otherwise
* lunchtime/afternoon

Nov 3 Cinematic Orchestra Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
Nov 3 Francesco Falcioni Quartet Empty Shop, Durham DH1 3NJ
Nov 4-6 Mike Durham’s Classic Jazz Party Village Hotel, North Tyneside NE27 0BY
Nov 4 Coco Rouzier with Peter Gilligan Trio Jazz Café NE1 5DW
Nov 4 Zoë Gilby Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre TS12 1JW
Nov 5 TJ Johnson Band* St Augustine’s, Darlington DL3 7TG
Nov 6 Hans Peter Hiby Trio Bridge Hotel NE1 1BQ
Nov 8 Bad Plus + Binker & Moses Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
Nov 9 Robocobra Quartet Empty Shop, Durham DH1 3NJ
Nov 10 Fischer, Edwards & Sanders* Newcastle University NE1 7RU
Nov 10 Stuart Davies & the New Standard Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
Nov 11 Greg Abate & Paul Edis* Gala Theatre, Durham DH1 1WA
Nov 11 Mick Shoulder’s Swing Manouche St Cuthbert’s Centre, Crook DL5 9DN
Nov 11 Greg Abate with Paul Edis Trio Jazz Café NE1 5DW
Nov 13 Abbie Finn Trio Quakerhouse, Darlington DL3 7QF
Nov 13 Josh Sinton Trio + Improvisers’ Workshop Ensemble Bridge Hotel NE1 1BQ
Nov 14 The Cookers Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
Nov 17 Tyne Valley Big Band Blackhall Mill, Blackhall Mill NE17 7TN
Nov 17 Robert Glasper Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
Nov 18 Tyne Valley Big Band King Edward VI School, Morpeth NE61 1DN
Nov 18 Lindsay Hannon Plus Traveller’s Rest, Darlington DL3 9ER
Nov 18 Unfurl Quintet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
Nov 18 Ray Harris Hoochie Coochie NE1 8SF
Nov 19 Jazz Invaders Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
Nov 24 Emma Fisk’s Hot Club du Nord* Newcastle University NE1 7RU
Nov 25 Paul Edis & Graham Hardy* Lit & Phil NE1 1SE
Nov 25 Mick Shoulder’s Swing Manouche Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH
Nov 25 Mercury Quartet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
Nov 26 Josh Kemp Quartet Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
Nov 27 House of the Black Gardenia Jazz Co-op @ the Globe NE4 7AD
Nov 29 Tommaso Starace Jazz Café NE1 5DW

Russell Corbett's North East jazz roundup for November

 The Cookers Nov 12
 Coco Rouzier Nov 4 

The North East’s major event in November is Mike Durham’s Classic Jazz Party. Formerly the Whitley Bay Jazz Festival, the Village Hotel located conveniently just off the A19, hosts three days of non-stop ‘classic era’ jazz concerts featuring an array of top drawer exponents of the music. Several of the musicians will arrive at Newcastle International Airport from across Europe, USA and as far afield as Australia. Musicians and many of the festival goers will book into the Village Hotel for the duration (Nov 4-6) making the event an extended social occasion. Jean François Bonnel (France), brilliant percussionist Josh Duffee (USA), violin virtuoso Emma Fisk (County Durham!) and Jim Fryer (USA) are just some of the many participants at this year’s gathering.

Elsewhere in the region regular gigs and touring artists offer numerous opportunities for the jazz fan to get out and about – here’s a selection. Nov 12 (a Monday) sees the return of the Cookers. One of only four British dates, Sage Gateshead is the place to be to hear one of the great line-ups in jazz; David Weiss, Eddie Henderson, trumpets, Billy Harper, Craig Handy, reeds, and the rhythm section, Danny Grissett, piano, Cecil McBee, double bass and Billy Hart, drums. Don’t miss this one!

American vocalist Coco Rouzier makes a welcome return to Newcastle’s Jazz Café (Nov 4) following her scintillating performance at this year’s late night jam session during the Gateshead International Jazz Festival. The expressive singer (think Sarah Vaughan) will be working in the company of the Peter Gilligan Trio. On the same date down the road in Saltburn at the Community Hall Tyneside’s Zoë Gilby is sure to attract a full house. The Lindsay Hannon Plus (fronted by Northumberland-based vocalist Hannon) returns to the Traveller’s Rest, Darlington on Nov 18. On the same night there is much to choose from: the Tyne Valley Big Band performs in concert at King Edward VI School, Morpeth, Jazz Invaders (a blast from the past!) reform to play a gig a Jazz Co-op gig at the Globe, along the road at the Jazz Café there is Olivia Moore’s Unfurl (a quintet on this occasion), and Hoochie Coochie favourite Ray Harris is in town. Josh Kemp plays the Globe on Nov 26.

