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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Peter Frank RIP


Sorry to have to report the death of bassist and bandleader Peter Franks on Saturday 13 May. Peter died from a heart attack. He will be fondly remembered as both a swinging double bass player and indomitable leader of his band the Dixieland All Stars

Peter was a classically trained musician, born in Bradford and started playing the double bass in 1956. After a lengthy stint with John Emsley’s Dixieland Band during the Trad boom, Peter joined Mal Webb’s New Orleans Band. The ‘Yorkshire Post Jazz Band’, Dennis Armstrong’s ‘Great Northern Jazz Band’ and the original ‘Yorkshire Stompers’ followed. Down the years he guested with Alex Welsh, Roy Williams, Digby Fairweather and Monty Sunshine. Peter was a former director of the Bingley Jazz Festival and he formed ‘The All Stars’ in 1996.

Six bandleaders in one band – and I have to control this lot!” he said of  his Dixieland All Stars he formed over twenty years ago. His band starred at numerous jazz festivals across England and Wales. They were voted ‘favourite band’ at a number of venues in Lancashire, Nottingham, Leicester and Yorkshire.

A lovely man and musician


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Jazz Promotion Network Conference June 26-27 Leeds College of Music


The Jazz Promotion Network AGM is taking place at Leeds College of Music on June 26/27 this year, themed around Jazz100 - Launching the next 100 Years of British and Irish jazz.

#jazz100 is a new JPN digital initiative launching the next 100 years of British and Irish jazz through a host of content and programmes all branded under the umbrella of #jazz100. With both industry-facing and audience-facing goals, #jazz100 aims to unite the sector, highlight the vibrancy of the scene and introduce new audiences to jazz across the UK and Ireland.

The launch took place at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival VIP tent, with live music from members of Kansas Smitty’s and Guy Barker, a welcome speech by Project Director Dave Morecroft and a short interview with Guy Barker. With the official launch completed, the website is live, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are all active daily.

JPN ask if we can let your audiences know about #jazz100 and encourage them to check out the website, Like #jazz100 on Facebook and follow the Instagram and Twitter.

Tickets available mid-May at this address https://jazzpromotionnetwork.org.uk/jpn-conference-and-agm-2017/


Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Cullingworth Jazz summer gigs

Em Brown May 10th 

From Dave Lee

Here are the May and June Wednesday night dates at Cullingworth Jazz

May 10 Emily Brown vocals with Ed Barnwell keys, Steve Crocker bass, James Boyes sax Dave Lee drums

May 17 Stu Garside trombone and vocals with Mike Conliffe keys, Roz Macdonald bass Dave Lee drums

May 24 Helena Debono vocals with Mike Conliffe keys, Jonny Clapham bass and Lauie Covell sax Dave Lee drums

May 31 Nel Begley vocals with Mike Conliffe keys, Roz Macdonald bass Will Howard sax and Dave Lee drums

7 June Sue Fisher vocals with Paul Conway keys, Phil Kampen bass, Frank Brooker sax/clt, Dave Lee drums

14 June Julie Edwards vocals with Ed Barnwell keys Kevin Dearden bass Dave Lee drums

21 June Steve Devine sax Mike Conliffe keys Brian Jackson bass,  Dave Lee drums

Free admission 9pm start

Cullingworth Conservative Club
21/23 Station Road,
Cullingworth,
Bradford,
BD13 5HN

Tel: 01535 272432 ; cullingworthconservativeclub.co.uk


New jazz venue in Queensbury

News of a new Tuesday night jazz club - this one at the Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue in Queensbury, Bradford run by Kathy and John Dyson

All shows £5
7.30-10pm Tuesdays

May 30 John and Kathy Dyson bopet with Jade Harris
June 6  Ed Kainyak Band
June 13 Adrian Ingram Jazz Dawgs
June 20 Ben Crosland trio
June 27 John and Kathy Dyson bopet with Nicki Allan
July 4 John Marley Band

Address: Brighouse Rd, Queensbury, Bradford BD13 1QA
Phone: 07882 657072



Bootleg Eric RIP

From Chris de Saram

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our Bootleg Eric (Eric Parkin), on the morning of 8th May 2017, after a short illness. He attended his last gig at Wakefield Jazz last Friday, but left at the start of the interval, not knowing that he had won his last raffle prize!

