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Thursday, 2 January 2020

Highlights - Sheffield Jazz, Davenham Jazz and Bradford JaTP

From Paul Thomas, Sheffield Jazz

 Fergus McCreadie Trio
The 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!

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