Two much hyped acts – The Bad Plus (Nov 8) and Robert Glasper (Nov 17) – rock up at Sage Gateshead, and across the month Jazz North East presents a variety of saxophonists including: Hans Peter Hiby (Nov 6) at the Bridge Hotel, American Greg Abate with Paul Edis, Ken Marley and Russ Morgan (Nov 11) at the Jazz Café and New York-based Josh Sinton Trio (Nov 13) at the Bridge Hotel. A fourth reedsman, Tommaso Starace, plays at the Jazz Café on Nov 29. Abate and Edis play Durham’s Gala Theatre (1:00pm) Nov 11.

Durham’s Empty Shop continues to attract capacity audiences. In the shadow of Durham Cathedral and surrounded by Durham University’s many colleges, the 35c Framwellgate Bridge venue is frequented by students and a few older hands. Tyneside-based Francesco Falcioni brings in his quartet on Nov 3 prior to the pianist’s relocation to London, and an altogether different quartet – Robocobra – from Belfast return on Nov 9. Drummer Abbie  Finn fronts a Leeds College of Music trio at Darlington’s Quakerhouse pub on Nov 13.

Finally, King’s Hall, Newcastle University has reopened after a year-long refit. Fischer, Edwards and Sanders play freely at 1:10pm on Nov 10 and in marked contrast, Hot Club Du Nord, led by Emma Fisk, entertains on Nov 24, again starting at ten minutes past

Robert Glasper Headlines Hull Jazz Fest 15-19 November

Multi Grammy Award-winning US Pianist/Producer Robert Glasper (pictured) headlines the international line-up for Hull Jazz Festival 24th Winter Edition, performing with his band Robert Glasper Experiment on Friday 18th November at Hull Truck Theatre. Glasper, known for his genre-defying collaborations with artists including Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Jay-Z, will be performing tracks from the Experiment’s new Blue Note album, Artscience, ahead of their headline show at London Jazz Festival.

The festival opens at Hull Truck Theatre on Tuesday 15th November with Grammy-nominated vocalist Stacey Kent. She’ll be performing tracks from her new album Tenderly, a collaboration with renowned Brazilian guitarist-composer-producer Roberto Menescal, one of the founders of bossa nova.

On Thursday 17th November, vocalist Sarah Jane Morris and guitarist Antonio Forcione come together to perform tracks from their new album Compared to What, the result of a fruitful and varied songwriting collaboration.

The programme continues on Friday 18th November when the University of Hull present Phil Robson Organ Trio. The all star band features versatile guitarist and composer Phil Robson, Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo.

On Saturday 19th November young local jazz talent takes the spotlight as Hull Jazz Festival’s collaboration with Hull Music Hub sees the combined talents of the City of Hull and East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestras take to the Hull Truck stage. The show also sees the Jazz Festival debut of Hull Big Band, featuring 17 of the region’s leading young players.

Saturday’s programme at Hull Truck Theatre continues with Tom Harrison Quintet, the stunning new project from rising star saxophonist Harrison. Joined by internationally-acclaimed vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, the chordless lineup of five unique instrumental personalities will interpret the music of the great Duke Ellington.

Proceedings come to a close on 19th November with Omar Puente Cuban Sextet: Best Foot Forward. World-renowned violinist Omar Puente leads a multinational sextet on tracks firmly rooted in his Afro Cuban heritage. The show fuses musical experiences from Brazil, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe with a deep understanding of Jazz


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Tom Townsend Band at Otley Courthouse

The jazz-inspired singer-songwriter Tom Townsend brings a cracking band of world-class players to Otley's Courthouse on Friday 28th Oct for an exciting night of foot-stomping fun as part of his Autumn tour. One of the finest venues in the area, the Courthouse promises a experience to remember.

The Band comprises:
Bass – Paul Baxter
Drums – Steve Hanley
Keys – Alec Robinson
Tenor Saxophone – Dave Kemp
Trumpet – Ian Chalk
Trombone – Stuart Wilkinson

Tickets £10 from Otley Courthouse Box Office on 01943 467466 Music starts at 8pm.

