Gigs to come ..

19 October 2018 Artephis 

In partnership with jazznorth

RNCM Alumni Artephis are a forward looking, contemporary ensemble casting late 60’s/ early 70’s Miles Davis influence onto a Christian Scott / Antonio Sanchez / Brian Blade Fellowship Band musical plane yielding an eclectic sound of explosive groove and light-footed nuance. Aaron Wood - tpt/flugel, James Girling - g, Ali Roocroft - p, Alasdair Simpson - b, Matt Brown - d

02 November DAN WHIELDON Quartet

In partnership with jazznorth

Pianist Dan Whieldon leads a new band performing his contemporary pieces: European in style, rich in harmony, refined and elegant, their melodies eloquently voiced by the lyrical flugelhorn of Richard Iles - tpt/flugel, Dan Whieldon - p, Gavin Barras - b, Caroline Boaden - d

23 November 2018 Eirik Svela Group

Having spent many years in UK and wowing many an audience with his talents (recalling
Katie Paterson's Allsorts depiction of Holdsworth's "Fred" with particular relish!), Norwegian guitar maestro Eirik Svela is establishing himself as an important voice amongst the jazz musicians of Oslo recently recording his debut album in New York with acclaimed organist  Sam Yahel (Joshua Redman, Norah Jones). Don't miss this short tour of England with  Jamil Sheriff - p, Matt Anderson  - sax, Andrew Robb - b & Magnus Sefaniassen Eide   - d

07 December 2018 Archipelago

In partnership with jazznorth

North East trio Archipelago have been wowing fans and fellow jazz musicians alike, all around the country with their adventurous performances of energetic, honest & open  compositions fusing jazz, free improv and garage rock. Arun Ghosh observing "they really do have something there!" having shared the stage with them the evening before. Debut album 'Weightless' received national airplay and led to a Peter Whittingham / Help Musicians award encouraging female artists to create new music. 
Christian Alderson - d, Faye MacCalman  - s,cl, John Pope - b

04 January 2019 Vibe-ology

Yorkshire quartet Vibe-ology draw jazz, blues, latin and funk influence from legends such as Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson,  Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Cal Tjader, variously having rubbed shoulders as diverse as Corinne Bailey Rae, the New Mastersounds, Haggis Horns, New York Brass Band - something for everyone. Those faithful who attended Brian Bicat's Memorial Gig on 01June 2018 may have marvelled at John's tone bars "dancing". HEre they come again. John Settle - vibes, Al Morrison - g, Bob Birch -  Hammond, TBC - Drums

01 February 2019 Rafe's Dilemma

Commissioned for the 2018 Bolton Worktown Festival to celebrate the play "Spring and Port Wine" by Bill Naughton, Rafe’s Dilemma brings an eclectic mix of jazz, electronic music and rock to create an excitingly fresh and intriguing sound depicting the story of a family on the edge, combining the passion and musical excellence of Nel Begley - voc, Katie Patterson - d, perc, Sam Vicary - b, and Jamil Sheriff - keys.