Gigs to come ..

15 March 2019 John Bailey Sextet

When not with Russell Watson or Arild Andersen & Julian Arguelles (album “Oneiric ounds”) John Bailey gets out mixing standards, contemporary jazz with some Holdsworth stuff in there for good measure. Quite fusion / quite jazz. John Bailey : g; Richard Iles : flugel; Jack Chandler : sax; Pete Hughes : keys; John Sandham : b; Jonathan Hartley : d

05 April 2019 Ben Crosland Quartet

Leading groove cats on the northern jazz scene led by master
composer and bassist, Ben Crosland bringing contemporary classics
of Jaco Pastorius, Mike Mainieri and Don Grolnick and beautiful
Crosland and Platt originals punctuated by the occasional
standard freshly realised.
Rod Mason :saxes ; Jez Platt :p; Ben Crosland : b; Dave Tyas : d.

03 May 2019 - Matthew Read Trio

Drawing influence from such luminaries as Pat Metheny, John Scofield and Paul Motian, and impelled by like-minded approaches to music making, the Matthew Read Trio bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio. “This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye4 stars - All About Jazz.  "Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene is in incredible form" - Chris Philips, Jazz FM
Benedict Wood : g; Arthur Newell : d; Matthew Read : db.

17 May 2019 - Tom Syson Quintet

With Leading Trumpet chairs in numerous jazz orchestras (NYJO, Birmingham, European Radio, London), playing with the Ronnie Scott & Syd Lawrence JO’s it’s hardly surprising Tom Syson is highly regarded as both trumpeter and composer. Following an unbelievable debut, “Green”- this Arts Council-supported tour showcases Tom’s as yet untitled second album. 
Tom Syson : tpt; Tom Barford : ts ; David Ferris : p ; Pete Hutchison : db ; Jonathan Silk : d                               

07 June 2019 - Andrzej Baranek Quintet

The second time MHE played the Irish Centre (Nov 2012), Andrzej had been cramming Beatles tunes all week in preparation for a tribute tour. The sorely-missed MHE always were an energetic band, yet even Andrzej’s bandmates were stunned as they and the keys were played right off the stage with a truly staggering performance. Aversion therapy ? 
Andrzej Baranek : p ; Kyran Matthews : sax ; 
Tony Ormesher : g ; Frank Grime : b ; Eryl Roberts : d

05 July 2019 - John Pope Quintet

North-East bassist, John Pope leads a real Northern All-Star band playing groove-driven, celebratory music inspired by 60s avant-jazz, hard bop with a modern sensibility grounded in the adventurous sounds of today’s European jazz scene. 
Jamie Stockbridge : as; Faye MacCalman : ts, cl; Graham Hardy : tpt; John Pope : db; Johnny Hunter :d