Helena Kay Trio 9 January
We've got everything from the energetic grooves of Vipertime at the Lescar helping us into the festive season, classic vocals and the music of Thelonious Monk from Aaron Casserly Stewart, and guitarist Jiannis Pavlidis tearing things up with a classic guitar/organ/drums line-up. Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas present something utterly beautiful and unique in December, Johnny Hunter's quartet return with further explorations of the outer reaches in January, and we have two acclaimed sax players; Helena Kay with her trio, and Jon Shenoy, in duet with guitarist Sam Dunn.
Wednesday 5th December 2018: Jiannis Pavlidis Trio
A return for a phenomenal Swedish-born guitarist Jiannis Pavlidis, with a brilliant trio which features Martin Longhawn on organ, and Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra) on drums.
Wednesday 12th December 2018: Asaf Sirkis and Sylwia Bialas Duet
Something really different, atmospheric and incredibly beautiful; a brand new collaboration between drummer Asaf Sirkis, and extraordinary Polish singer, Sylwia Bialas bringing improvisation together with folk music, jazz, south Indian, and groove influences, and mixed with a wide pallet of different and rare instruments sounds
Wednesday 19th December 2018: Vipertime
With Ben Powling (Mansion of Snakes, World Service Project) - Saxophone, Matías Reed - Bass, Charlie Grimwood - Drums, Patrick Morgan - Drums. Vipertime featured recently on Gilles Peterson’s recent BBC Radio 6 UK jazz special, and look set to make a big impression in 2019.
Wednesday 9th January 2019: Helena Kay's KIM Trio
A really special start to 2019 with a tenor sax player that we’ve been looking forward to presenting for some time, a musician with an incredible sound and brimming with energy and rich melodic ideas, Helena Kay (winner Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2015, Peter Whittingham Award 2017), is joined by a great trio featuring Fergus Ireland (double bass) and David Ingamells (drums).
Wednesday 16th January 2019: Thelonious Monk Tribute featuring Aaron Casserly Stewart
We’re delighted to welcome to The Lescar a great singer with a wonderful voice, Aaron Casserly Stewart. Originally from the US, and former singer with the three time Grammy Award-winning the Sounds of Blackness, Aaron has made Sheffield his home, and for this gig he will be paying a very personal tribute to the music of the great jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk,
Wednesday 23rd January 2019: Johnny Hunter Quartet
A welcome return for an energetic and creative drummer with his delightfully explorative and always so musical quartet, featuring Graham South (Beats & Pieces) on trumpet, Mark Hanslip (Outhouse, Nostalgia 77, Steve Lacy, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer) on tenor sax, Seth Bennett (Sloth Racket, Metamorphic) on double bass.
Wednesday 30th January 2019: Jon Shenoy and Sam Dunn
We bring together an intimate and swinging duet of two of the best players on their respective instruments in the UK; tenor sax and clarinet player Jon Shenoy, is joined by guitarist Sam Dunn, until recently based in Sheffield, and making a very welcome return.
Jez Matthews and The Jazz at The Lescar team.
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