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Jazz Festival 2018

Coming soon. Review of the Jazz Festival 2018

What a brilliant weekend! We had the sunniest Bank Holiday weekend for years and thousands of people enjoyed music in venues in and around Clitheroe. If you have any photos, stories or comments about the festival, please send them to us - Click here and let us know.

 

Our monthly club gigs are highlighted in blue below with a range of other events from diner jazz to jam jazz to major concerts at The Grand Theatre.

Scroll down to see them all. Click the + to see more info.

Trish Ferrarin’s Breaking Jazz with Arthur Geldard & Jane Smith

Sunday 5 August 2018 From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 | Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Arthur Geldard - vocals; Jane Smith - vocals Trish Ferrarin - keyboard; Sam French - alto sax; John Fuller - keyboard.

Arthur Geldard and Jane Smith, two delightful local jazz singers, will sing well known tunes from the Great America Songbook backed by the popular Trish Ferrarin’s Breaking Jazz. This line-up delivered excellent performances at the recent Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and is sure to bring a good audience at the Spread Eagle’s Sunday afternoon session. Advance table bookings are advisable.

 
Sue Kibbey

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor & Sue Kibbey

Sunday 2 September 2018 From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 | Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Eric Ainsworth - keyboard; Ken Marley - double bass; Jimmy Scaife - drums, and guest Eddie Taylor - trombone and Sue Kibbey - vocals.

The Eric Ainsworth Trio returns to these Sunday afternoon lunchtime jazz sessions with his reputable team that includes Ken Marley & Jimmy Scaiffe alongside regular guest, Eddie Taylor on trombone & vocals, this time including very experienced and widely acclaimed guest, Sue Kibbey. Sue says jazz allows her to express herself both musically and emotionally. She is someone who creates a special relationship with her audiences, so look out for her debut at the Spread Eagle. Be sure to book a table in advance! 

 
BluFunk Syndicate

BluFunk Syndicate

Saturday 8 September 2018 From 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Venue: See below | Tickets: From Clitheroe Cricket Club | Book Now: from the Cricket Club website

Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896

Blufunk Syndicate - Clitheroe's premier Jazz-Funk band at Clitheroe Cricket Club performing at the Clitheroe Gin, Rum, & Wine Weekender on the 8 September at 3.30pm.

For more details of the CGR&WW event, please go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/172571290087636/?ti=cl

 
Elftet

Elftet

Saturday 15 September 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: £12 / £11 members | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website

Elftet, an 11-piece band comprising high quality young musicians, was formed in September 2015 by Jonny Mansfield of Jam Experiment fame and winner of 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. The band also includes Jam Experiment's Rory Ingham, Rising Star award winner - 2017 British Jazz Awards. Jonny's original compositions are influenced by those of Vince Mendoza, Marius Neset and Ravel, as well as songwriters such as Norah Jones and James Taylor.

Elftet has been played on BBC Radio 3, and WBGO (New York jazz station) as well as having script in Jazzwise, London Jazz News and Jazzthing. Their 20 date UK tour is to promote the 2019 release of their Crowdfunded debut album featuring Chris Potter, Kit Downes and Gareth Lockrane. The 11-piece band has an amazing array of instruments. Have a listen to a track from their album on You Tube. Graphics are amazing - you will be impressed! 

Elftet's larger ensemble offers a wide palette of texture and colours, from traditional four horn writing such as Duke Ellington, to more contemporary classical music such as Ravel with the use of strings and vibes. The ensemble features some of the most exciting musicians in London,m both students and graduates playing professionally around the world.

Elftet has tamed up with two animators from Cornwall and Australia to make the music video you may have watched on You tube? More recently Elftet has been performing around the UK. The ensemble has played in a masterclass with Dave Holland, and received the Tebbutt Exhibition Award for an outstanding performance.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic07dPIZlyg

Line-up: Ella Hohnen Ford - Vocals & Flute; James Davison - Trumpet & Flugel; Tom Smith - Alto Sax; George Millard - Tenor Sax & Bass Clarinet; Rory Ingham - Trombone; Dom Ingham - Violin; Laura Armstrong - Cello; Oliver Mason - Guitar; Jonny Mansfield - Vibraphone & Composition; Will Harris - Bass; Boz Martin-Jones - Drums

 
Jazz Jam night

JAZZ JAM At Holmes Mill

Thursday 20 September 2018 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB | Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE

Free Monthly Jazz Jam - 3rd Thursday Monthly - at Bowland Brewery/Holmes Mill, Clitheroe with resident band, Breaking Jazz, and Paul J Rigby Trio (alternately).