"Bootleg Eric"was the name given to him by drummer Clark Tracey - he had been in charge of the sound at the club since 1988 and had a massive archive of recorded performances.

It won’t be the same without him but I guess his legacy will live on through his bootleg recordings at the jazz archive that he made of all the visiting performers at the club

We are dedicating the 30th anniversary festival to Eric, and welcome any thoughts on how we can fully celebrate his life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciesW5tEVLE


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Sheffield in the home straight..

Our final two gigs of the season, but there's no letting up on quality this Friday as Sheffield Jazz welcome the exceptional  Denys Baptiste's Late 'Trane quartet on Friday 12 May
                                                                                                             
Denys Baptiste: sax, Nikki Yeoh: piano / keyboards, Neil Charles: bass, Rod Youngs: drums
Denys Baptiste revisits John Coltrane's compositions from 1963-67, rearranging and re-presenting them in exciting new forms, while respecting their visceral emotions and spiritual references. 2017 marks 50 years since John Coltrane departed from this world, and Denys's new project and album celebrates the great musician and his work.
www.denysbaptiste.com
                                         
Next up at Sheffield Jazz ...
20.00 Friday 19th May: Matt Ridley quartet, Crookes

Advance news of our 2017 Autumn gigs will be available at the 12 May gig - expect Brandon Allen sextet, Laura Jurd's Dinosaur, Craig Handy quartet, Dave O'Higgins quartet, Stan Tracey Legacy octet and more ..

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD
0114 266 0114
Doors Open 19.30 Music Starts 20.00

Full £14, Concessions £11, Students with NUS card £7
http://www.sivtickets.com/event/sheffieldjazz



Monster wandering in Ribble Valley..


Wandering Monster, an exceptional group of up-and-coming jazz musicians from Leeds were awarded opportunity to perform at high profile festivals across The North through the Jazz North Introduces scheme. The band, led by double bassist Sam Quintana, is the latest beneficiary of this pioneering mentorship & support scheme for talented young jazz musicians up to the age of 25.

Sam says: “I am thrilled that Wandering Monster have this opportunity. Since formation two years ago we have developed original material ... to showcase at some of the UK’s best jazz festivals. Thanks to the scheme we can perform ... to bigger and more diverse audiences.”

Line-up: Sam Quintana - double bass, Ben Powling - tenor sax, Calvin Travers - guitar, Aleks Podraza - piano, Tom Higham - drums.

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Club
Friday 2nd June 2017 From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk 
Tickets: £10, members £8, Advance: £9 / £7 members / £5 U16s;  + available on the door

Manchester Jazz Festival acts announced


Joshua Redman Quartet, Fri 4 August

Manchester Jazz festival has just announced its programme for the 2017 festival over ten days from from Friday 28 July to Sunday 6 August

Headline concerts include Joshua Redman Quartet, Riot Brass Band, Dave Maric, Phronesis and Engines Orchestra, Nicki Iles Quintet, Nerija, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Remi Harris Project and a Jazz on Film 2017 feature. 

Monday 29th is when the latest edition of Jazz North "Northern Line" edition 5 bands get a chance to strut their stuff including Dan Whieldon Quartet, Deep Cabaret, Birkett & Fisk play Venuti & Lang, Archipelago,Tiptoe, Early Nite, Ushaw Ensemble, Skeltr, Perpetual Motion Machine, The ElecTrio and Ubunye, 

Tickets are on sales from 12 Noon on 12 May here http://www.manchesterjazz.com/








Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Seven Jazz Leeds offerings for May...

  Jason Rebello 18 May 
 Nel Begley 21 May

Our summer season starts here! This summer we’re putting on thirty six band, two jazz festivals, four big bands, five jam session, our jazz choir and workshops....(phew!). We've also three fantastic evening concerts starting with BBC award winning jazz pianist Jason Rebello (pictured above) in May, vocalist and bassist Nicola Farnon with her all star quartet in June and US saxman Greg Abate in July. Why not buy a season ticket to see all three? @£36 or £30 concessions, a bargain! (www.ticketsource.co.uk/sevenjazzleeds). 

