Monday, 2 December 2019

Three lovely gigs at Sheffield Jazz

Fabled 6 Dec
Sheffield Jazz’z 2019 programme finishes on Friday 6 December at 20.00 at Crookes Social Club, featuring Fabled. Fabled is the brainchild of saxophonist/clarinettist Sam Rapley who has assembled a group of the most exciting young musicians on the UK music scene. In October 2018 they played a highly successful gig at The Lescar and we vowed then to bring them back soon to Sheffield. All close friends, the band’s empathy is clear in their unified sound. Richly atmospheric and expressive, Sam's music draws inspiration from Debussy, Jobim and Sarah Vaughan and is heavily influenced by film music: shimmering, impressionistic and multi-textured.

The 2020 programme commences on Friday 24 January at 19.30 at the Crucible Studio with the Jean Toussaint Quartet. Expect seriously exciting music from a saxophonist of international stature – from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in the mid-eighties, to high profile collaborations in many jazz styles. Having wowed audiences at the Crucible Studio with his sextets in recent years Jean Toussaint now brings another excellent band to showcase his and their talents in the more intimate quartet format, featuring the acclaimed pianist Andrew McCormack who so impressed as part of Jean’s most recent Sheffield performance

Back at the Crookes Social Club at 20,00 on Friday 31 January, we welcome the
Fergus McCreadie Trio Do not miss this gig! Although you may not yet have heard of him, Fergus McCreadie is a phenomenal young pianist and his trio is one of the hottest, most exciting young groups in European jazz at the moment. Their concerts, highlighting their thrilling virtuosity, brilliantly attuned collective dynamism and their music’s huge emotional charge, have earned five-star reviews and an invitation to appear at Ronnie Scotts’ International Piano Trio Festival in 2019. They have also featured at Oslo and Stockholm Jazz Festivals. “Simply outstanding” – Jazzwise

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD,

Further details of the complete Sheffield Jazz programme can be found at

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