Jamming Session for any instrument - any experience - Stand in with the band, play your favourite tune, solo & improvise! Tell bandleader your tune/key via trish.ferrarin@gmail.com - helpful but not essential! More info? Try contacting info@rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Guests and jammers who will be instrumentalists or singers, or both, will have the chance to play with an experienced backline, sharing in the delivery of tunes, and performing one or two solos. Age and levels of experience are no barrier to having a go in a jazz jam session, especially with an experienced band lead by jazz musician and tutor, Trish Ferrarin, and there is no need for potential jammers to book a spot, just turn up on the night with your instrument, and let the band know you are there. It's helpful to let Trish Ferrarin or Paul J Rigby know your tunes in advance, and the key played in.

Jam sessions will go ahead in the Holmes Mill Engine Room where accoustics are excellent, with standing room available alongside tables that can be reserved online or via a short phone call. These sessions are being managed and programmed by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues. They are open to all who love live music. No only that, but Thursday evenings at Bowland Brewery are ‘new beer’ nights, presenting new ales brewed on site that are sure to be popular with members of CAMRA. Real ale buffs will also be able to join Bowland Beer Club, which entitles them to discount on ales not just at Bowland Brewery, but also at other places belonging to James Places.

Jazz Jam night

 
Django

Shades of Django Quartet

Sunday 7 October 2018 From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 | Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Professor Stuart Hampton Reeves - guitar; Paul Murphy - rhythm guitar; John Wilton - double bass; James Goodwin-Hudson - lead guitar; Laurence Woof - violin.

Shades of Django Quartet celebrated the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in May, and Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival in June. So well was it received that the band that specialises in hot-club style gypsy jazz returns to play some of Django’s memorable tunes at the Spread Eagle. Django’s music fused American Swing, classical music & gypsy music creating a unique sound. Don’t miss this performance.

 
Tria Lingvo

Tria Lingvo with Mike Walker

Friday 12 October 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: Advance - £15 Members £14 | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website

For our October gig  we feature international touring band, Tria Lingvo, a notable Cologne-based German trio which with guest, Manchester guitar virtuoso Mike Walker bringing a musical encounter of the highest order at the start of a new UK tour. This award winning trio, combined with Mike Walker’s guitar mastery, will present an award-winning repertoire of new quartet music.

Tria Lingvo, winners of the 2014 New German Jazzprize, offers an innovative and creative approach to the traditional trio format. The band is at home exploring the fascinating ground found between Modern Jazz, energy-laden improvisation and ethnic music. It is highly respected on their home scene, having performed with the likes of Dominique Pifarély, Zoltan Lantos & Ramesh Shotham at festivals such as Leverkusener Jazztage, Enjoy Jazz Festival, & Vive le Jazz.

Mike Walker, one of the most prolific UK musicians of his generation, has built a distinguished performing, composing and teaching career in UK & Europe over almost forty years that has featured international touring and highly recognised collaborations. He is highly acknowledged among notable international jazz peers.

Tria Longvo is highly respected on their home scene having performed with the likes of Dominique Pifarély, Zoltan Lantos & Ramesh Shotham at festivals such as Leverkusener Jazztage, Enjoy Jazz Festival, & Vive le Jazz. Mike Walker has appeared at Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals with Stuart McCallum - 2015, and Norma Winstone & The Printmakers - 2017. He is highly acknowledged among notable international jazz peers.

Artpipes, founded by Australian musician Maryanne Piper, cultivates a truly global Arts perspective through international artistic co-operations, exchanges & outreach. This event is supported by Arts Council England.

