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Monday, 21 May 2018

Jazz on a Summers Day in Leeds

Jazz vocalist Nicki Allan has organised a day jazz festival "Jazz on A Summers Day" 1-6pm on Sat 9 June at Chapel Allerton Club in Leeds.


This year marks the launch of a very special project aimed to showcase some of the very best Jazz names in and around Leeds and further a field, outdoors on a sunny afternoon in June. From delicate, bluesy, soulful and mainstream jazz to more contemporary tastes there will be something for everyone.

Taking place at the Chapel Allerton Snooker Club, the home of the established September Alternate Music Festival; we hope it will grow into a popular annual community event in its own right. Please come along and bring as many friends as possible. Its FREE entry for all and we will be running a prize raffle with donations  kindly welcomed.

The club has a well stocked bar and very reasonable bar prices, plus there will be food and outdoor seating from which to enjoy the music. Do bring a picnic and chairs if you like and make a day of it. Lets hope for sunshine weather ...should the rain make an appearance we will move indoors.

We look forward to seeing you there.

With very best wishes
From the Jazz on a Summer's Day Team

Friday, 18 May 2018

Gill Wilde's last gig @Grimsby Jazz

Gill Wilde 

Many thanks from all jazz lovers to Gill Wilde who has run the monthly jazz club in Grimsby for many years - and also ran the Cleethorpes Jazz Festival - a brilliant effort. With Gill moving away from the area, the regular Jazz Club at Grimsby will finish as a monthly club in May – from now on it will only do specific projects. The final regular date of the club is the Pat McCarthy Quartet:

THURSDAY 31st May 2018- The Pat McCarthy Quartet
A great lead up to Cleethorpes Jazz Festival (1-3 June) this same weekend and what better way to start it than a special night with our own Pat McCarthy on guitar with Warren Jolly bass, Thom Whitworth Trumpet and Shannon Reilly vocals. This band has recorded two CDs and toured extensively to great acclaim.

GRIMSBY JAZZ at MOON ON THE WATER
203 North Promenade,Cleethorpes DN35 8SJ.
Ticket  £12 in adv £14 on the door
Doors open 7.30 pm music starts 8.30 pm
www.moononthewater.co.uk/ www.grimsbyjazz.com


Paul Edis plays a brief history of Jazz Piano


Huddersfield Jazz welcome Newcastle pianist and composer Paul Edis playing music from the jazz masters in hois "Brief History of Jazz Piano" at their next concert - Sunday 27th May 2018 2-4pm at Cafe Society, Bryam Street, Huddersfield


The Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra @Wigan Jazz Club.



The Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra directed by Richard Iles with special guest Malcolm Edmonstone on piano. Thanks are due to the Greater Manchester Commissions Project for providing this gig. The Greater Manchester Jazz Orchestra draws the finest musicians from the bands, music schools and university colleges in the Greater Manchester area.
@Wigan Jazz Club, Sunday 27th May, 2018.

At the newly refurbished Whelley Ex-Servicemens’ Club, 108 Vauxhall Road, Wigan WN1 3LU.
12.30pm till 3.00 ish. £11 members, £11.50 concessions, £12.00 non members.

Pay at the door, or on line at justaddtickets.co.uk

Information about Wigan Jazz Club including future programme and membership details on www.wiganjazzclub.co.uk

Newcastle Jazz Co op rings the changes

 Budtet

There is a great selection of jazz gigs at the Globe over the next few weeks.

This Sunday, 20 May, there is Budtet plus, the popular local jazz combo swelled to an octet. It will be their last gig with talented pianist Lin Lee Wong who is moving away, so come and give her a good send off.

Forthcoming gigs include

Gabriele Heller Trio, Thursday 24 May

Brian Molley Quartet, Saturday 2 June

Julija Jacenaite Trio, Sunday 10 June

Mark Williams & John Pope, Thursday 14 June

Indigo Jazz Voices, Thursday 21 June

Big Muddy, Sunday 24 June

Alan Glen Trio, Thursday 28 June

Gero Schipmann Group, Saturday 7 July

Gigs are at The Globe, Railway Street, Newcastle NE4 7AD. Visit the website to see all gigs at the Globe and much more jazz.coop/whats-on


Ivor Surtees RIP

From Paul Bream

You may have already heard, but Ivor Surtees, who was the driving force behind Saltburn Jazz, has recently died. I'd heard that he was unwell but wasn't aware of quite how serious it was.

I was always impressed by the way that Ivor kept a jazz programme going in what can't have been an easy environment, especially over the past few years

Lets hope that our colleagues at Saltburn continue the Friday evening sessions at Saltburn Arts Centre that have been a feature of jazz in the North East




Sunday, 6 May 2018

Tom Langham’s Hot Fingers at Dove Jazz

It will be a real delight to welcome back Tom Langham’s Hot Fingers with Emily Campbell back to Dove Jazz Club on the 19th May for the first of their two Gigs at the Club this year.

It was in 2007 that the musically accomplished, Buxton born Tom Langham first brought a band bearing the name of ‘Hot Fingers’ to Dove’s Village Hall. The other two musicians who accompanied Tom on that trip were Dany Blythe and Malcolm Stead who remain with him today. It was not until 2015 that the noted ‘Cotswold Nightingale,’ Emily Campbell joined the ranks of these three long standing chums. It was beneficial for these three lads to be introduced to someone from a more sophisticated and rural up market environment that aptly reflected their chosen residences in the heart of the Cotswolds.

It was Tom’s grandfather who inspired him to start playing the ukulele at an early age when his fingers became large enough and fit for purpose. He picked up the guitar, banjo and vocal skills very early on in his eventful musical journey along life’s highway. He can now proudly boast to be one of only a miniscule number of today’s performers of a similar ilk who have so deeply absorbed the panache of those early crooning pioneers such as Al Bowly and Bing Crossby. Malcolm Sked for his sins was a schoolboy euphonium player who joined the local brass band at the age of 13. He joined the Charleston Chasers at the age of 16, where he very soon came under the influence of an equally youthful Spats, for a 15 year stint on tuba and later on sousaphone. Of course Danny Blythe the other multi instrument proficient musician in this esteemed group has risen from humble beginnings as an Acupuncturist in leafy Cheltenham to join his good friend Tom on the front line of this unique musical troupe.

The same line-up will be making a return visit to us on the 17th November to provide further musical treats for the discerning ears of the Dove audience.

More details: http://www.dovejazzclub.co.uk/

Dove Jazz, Dove Holes Village, nr Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8BG