What’s On Now?

The Capstone – Various venues and listings. Please click here for more information.

Liverpool Jazz – Various venues and listings. Please click here for more information.


Reinier Baas & Ben Van Gelder – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 22 May, 2019

Time: 20:45

Location: The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZF

Reinier Baas & Ben Van Gelder – Jazz At The Lescar

A unique chance to hear two of the foremost musicians on the European and NYC jazz scenes.

Admission: £8

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm

Elina Duni + Trio FCT – Jazz Northeast

Date: 23 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Black Swan, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SG

Elina Duni + Trio FCT – Jazz Northeast

Albanian born singer and multi-instrumentalist Elina Duni takes a highly individual jazz approach to her Balkan roots, with support from Tyneside’s folk-meets-improv Trio FCT.

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus 70th birthday tour – JazzLeeds

Date: 23 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Seven Artspace, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

John Etheridge and Sweet Chorus 70th birthday tour – JazzLeeds

Support (8-8:30) from “Fluid Puzzle” with Marcus Cain – Bass, Emil Karlsen – Drums, Lewis Downs – Guitar.

John Etheridge@Seven Arts

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus – The Capstone

Date: 24 May, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus – The Capstone 

John Etheridge – Guitars
Christian Garrick – Violin
Dave Kelbie – Rhythm guitar
Andy Crowdy – Double Bass

2019 marks the 20th anniversary of John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus debut album. The band was formed by guitar legend John Etheridge as a personal tribute to Stephane Grappelli, arguably the greatest jazz violinist of the 20th Century. Etheridge accompanied Grappelli on numerous world tours between 1976 and ’81 and appeared on 4 discs, including two with Yehudi Menuhin and Grappelli – the famous partnership which had such phenomenal success in the 70s.

Admission £15

More info and tickets from the website.

Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet – Wakefield Jazz

Date: 24 May, 2019

Time: 20:00

Location: Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield WF1 3RR

Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet – Wakefield Jazz

A British jazz supergroup, celebrating Henry’s 50 years of quietly passionate music-making. Distinguished in both jazz and classical music, his career reads like a who’s who of the British music business.

Doors open at 7:00 pm; music starts at 8:30 pm

Admission £15.00

Soul Cooker – JazzLeeds

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 13:30

Location: Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD

Soul Cooker – JazzLeeds

Malcolm Strachan trumpet, Atholl Ransome tenor sax, Ben Barker guitar, Bob Birch Hammond, Gordon Kilroy drums.

Top notch soul jazz by musicians from The Haggis Horns and New Mastersounds. Malcolm Strachan – Trumpet, Atholl Ransome – Tenor Sax,Ben Barker – Guitar,Bob Birch – Hammond Organ,Gordon Kilroy – drums

Malcolm Strachan is a trumpet player based in Leeds and a member of the famous funk band the Haggis Horns . He has a new soul jazz quintet named Soul Cooker which features Hammond organ, guitar, drums, trumpet and tenor sax.

Tickets £10/8 concessions at the door or online www.ticketsource.co.uk/jazzleeds

Under 25’s £5, kids under 16 free

 

Chris Hodgkins – Wigan Jazz Club

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 12:30

Location: Whelley ex-Servicemen's Club, Vauxhall rd, Wigan, WN1 3LU

Chris Hodgkins – Wigan Jazz Club

Chris is a man of many talents – musician, bandleader, administrator, author, broadcaster & much more. For this show he has recruited New York pianist Jinjoo Yoo, Texan guitarist Wayne Wilkinson & London bassist Alison Rayner. The music will comprise a mixture of standards and four originals specially written for this tour that celebrates musicians band members have known with a story to tell. Don’t miss the chance to see this special show.

Admission £12.00 (£11.50 concessions, £11.00 WJC members) unless otherwise stated.

Federica Michisanti Trio – Jazz Northeast

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 20:15

Location: Bridge Hotel Newcastle, Castle Garth, Newcastle NE1 1RQ

Federica Michisanti Trio – Jazz Northeast

Brilliant Italian bassist leads her bass/piano/saxophone trio, like a contemporary version of the great Jimmy Giuffre groups of the 1960s.

Admission £10.00 (£8.00 concessions)

Bank Holiday Gin Jazz & Jukebox Karaoke! (Leeds)

Date: 26 May, 2019

Time: 16:00-20:00

Location: Tailors Gin, #23-24, Leeds, LS1 6PG

Bank Holiday Gin Jazz & Jukebox Karaoke! – Leeds

Gin ’N Jazz is back, with it’s residency on the last Sunday of each month. Reverend Chunky Times aka Cleve Freckleton, will be hosting with his deep husky vocals, reminiscent of Louis Armstrong.

Step back into the ROARING 1920s as you enter the illustrious gin bar, hidden in the decadent Tailors Shop, in Leeds Grand Arcade. Rummage through the clothing rails, dress up, and drink gin as the Jazz comes alive. Join Cleve Freckleton & friends for swinging jazz tunes, and better still, join in with LIVE backing during Jukebox Karaoke!

Expect:
• LIVE Jazz
• Vintage Fancy Dress
• Plenty of Mothers’ Ruin

Entry is £5 – with a Gin Fizz on arrival included. 4pm till 8pm with extra razzle dazzle this Bank Holiday… expect a lively after party! Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite, here.

See a video here.

Gin ‘N Jazz – What Sunday’s are made for!

Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble and Guests – Jazz At The Lescar

Date: 29 May, 2019

Location: The Lescar Hotel, Sharrowvale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZF

Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble and Guests – Jazz At The Lescar

We’re delighted to welcome back an unsung hero of the Sheffield music scene; tabla and santoor player and educator John Ball, leading the Sheffield Indian Music Ensemble, which brings together university music students and local community musicians, exploring the melodic and rhythmic improvisational potential of Indian music. You may have caught John with Unfurl, or on Sarathy Korwar’s beautiful multi-layered 2018 album ‘My East Is Your West’.

Admission: £9

Doors 8.15 pm Music starts at 8.45 pm