LCoM Emerging Artists @Inkwell (part 1)- Sun 7 May 1.30pm
Seven jazz Leeds gives you two chances to hear some of the best of the BA Jazz Course bands from Leeds College of Music. Leftfield band "Skwid Ink" Guitarist Joe Whettam's quartet The Jazztronica "Wardrobe Quintet" from Norway @Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW  Sun 7 May 1.30pm  £9/7 (NUS £5)

Alžbeta Turčányiová 14 May

LCoM Emerging Artists@Seven Arts (part 2)- Sun 14 May 1.30pm
The second group of our featured bands from this year's final year of the BA jazz course at Leeds College of Music. Vocalist Alžbeta Turčányiová's octet with four vocalists... Drummer Abbie Finn's quartet Drummer Jordan Dinsdale's quintet  @Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD Sun May 14 1.30-4pm £10/8 (NUS £5)

Jason Rebello solo on grand piano @Seven Arts Thursday 18 May 8pm
British pianist Jason Rebello is regarded as one of the most inventive pianists to emerge from the UK since he burst onto the scene in the early 90’s with a run of albums for the BMG label. Jason has worked mainly with electronic keyboards in his own groups (as well as with Sting and Jeff Beck); but now he has decided it’s time to say something on the instrument he loves. Jason has released his debut solo piano album, featuring mostly originals inspired by the people and places that have been important in his career. Support is from Phil Green’s “Quiet Jazz project” 8-8.30pm
Thursday evening May 18 @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm Music 8pm  £16/14 (NUS £5)

Nel Begley sings the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass @Inkwell Sun 21 May 1.30pm
Nel Begley vocals  Nick Fitch guitar, Roz MacDonald bass and Eliot Richards sax 
Nel pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on what would have been her 100th birthday. Ella was the greatest vocalist the jazz world has ever heard with extraordinary diction, timing, sense of swing and all round joie de vivre!  Sunday afternoon 21 May @Inkwell  Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW 1.30pm start £9/7 (NUS £5)

LCoM Student Union Big Band @Seven Arts 28 May 1.30pm
This Big Band has established itself in the city as one of the best big bands winning prizes at the most recent North of England 2017 Big Band competition in Sunderland. Over 20 members strong, it is an exciting ensemble with a big sound and a big ambition. Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Sunday afternoon 28 May. Music 1.30pm £10/8 (NUS £5)

++other gigs!++

May Inkwell Divas @Inkwell Sat 6 May 1.30-3.30pm feat. Anne Cleveland
Anne Cleveland vocals, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass, Dom Moore drums
Our Inkwell diva for May is vocalist Anne Cleveland. Performing familiar-and-not-so-familiar songs from Great American Songbook as well as original compositions by Anne.
Saturday afternoon 6 May @Inkwell Arts 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW 1.30pm  payf collection

Rush Hour Jazz @Seven Arts Wed 17 May 6-7pm with John Settle
John Settle vibes, Will Powell guitar, Steve Crocker bass, Dom Moore drums
John Settle play jazz blues and funk by Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, John Patton, Bobby Hutcherson, Jimmy Smith and George Benson. @Seven Arts 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD. Wed 17 May 6-7pm. payf collection

Nicki Allen, Jazz Voices Choir leader this summer, starts 8 May

++ Seven Jazz Workshops and Choir@Inkwell 
Seven Jazz Workshops meet again on Sunday mornings 7th and 21st May to help you lean more about jazz playing @Inkwell 10-12 am cost £10 (or £8 conc) per session. Tutors are Tom Sharp, Dom Moore or Pete Rosser e: jeanwatsonlifeskills@hotmail.com tel 0113 2370700.
The “Jazz Voices” choir summer series is led by Nicki Allan while Tessa Smith is on maternity leave @Inkwell Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton. 7-9pm, £5 per session e: crockersteve@ntlworld.com tel 07544 352594. Starts 8 May then other dates this month 22 May and 29 May

Our website for details www.sevenjazz.co.uk  i

See you soon in Leeds!