Otley Courthouse 
LS21 3AN

Next gigs on the tour
29/10/2016  Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7LX
03/12/2016  Woodend, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW

Leeds Jazz Club needs help!

From Sarah Sharpe

Hi all. Sadly Leeds Jazz Club will be closed tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. Other commitments have got in the way and I can no longer run the club as efficiently as I would like.
Leeds Jazz Club would like to thank all it's patrons and the bands that have supported the club over the years.

If anyone would like to take over the club, either as a single person or as a committee then please do message for details.

If you can help please contact Sarah or 07572 468388


The Leeds Jazz Club has been offering traditional jazz at various venues for almost the last 50 years. Their current venue was Tuesdays at the Armley Conservative Club, offering a night of live music. They had different bands throughout the year, so it always stayed fresh, covering genres like trad, dixieland, swing and smooth. It was the perfect excuse to put your dancing shoes on for a night of jives and windy hops. It'll be sad to see it fold - do spread the word!


** Just in - the latest (good!) news is that Malcolm Ford one of the Leeds JC regulars has agreed to take on the Leeds JC with some guidance from longtime promoter John Wall. The first night under the new management will be the Tame Valley Stompers on Tuesday 1st November and the wonderful Tom Sharp Big Band on Tuesday 8th November.

Monday, 24 October 2016

News of Wandering Monster...

‘Wandering Monster‘ is the outlet for the compositions of Leeds based bass player Sam Quintana. The outfit features five of the finest and most active members of the Leeds jazz scene. Though they are accomplished as individuals, when together they form an entity greater than the sum of it’s parts: a monster- wandering… roaming…searching for off-kilter grooves, dynamic melodies and frantic free sections.

They have been awarded the opportunity to perform at a number of high profile jazz festivals across The North through the Jazz North Introduces scheme.

Their new two track EP on New Jazz Records was recorded on 26th October at Leeds Fold and is available here  The video taken by Maria Alzamora is here

Wandering Monster are appearing at the LS6 cafe in Hyde Park Leeds Wednesday 26 October 8pm
Address: 16 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 2AS

Jamil Sheriff Trio – Tour and Album Preview

Pianist Jamil Sheriff releases his first album for trio on 30th October accompanied by a UK tour.

Jamil Sheriff is known throughout the UK Jazz scene for his lyrical and rhythmic approach to original music. He has garnered praise from Jazzwise, JazzUK, The Times and The Guardian for his previous medium and large ensemble recordings.

On 30th October he releases his first trio album “Places Like This” the album will be accompanied by a UK tour. Check out the album preview here.

The tour dates are here (evenings unless stated)

Harvey's Cafe Bar Bolton

Parr Jazz Liverpool

Birmingham Jazz

Seven Jazz at INKWELL Leeds (afternoon 1.30pm)

Lescar Sheffield

Glyde House Bradford

Jazz at HEART Leeds

Matt & Phred's Jazz Club Manchester

Jami Sheriff piano, Pete Turner or Garry Jackson bass, Dave Walsh drums

Gilad Hekselman Trio at Wharf Chambers

One of the most highly regarded jazz guitars in the world will play a one-off performance in Leeds on November 9th . Gilad Hekselman is one of the most talented and well respected guitar players in the world today. First gaining recognition after winning the 2005 Montreaux Jazz Guitar competition, he has gone on to play, perform and record with artists including Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, Esperanza Spalding, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Avishai Cohen and John Scofield. To date he has released 5 albums as leader, his latest being Homes in 2015.

For one very special Leeds appearance, Apollo Jazz Network is thrilled to welcome Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin and Kush Abadey for an intimate trio performance that is not to be missed.

... possessing a distinctive lyricism and easily embraceable artfulness that seems to reach beyond his years... Hekselman has a pristine, crystalline sound and a bright playing style that seems as natural and sustaining as air and water... Imagine a brightly lit day, sunlight on water - you are there. If Monet’s waterlily studies were music this could be it... with a quiet assertiveness and expertise that is winning throughout... - Laurel Gross, All About Jazz

The gig takes place at Wharf Chambers and is hosted by Kim Macari's Apollo Jazz Network in collaboration with bassist and Sela Bar jazz promoter Tom Riviere.

