Fergus McCreadie TrioThe three highlights from my jazz year...
Christine and Ingrid Jensen and the Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra at Sheffield Jazz: a great band which was clearly revelling in the lovely material and arrangements by the sisters and Josephine Davies
Fergus McCreadie Trio at Glasgow Jazz Festival: beautiful compositions and playing by a pianist and trio who are clearly destined for bigger things
Simin Tander and Jorg Brinkmann at Jazzahead, Bremen: a unique vocal/cello duo which straddled east and western musical forms in a brilliant tour-de force. A revelation.
Dave and Harry - Jazz at Davenham
Kevin Hassett's Redux
The three standout concerts for us were: bands from the North Artiphes, Kevin Hassett's Redux (outstanding) and Jeremy Sassoon Quartet. Must mention - from the South - Janette Mason's "Red Alert" too!
Steve Bootland - Bradford JaTP
The highlight for us has to be our successful move to Bradford’s Latvian Club – a lovely venue and lovely people who’ve made us very welcome and cheerfully accommodated our veritable caravan of tables, chairs, speakers and not forgetting a baby grand. This is the first time in JATPjazz’s 20 year history that we haven’t been based in Bradford city centre; would our audience follow us? The answer has been a resounding yes, attendance at the first gig broke our all time record with 97!