North East clubs day by day listings- May

Led Bib May 7 

North east gigs – May 
All gigs Newcastle unless stated otherwise
*lunchtime/afternoon

May 3 Snarky Puppy Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 3 Gala Big Band Gala Theatre, Durham DH1 1WA
May 3 Lickety Split Elephant, Ashington NE63 0SZ
May 4 Budtet Empty Shop, Durham DH1 4SJ
May 4 Redemption Jazz Bar Loco NE1 4PG
May 4 Levee Ramblers NOJB St Joseph’s CMS Parish Centre, Birtley DH3 1LJ
May 4 Middlesbrough Jazz & Blues Orchestra Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT
May 5 Billie Meets Kurt Queen’s Hall, Hexham NE46 3LS
May 5 Customs House Big Band Customs House, South Shields NE33 1ES
May 5 Paul Edis Sextet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
May 5 Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants* Saltburn Community Hall & Theatre TS12 1JW
May 5 Kandace Springs Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 6 Pete Tanton with Blue Jazz Quartet Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
May 7 Led Bib Bridge Hotel NE1 1RQ
May 8 Hot 8 Brass Band Boiler Shop NE1 3PE
May 11Gerry R & the E Types Hoochie Coochie NE1 6SF
May 11 Mark Lewandowksi Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
May 11 Dom Pipkin Forum, Darlington DL1 1SG
May 11 BABMUS Jazz Café NE1 5DW
May 12 Sue Ferris Quintet Traveller’s Rest, Darlington DL3 9ER
May 12 Joy Ellis Quartet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
May 13 Philonious Funk Jesmond Library NE2 2DL
May 14 Early Nite + Riviera Quartet Bridge Hotel NE1 1RQ
May 15 Partisans Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 18 Lindsay Hannon & Bradley Johnston Empty Shop, Durham DH1 4SJ
May 19 Dean Stockdale Trio* Lit & Phil NE1 1SE
May 19 Johnny Hunter Quartet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
May 20 Dulcie May Moreno Jazz Co-op @ The Globe NE4 7AD
May 21 Alter Ego Black Bull, Blaydon NE21 4JJ
May 23 Davina & the Vagabonds Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 26 Mark Williams & Joel Byrne-McCullough* Gala Theatre, Durham DH1 1WA
May 26 Imelda May Sage Gateshead NE8 2JR
May 26 Ruth Lambert Quartet Jazz Café NE1 5DW
May 26-29 Harambee Pasadia The Hub, Barnard Castle DL12 8TD
May 29 Tyne Valley Big Band* Bywell Hall, Stocksfield NE43 7AE
May 30 Archipelago + Ripsaw Catfish Black Swan, Newcastle Arts Centre NE1 1SG

Russell Corbett previews the May North East jazz scene

Mark Lewandowski's Waller project May 11

Two festivals, a fundraiser, boogie-woogie piano and Fats Waller. These just some of many gigs and events throughout the north east region during May.

Harambee Pasadia is County Durham’s annual Afro Fusion Music and Dance Festival staged over four days at the end of the month. The Hub in Barnard Castle comes alive with music, dance, DJs, workshops and food! This year’s line up includes Seckou Keita, a cappella quintet Black Voices, Hannabiell and Midnight Blue, Kema Kay, and the Backyard Rhythm Orchestra. The dates – with on-site camping available – are May 26-29.

Billie meets Kurt at this year’s Hexham Book Festival. The Northumberland market town is quickly establishing itself in literary circles and a performance by Gabriele Heller and Steve Glendinning – free, but ticketed – in Queen’s Hall’s White Room offers a musical diversion. Billie Holiday to Kurt Weill…an early evening (May 5) decadent cabaret courtesy of vocalist Gabi and guitarist Steve.

Sage Gateshead music students have seized the opportunity to perform at Newcastle’s Jazz Café on a regular basis. BA and BMus students are taking the lead, organising the night and a paying audience is turning up to check out what’s happening. The next gig – May 11 – is a fundraiser for the DEC Appeal East Africa. Your support would be appreciated.

Jazz and blues pianist Dom Pipkin will be at the Forum on Borough Road in Darlington on May 11 and on the same evening Fats Waller will be at the Jazz Co-op’s Globe public house in Newcastle. Not the man himself, of course, rather bassist Mark Lewandowski with his Waller inspired project. The participation of Liam Noble and Paul Clarvis suggests this could be something special.