Tickets are priced at £10 and can be bought here

Gilad is also doing a workshop at Leeds College of Music 2-3pm November 9th

Nel Begley at the UCC

From Ken Butler

Hi Everyone

The gig at UCC on 26th of Oct features Eleanor Begley a young  singer who is currently living in Leeds. She has performed at the club before and went down very well. Also,  we have two old friends of mine Trevor Vincent will be performing on trumpet and flugel horn  and Paul Conway will be on keys once again. So its shaping up to be great night so get down early to grab the best seats.

Ken Butler

Contact ken butler on 01274 611830 or 07942 901053 for more

Forthcoming gigs

09.11.16      Jenny Smith & Nik Svarc
16.11.16      Mellow Jazz with Barbara Coultas
23.11.16      Kate Peters Quintet
30.11.16      Ruth Gardziel Hot Five
07.12.16      Lucience de Ville & Tony Denton
21.12.16      The Limehouse Laundry Boys

All 9.00pm –11.00pm

Undercliffe Cricket Club,
Intake Road,
Bradford. BD2 3JR
Tel. 01274 637162

Lowest Common Denominator at Sheffield Jazz

From Neil Pepper

We've already had two tremendous gigs at Crookes Social Club and this week we have a third . At 20.00 on Friday 28th October, we have Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two Sheffield favourites who also happen to be two of the UK's most celebrated reed players. They join forces here in what promises to be the ultimate jazz night, as despite their different backgrounds and approaches they share a passion for performance and a firm belief that a jazz audience above all is to be entertained.
Alan Barnes: soprano, alto, and tenor saxes, clarinet, accordion; Gilad Atzmon: alto, baritone saxes; Frank Harrison: piano and electronics; Yaron Stavi: bass; Chris Higginbottom: drums.

Full £16, Concessions £12.50, Students with NUS card £7, Under 16s £3
Crookes Social Club Mulehouse Road S10 1TD

Next Up at Sheffield Jazz:
Friday 18th November at 20.00: Pavillon, Crookes Social Club
Friday 25th November at 20.00: Clark Tracey Quintet, Crookes Social Club
Friday 2nd December at 19.15: Stan Sulzmann & Nikki Iles duo, Crucible Studio

Our mailing address is:
Sheffield Jazz
118 Button Hill
Sheffield, Shf S11 9HJ
United Kingdom

What's in a name? LoveOakwood festival get the big band!

From Phil Green,

Hi all,

If you saw the Festival Big Band at Chapel Allerton Festival, you won’t want to miss this gig! And if you missed it, now’s your chance to see us! We are playing as part of the Roundhay & Oakwood Festival.

The band has had several names: Festival Big Band; Seven Jazz Big Band; Mojo 78 Big Band. But it’s the same great 20+ band, with a few changes in personnel, and led by Dave Evans. We play classic & modern Big Band Jazz, with a touch of South African Township Jazz for good measure.

Thursday 27th October, Doors 7-30 pm.
Gledhow Sports & Social Club LS8 1NQ (Entrance and car park on Gledhow Lane, near junction with Lidgett Lane.) £5/ £4 

Festival programme here:

Hope to see you there!


Frank Flynn and CDF# at Huddersfield

A new month is nearly upon us now's the time to start looking forward to the next event in our Autumn & Winter programme. Huddersfield Jazz & Café Society are proud to present CDF# (The Frank Flynn Trio)

Established six years ago as the current line-up CDF# consists of the three members Christopher Hodder (Guitar), David Minshull (Drums / Percussion) and Frank Flynn (Piano / Keyboard). The groups direction is driven by their mutual respect for each others musical ability and talent.  Although no real leader in the trio each member is encouraged to take the initiative and move the music forward in different directions.  Influences for the group come from such artists as Weather Report, Stevie Wonder, The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, David Bowie, The Yellow Jackets, Michel Camilo, Hiromi, Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson, Ravel, Mozart etc.

£10 Adults / £5 students - tickets available online, via Café Society (HD1 1DR) and via the iPoint reception in Huddersfield University.

Sunday 13th November - the event starts at 2pm with a expected finish time of around 4pm cafe facilities (drinks & snacks) available on the day

Bumper double bill at Southport

 Andy Prior
 Pete Long
From Geoff Matthews

Southport Melodic Jazz celebrates it’s end of 2016 season with a bumper double bill concert at Southport’s Royal Clifton Hotel on Sunday 11 December 2016.

Matinee concert at 2 pm ends 4.30 Balmoral Suite

“Frank, Ella and Basie” with Swingtime Big Band
Playing the music from the Count Basie Orchestra’s iconic collaborations with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. Special guest vocalists ANDY PRIOR and EMMA HOLCROFT. The gig includes music from the celebrated recordings with Sinatra at The Sands Las Vegas.

