Donny McCaslin 13 July
2017’s a big year for Hull. Hull Jazz Festival are taking part in the year-long celebrations for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 with a special Summer Edition of Hull Jazz Festival running from 11 – 15 July at venues across the city.
The festival opens on Tuesday 11th July with Snake Davis and his Classic Sax Solos show. A big favourite with Hull audiences, Snake brings his band to Hull Truck to perform some of the best-loved sax solos from the last 50 years.
Wednesday 12th July sees a long overdue reunion show by one of Hull’s most popular jazz bands. 25 years after their meteoric reign as the North’s top swing outfit, Ain’t Misbehavin’ take us on a joyful romp through 1930s dance sounds, inspired by the Hot Club de France. Across town at Fruït on the 12th we've got a double bill of local Hull talent with festival favourites Bud Sugar and Chiedu Oraka.
On Thursday 13th July, Hull Truck hosts a show with New York sax titan Donny McCaslin and his quartet, the band behind the music on David Bowie's final album, Blackstar. Blending influences from jazz, electronica and the rock music he listened to growing up, McCaslin's the new face of jazz fusion.
Fans of Jazz Manouche are in for a treat on Friday 14th July as we welcome Sébastien Giniaux Trio (France) and The Grimaldi Quartet (UK), two young ensembles at the forefront of the modern gypsy jazz scene.
Also on Friday 14th, across town at Kardomah94 and in assocation with Hulljazz, we have a special performance of trombonist Paul Taylor's Jazz in Hull: People and Places suite in memory of Hull Jazz organiser Ken Ford who died earlier this year.
On Saturday 15th July we present two of the UK’s most exciting new jazz acts alongside a special performance by two giants of the UK jazz and soul scenes. With influences from jazz, hip-hop, Afrobeat and South African Township, all-female septet Nérija are blazing a trail for women in jazz. And fiery saxophone-drum duo Binker & Moses, winner of UK Jazz Act of the Year at the 2016 Jazz FM Awards, have already developed a fiercely loyal following for their hypnotic live shows.
On Saturday evening, we’re delighted to welcome back Courtney Pine CBE with Black Notes From the Deep, a brand new project that sees him collaborate with UK soul legend Omar. The two friends will be performing original material together for the first time alongside Courtney’s band.
Tickets for all of the above shows are now on sale from Hull Truck Theatre and Hull Box Office
More details: http://jnight.org/hulljazzfestival.php