Gerry R and the E Types pull up at Hoochie Coochie to play a set of Booker T and the MGs tunes, the date, once more, May 11. It’s one of those nights, make a choice, wherever you go it’s sure to be good!

May 7 sees Led Bib stop off at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle on their Umbrella Weather album tour. The following evening at the Boiler Shop (behind Newcastle Central Station) the Hot 8 Brass Band will be working up a head of steam to an adoring crowd. Joy Ellis makes her north east debut at the Jazz Café (May 12) and down the road in Darlington reeds virtuoso Sue Ferris gigs at Opus 4 Jazz Club (Traveller’s Rest). Northumbria University students have secured a gig at this year’s Jesmond Community Festival. The band – Philonious Funk – will be nestled between the book stacks in the local library on St George’s Terrace (May 12).

The hugely popular Snarky Puppy make a return visit to Sage Gateshead (May 3). This time round the Texas-New York collective will be playing Sage One, Sage Gateshead’s premier hall – such is the popularity of Michael League’s band. Also at the Gateshead venue, with less hype, there is the welcome booking of Partisans (May 15) featuring Phil Robson, Julian Siegel, Thadeus Kelly and a USA exile, drummer Gene Calderazzo. A quality quartet, a highlight of many during a busy month.
There are many more gigs during the month – Johnny Hunter Quartet, Jazz Café, May 19, a guitar duo par excellence at the Gala Theatre, Durham, May 26 featuring Mark Williams and Joel Byrne-McCullough, American ex-pat trumpeter Pete Tanton, the Globe, May 6 – do make the effort.              

 

Wakefield Jazz ~ May Programme 2017

Jay Phelps 12 May

Denys Baptiste 2 June

From Chris DeSaram

"Wakefield Jazz is proud to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary during May (and on 2nd June).
We are branding the 5 weekly gigs our Jazz Festival and including a Northern Line band, an International artist, a currently in vogue band, a favourite for entertainment and a reprise of the band and music commissioned for our 25th Anniversary."

On 5th May The Firebird Quartet gets things going – Jazz North Ambassador artists.

12th May the consummate entertainer Jay Phelps brings his quartet.

19th May  Our actual anniversary featuring the Jonathan Gee trio with Tim Whitehead playing Jonathan’s Wakefield Suite and other material.

26th May  The Dominic Galea Quartet.  Dominic makes a rare visit from Malta with his London band.

Finally, on 2nd June our season concludes with a band making lots of waves since the launch of their new CD - Denys Baptiste with "The Late Trane" -  homage to John Coltrane's later music

Venue: Wakefield Sports Club Eastmoor Road, WF1 3RR



Jamie Brownfield Quartet play Huddersfield Jazz


"Rising Star of British Jazz" awards winner, Jamie Brownfield, and his fresh and exciting quartet,have a vast range of experience in different styles of music and play their own mix of New orleans street beat, swing and reggae.

They are heavily influenced by the likes of Harry Connick Junior, Leroy Jones, Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson and Christian McBride, to name only a few. From original New Orleans Street Beat tunes such as “The Happy Feet Blues", to their own compositions, you can hear the roots of the music they listen to come out in their performances.

The band members have played with such notables as Bruce Adams, Shakin' Stevens, Scott Hamilton, Alan Barnes and Digby Fairweather, and have played all over the world from Europe, to Scandinavia, and the United States.

“These guys were great ............ I thought I would just nip in and take a few pictures but after a few minutes I was hooked and stayed for the whole set!” Martin Singleton, Marsden Jazz Festival 2016

In partnership with Jazz North (www.jazznorth.org)

Saturday 13 May 2017 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)
The Jazz Room, Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield
www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk
Tickets: £14 (£5 students) available from:-
Huddersfield Jazz Website (www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk/buytickets/)

Jazz into Doncaster highlights in May

Nicola Farnon 17 May

From Brian Askew

Just a quick reminder on this month's events at jazz into Doncaster:

Thurs 11 May we feature 'Frank Brooker's Happy Chappies' 

*Wednesday 17 May we present The Nicola Farnon Trio featuring Piero Tucci, piano and tenor sax, and Phil Johnson, percussion  7.30pm. Join us for this special scintillating evening of entertainment at the Earl of Doncaster hotel. Relax and enjoy the Nicola Farnon Trio after a 3 course meal. Book a seat or table £35 per person. To book a table contact emily@dyja.info or 01302 320002

Thursday 25 May we present the 'Rydale Trad Jazz Band' from North Yorkshire.