Evening concert starts 8 pm ends 10.30 Windsor Suite

“Benny and Beyond” with the Pete Long Quintet
UK’s number one jazz clarinettist Pete Long reprises the Benny Goodman ‘vibes quintet’ repertoire with a stellar line up. PETE LONG, ANTHONY KERR (vibes), ROBIN ASPLAND (piano), PAUL MORGAN (bass), BOBBY WORTH (drums). As well as ‘Airmail Special’, ‘Avalon’, ‘Flying Home’ and other Goodman classics, expect to hear the Goodman treatment applied to later music by Horace Silver, Billy Strayhorn and Cool and The Gang!

Tickets £16 each concert or £30 combined.
To book ring SMJ Tickets 01704 541790

Jazz promoter funding opportunity!

From Tony Dudley-Evans

Hello Everyone

This is for Norvoljazz members who fit into the categories of voluntary and small to mid scale promoters that might be interested in seeking funding from PRSF.

PRSF is hosting a meeting about their funding schemes during the London Jazz Festival on Sunday 13th November.  As many of you will know, JPN has approached PRSF several times to ask whether they intend to revive the funding scheme for jazz promoters formerly run with Jazz Services.   Emily Saunders has also had a meeting with PRSF on the same subject.  We feel that the discontinuation of this scheme (the Jazz Promoters Awards) has created problems for many promoters and weakened the infrastructure of jazz promotion in UK.

It is clear that PRSF is not going to revive this scheme, but is anxious that jazz promoters apply to its General Schemes for Promoters.  A number of jazz promoters have done so successfully.  NorvolJazz network is a member of JPN and we would encourage you to think of applying and, therefore, if you can, attend the meeting.  Details below:

Sunday 13 November – Sunley Pavilion, Southbank Centre
2.45-4.30pm – Funding for small scale jazz promoters - Presentation and panel session

Hosted by the PRS for Music Foundation, Jazz Promoters Network (JPN) and Jazz UK

Head to the Sunley Pavilion for a panel discussion and funding Q&A. The session is designed to offer practical tips and better inform promoters on how to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the PRS Foundation's The Open Fund for Organisations scheme

Tony Dudley-Evans
Chair, Jazz Promotion Network

Sue Parish at Jazz in Hornby

From Sam Ashton

Hello Fans,

How time flies! can you believe it, Friday 4th November will mark Sue Parish`s eighth annual visit to Jazz in Hornby. Accompanying her will be her all star trio of Paul Kilvington, piano, Ed Harrison, double bass, and Hugh Lawrence, drums. Of course I`m not privy to her set list but we can be sure that she and the band will be swinging at all tempi, and she`ll spring us some exciting surprises.

Usual venue, The Village Institute, Main Street, (A683), Hornby, LA2 8JR. Friday, 4th Nov. Doors and bar open at 7.30, music from 8 p.m. Tickets £10, available on the door or ring 015242 22227

Looking forwards to seeing you


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Delius gets Jazzy!

A new series of jazz gigs starts this Friday at the Delius Arts Centre in Bradford. This welcome addition to Bradford’s Jazz scene is launching with gigs every 2nd Friday in October, November and December and hopefully, a lot more to come in 2017

Inside Outside Jazz Duo start the season in the intimate and atmospheric setting of Delius Arts and Cultural Centre. Renowned jazz guitarist Kathy Dyson with her partner John Dyson on alto, tenor and soprano saxophone will be playing their own compositions described as “compelling linear jazz with the accent on sensitive interplay and two-part invention” (Jazzwise magazine).

Doors open 7.30 for an 8.00pm start on Friday 14th October. The venue is fully accessible and there is a delightful bar.

Tickets are £10 full price, £8 concessions and £5 student special.

Future dates 
Fri 11 Nov: Maja Bugge (Norwegian Cellist)
Fri 9 Dec: Adrian Ingram's Cookbook (organ jazz trio) + Calvin Travers and Alasdair Wells

29 Great Horton Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AA

Eyeshutight and Etheridge at JATP

Eyeshutight Nov 4

From Martin Powell - two November gigs coming up at the JATP club, Glyde House in Bradford

4 Nov: Eyeshutight 
THE Musical steal of the century - a real beacon of originality. Compared with Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Avishai Cohen and Jarrett/Haden/Motian, their unique blend of accessible, melodic compositions, fiery, expansive improvisation and engaging stage presence make them an unmissable band. Johnny Tomlinson : p, Kristoffer Wright : d, Paul Baxter : b.

