Land of If 17 October
From Jez Matthews Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield
We’re so excited about the next couple of months. There’s so much variety in our programme, covering jazz, improv, song, folk, and electronic music, and musicians from across the UK and Europe. It includes 2 double bills of brilliant young bands emerging from the Leeds and Birmingham jazz scenes (Samantha Wright, Bela Horvath, Josh Schofield, and Morpher), Sam Rapley touring with a glorious new album, and Land of If, led by drummer Simon Roth with a unique line-up featuring vocals, cello, viola, guitar and music inspired by everyone from Ligeti to Radiohead, and PJ Harvey. October ends with Olie Brice leading an incredible line-up featuring US drums legend Jeff Williams. In the middle of all that we go out on an excursion under our pseudonym of Lines + Spaces, with a great four band line up covering folk, jazz and indie, at a lovely venue, The Holt.
In November we’ve got a quietly innovative and adventurous trio from Leeds, Treppenwitz, plus drummer Lorraine Baker, a real rising star brings a truly all star band celebrating the music of Ed Blackwell. Norwegian guitarist Eirik Svela comes to us having recorded his debut album in New York, and we finish off November with a double bill that’s sure to fire up the Lescar backroom with Sheffield based band Bad Brew and sax duo Skeltr mixing beats and electronics with fiery sax playing.
Finally we’re really pleased that Jazz at The Lescar is one of three venues/promoters from across the UK to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Jazz Venue of the Year at the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz awards. This is a complete honour for us, and needless to say we’re absolutely delighted.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Wednesday 3rd October 2018 DOUBLE BILL: Samantha Wright Quintet / Bela Horvath Trio
Wednesday 10th October 2018 Sam Rapley’s Fabled
Saturday 13th October 2018 Lines and spaces night at the Holt - special quadruple bill!
Wednesday 17th October 2018 Land of If
Wednesday 24th October 2018 DOUBLE BILL: Josh Schofield Quartet + Morpher Double Bill
Wednesday 31st October 2018 Olie Brice Quintet
Wednesday 7th November 2018 Treppenwitz
Wednesday 14th November 2018 Lorraine Baker’s Eden
Wednesday 21st November 2018 Eirik Svela Group
Wednesday 28th November 2018 DOUBLE BILL: Bad Brew + Skeltr Double Bill