‘Jazz into Doncaster’ present their programme at The Doncaster Conservative Club, 22 South Parade, Doncaster. DN1 3ET on the second and fourth Thursdays in the month (apart from special gig * above) Entrance on Waterdale, doors open 7.00 pm.



Two new venues in Leeds city centre


Two new jazz and blues gigs/venues have opened in Leeds recently to add to the burgeoning live jazz scene

The Domino Club

It’s a basement unit in Grand Arcade in Upper Briggate, but it also has the feel of a speakeasy. The doorway isn’t on the street, it’s tucked away inside Lords Barbering with only a neon sign to mark its existence. Jazz fans might remember Santiagos, or even further back the Coconut Grove. Now there's a new venue in the same locale..

They’ve got their own in-house band, who’ll be playing live, kicking off the night with jazz and blues before moving into funk and soul territory. Local record producer, Ryan De Warne, is the man in charge of the music, including the DJ, who’ll be taking you from late evening into the early hours. It’s a proper jazz and blues club in the heart of the city centre with jazz four nights per week

https://www.facebook.com/dominoclubleeds/

The Wapentake

Just opposite another Leeds jazz landmark the Black Swan lies the Wapentake Bar - part of the street that is gradually being refurbished on Kirkgate. Organised by guitarist Nic Svarc there will be a different band and a jam every two weeks. Sax players James Mainwairing and Ben Lowman have been recent visitors. and 8-11pm on Sunday evenings. Bring your instruments and good vibes!

http://www.wapentakeleeds.co.uk/


Richard Turner film fundraiser launched


Jazz pianist Rob Cope is raising money from the Jazz Community to make a film about the life of jazz trumpeter Richard Turner who died in 2011 aged 27.  Richard was from Leeds and was an alumnus of Leeds College of Music.

Rob says "Richard was an extremely talented and generous young jazz trumpeter, one of the most musically gifted and generous spirited musicians in the UK. We will be able to create a film fitting of his cultural impact on the British jazz scene.To say he was a culturally significant musician is an understatement and we want to document all of his achievements. We are also going to examine just how important Richard's music has been and explore his lasting legacy in jazz."

"With the blessing of Richard's family we aim to create a film documenting Richard's life and his musical impact on those who knew him. With this funding we will be able to buy specialised film equipment, compose and record an original score and create posters and artwork  for the film. We will also be able to cover the substantial time the film will take to create as well as travel expenses for the interviews we need"

"£3000 is what we need. It will allow us to do Richard's memory justice with a beautiful film in his memory."

Details - https://www.facebook.com/rob.cope.7/videos/10154531980393587/

Fundraising - https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/richard-turner-a-life-in-music-film-jazz#/


Northern Line band broadcasts 2-6 May


Our friends at Jazz North are running an online Jazz Festival of their previous "Northern Line" bands performances. Dates for these  broadcasts are at 8.00, 13.00, 19.00 and 22.00 every day on Tuesday 2 May through to Saturday 6 May

Bands are: Family Band/ Jamie Brownfield/Maja Bugge/Taupe/Pat McCarthy and Shannon Reilly/Firebird/HTrio/Inclusion Principle/Johnny Hunter/Wandering Monster/Nicola Farnon/Engine Room Favourites/Blind Monk/Weave/The Initiaitive/Grew Quartet/Zoe Gilby/Graham Wilson/Slowlight/Lindsay Hannon/Djangologie/Space Fight/Ariya Astrobeat/Dread Supreme/Bugaloo Foundation/Portmanteau

Catch up online with all this North of England talent on on their Facebook page (facebook.com/jazznorth) and YouTube site (jazznorth.org/youtube)