11 November 2016 - John Etheridge's Trio North 
John Etheridge is one of the UK's World Class guitarists and returns to Glyde House Bradford to continue the missionary work of last year when he razed Glyde House to the ground (musically!! it is a listed building after all??) with a stunning display of just why he is one of maybe 4 or 5 UK Worldbeaters. Come see what all the fuss is about. If you're a guitar geek, you can't go wrong for £7 - it's a steal.

JATPjazz, at Glyde House, Bradford BD5 0BQ (tel 01274 271114 or 01274 543547)

Cullingworth in October

Em Brown Oct 26

Dave Lee's forthcoming gigs at Cullingworth in Bradford

Oct 12 Helena Debono (vocals) with Mike Conliffe (keys) Roz Macdonald (bass) James Boyes (sax) Dave Lee (drums)

Oct 19 Maureen Womble (vocals) with Paul Conway (keys) Jonny Clapham bass) Don Donnelly (sax) Dave Lee (drums)

Oct 26 Em Brown (vocals) with Martin Longhawn (keys) Roz Macdonald (bass) Rod Mason (sax) and Dave Lee (drums)

21/23 Station Road,
BD13 5HN

Tel: 01535 272432 ;

LS6 Jazz Night listings

Toco Madra 30 November

This busy stop off point on the ever growing Leeds scene run by saxman Ben Powling every Wednesday in Hyde Park, with a house band performing from 8pm and a jam session from 9 til 11.

19/10 - Chris Bland/Matthew Aplin
26/10 - Ben Powling + Wandering Monster
02/11 - Jack Wilson
09/11 - Ben Haskins
16/11 - Will Powell Quartet
23/11 - Ben Lee Quintet
30/11 - Toco Madera

LS6 Cafe
16 Headingley Lane,
West Yorkshire

Cafe Lento Autumn gigs

Alice Higgins 11 Nov

The tiny, but ever so groovy Cafe Lento continues to inspire in Leeds. One of Leeds's favourite jazz venues run by the irrepressible Richard Lindley- and a great place to see some of the young bands. Get there early or you won't get in! 8.30 start. £5

Here are the autumn jazz gigs - fortnightly on Fridays

Fri 14 Oct Jeff Hewer Quartet - Damn fine jazz guitar from the Toronto tornado

Friday 28 Oct Alex Podraza Quintet - ace Leeds pianist and quintet- will they all fit in?

Fri 11 Nov Alice Higgins - Amazing jazz voice

Fri 25 Nov Coney Island Babies - Tom Waites for no man

Cafe Lento: 21A North Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3HW

Big names at Band on Wall

Tim Garland 18 Oct

Some big jazz names this autumn at the Band on the Wall in Manchester:

Tim Garland is one of the most versatile musicians in the UK. Highly skilled as an instrumentalist, composer and bandleader, Garland has developed a highly original voice with a marriage of diverse influences combined with unique and varied line-ups. This band features Asaf Sirkis, Jason Rebello and relative newcomer Ant Law on various guitars (including 12 string and 8 string).

Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor celebrates his 60th birthday and 45 years as a touring artist with a series of solo UK concerts. His dazzling solo concerts combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence

Celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2016, The Necks offer a phenomenal musical experience, unlike any piano trio you may have heard. Over 30 years they have honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect, which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion. The Necks may be a trio but they conjure a sound of orchestral expanse.

Hard hitting, classic American hard-bop from an all-star sextet led by legendary Herbie Hancock trumpeter Eddie Henderson and the great saxophonist Billy Harper, whose titanic saxophone playing is one of contemporary jazz’s most powerful sounds.

Charlie Hunter – Guitar Bobby Previte – Drums Yelfris Valdes – Trumpet Kieran McLeod – Trombone. Hailing from San Francisco, Charlie Hunter is one of the most exciting jazz guitarists working today, and one whose style is genuinely unique. Hunter’s primary influences are jazz great Joe Pass and the fluid Tuck Andress, both six-string guitarists adept at blending bass notes into standard guitar melodies to make themselves sound like two musicians at once.

@Band on the Wall,
27 Swan Street,
The Northern Quarter,
M4 5JZ