Line-up: Johannes Lemke - saxophones; André Nendza - bass; Christoph Hillmann - drums, prepared drums, Udu, Garrahand & Kalimba;  with Mike Walker - guitar

More info:    www.trialingvo.de   -   www.artpipes.net   -  www.mike-walker.co.uk  -

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Jazz Jam

JAZZ JAM - At Holmes Mill

Thursday 18 October 2018 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB | Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE

Free Monthly Jazz Jam - 3rd Thursday Monthly - at Bowland Brewery/Holmes Mill, Clitheroe with resident band, Breaking Jazz, and Paul J Rigby Trio (alternately).

Jamming Session for any instrument - any experience - Stand in with the band, play your favourite tune, solo & improvise! Tell bandleader your tune/key via trish.ferrarin@gmail.com - helpful but not essential! More info? Try contacting info@rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Guests and jammers who will be instrumentalists or singers, or both, will have the chance to play with an experienced backline, sharing in the delivery of tunes, and performing one or two solos. Age and levels of experience are no barrier to having a go in a jazz jam session, especially with an experienced band lead by jazz musician and tutor, Trish Ferrarin, and there is no need for potential jammers to book a spot, just turn up on the night with your instrument, and let the band know you are there. It's helpful to let Trish Ferrarin or Paul J Rigby know your tunes in advance, and the key played in.

Jam sessions will go ahead in the Holmes Mill Engine Room where accoustics are excellent, with standing room available alongside tables that can be reserved online or via a short phone call. These sessions are being managed and programmed by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues. They are open to all who love live music. No only that, but Thursday evenings at Bowland Brewery are ‘new beer’ nights, presenting new ales brewed on site that are sure to be popular with members of CAMRA. Real ale buffs will also be able to join Bowland Beer Club, which entitles them to discount on ales not just at Bowland Brewery, but also at other places belonging to James Places.

Jazz Jam night

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 4 November 2018 From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 | Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Ed Lomax - keys; Derek Smith - drums; Mel Hatchman - bass;  Lyn Fairbanks - vocals.

The Mark Lewis trio is a popular local and experienced band presenting fine music and excellent entertainment at their dinner jazz sessions. Expect to hear top jazz standards from a band influenced by George Shearing, Bill Evans, Horace Silver. This band has played all nine Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals. A lively session is in prospect with plenty of repartee with a cosy audience in the Abbey Suite.   The session will be enhanced by the immensely popular Lyn Fairbanks’ delightful vocals!

 
Kyla Brox

Kyla Brox with Danny Bromley

Friday 9 November 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: Adv £12 / £10 members | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website

Kyla Brox, undoubtedly the finest UK blues & soul singer of her generation, will undoubtedly attract a good crowd for her debut gig with Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues at Clitheroe Cricket Club venue. So advance ticket purchases via The Grand web site is advisable.

The different setting, from band to duo/trio, encourages two distinct Kylas to come to the fore - the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. She never flinches from emotional reality in either situation. Kyla will perform in duo format with Danny Bromley for this gig. 

The duo assigns a prominent role for helpmate and songwriting partner Danny Blomeley, and his virtuoso guitar-work has earned Danny a following in his own right.   Whether your favourite style is jazz or blues, this gig with Kyla and Danny is one for the diary. Early ticket bookings are more cost effective too!

The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Sky Blue (2009). Kyla first sang with Victor onstage at the Band on the Wall in Manchester in 1992. She joined his regular touring group the following year. The core of the Kyla Brox Band go back to this unit, nominally the Victor Brox Blues Train, but known informally as 'the child slavery band' because of the extreme youth of the players. As well as Kyla (13), the group contained bassist Danny Blomeley (13), and drummer Phil Considine (19).

In 2000, she accompanied her father on an extensive tour of Australia. Danny Blomeley had left the Blues Train two years earlier to travel the world, and promised to find Victor some dates in Australia. Kyla, now 20, found herself singing risque blues songs to hard men in mining camps in remote parts of the Australian outback!  Back in Manchester in 2001, Kyla and Danny formed a duo, occasionally augmented by old members of ‘the child slavery band’, and the line-up finally settled into the Kyla Brox Band - Kyla Brox (vocals, flute); Marshall Gill (guitar); Tony Marshall (saxophones); Danny Blomeley (bass) and Phil Considine (drums). The Kyla Brox Band started playing in North West pubs and clubs: the circuit that had once been the stomping ground of the Victor Brox Blues Train. Their performance at the Colne Blues Festival in 2002 established Kyla's reputation on the British blues scene.

Line-up:  Kyla Brox - vocals; Danny Bromley - guitar.

 
Jazz Jam

JAZZ JAM - At Holmes Mill

Thursday 15 November 2018 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB | Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE

Free Monthly Jazz Jam - 3rd Thursday Monthly - at Bowland Brewery/Holmes Mill, Clitheroe with resident band, Breaking Jazz, and Paul J Rigby Trio (alternately).

Jamming Session for any instrument - any experience - Stand in with the band, play your favourite tune, solo & improvise! Tell bandleader your tune/key via trish.ferrarin@gmail.com - helpful but not essential! More info? Try contacting info@rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Guests and jammers who will be instrumentalists or singers, or both, will have the chance to play with an experienced backline, sharing in the delivery of tunes, and performing one or two solos. Age and levels of experience are no barrier to having a go in a jazz jam session, especially with an experienced band lead by jazz musician and tutor, Trish Ferrarin, and there is no need for potential jammers to book a spot, just turn up on the night with your instrument, and let the band know you are there. It's helpful to let Trish Ferrarin or Paul J Rigby know your tunes in advance, and the key played in.

Jam sessions will go ahead in the Holmes Mill Engine Room where accoustics are excellent, with standing room available alongside tables that can be reserved online or via a short phone call. These sessions are being managed and programmed by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues. They are open to all who love live music. No only that, but Thursday evenings at Bowland Brewery are ‘new beer’ nights, presenting new ales brewed on site that are sure to be popular with members of CAMRA. Real ale buffs will also be able to join Bowland Beer Club, which entitles them to discount on ales not just at Bowland Brewery, but also at other places belonging to James Places.

Jazz Jam night

 
Ubunye

Ubunye + Food + Dancing + Party!

Saturday 8 December 2018 From 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Venue: SMSJ Old School Rooms, Lowergate, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 1AG | Tickets: Advance: £18 / Members £16 including food, dancing! | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website

Ubunye, a 7-piece band, play an inspirational blend of jazz, Isiggi - traditional Zulu music, and Afro-pop. Following a sell-out gig and a knockout performance at the Jazz Festival, the band returns to Clitheroe for our RVJ&B Christmas Party. 

Ubunye unites singers from Kwa Zulu, Natal in South Africa (now Huddersfield based-based) with gospel & RnB players from Yorkshire.

Imagine the raw power of African voices in harmony; the pounding rhythm of Africa blended with the explosive energy of a live band. This young and vibrant group of Zulu performers and seasoned musicians from UK reach back into the past to combine ancient tradition with contemporary flair.

The ticket includes a South African style curry with meat or veg options prior to the music and served from 7.30. When everyone’s full, we’ll clear the tables, start the rhythms and get dancing (bring Gumboots!) to the fabulous sounds of Ubunye. Expect a soulful goose-bump inducing experience!

 
Jazz Jam

JAZZ JAM - At Holmes Mill

Thursday 13 December 2018 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB | Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE

Free Monthly Jazz Jam - 3rd Thursday Monthly - at Bowland Brewery/Holmes Mill, Clitheroe with resident band, Breaking Jazz, and Paul J Rigby Trio (alternately).

Jamming Session for any instrument - any experience - Stand in with the band, play your favourite tune, solo & improvise! Tell bandleader your tune/key via trish.ferrarin@gmail.com - helpful but not essential! More info? Try contacting info@rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Guests and jammers who will be instrumentalists or singers, or both, will have the chance to play with an experienced backline, sharing in the delivery of tunes, and performing one or two solos. Age and levels of experience are no barrier to having a go in a jazz jam session, especially with an experienced band lead by jazz musician and tutor, Trish Ferrarin, and there is no need for potential jammers to book a spot, just turn up on the night with your instrument, and let the band know you are there. It's helpful to let Trish Ferrarin or Paul J Rigby know your tunes in advance, and the key played in.

Jam sessions will go ahead in the Holmes Mill Engine Room where accoustics are excellent, with standing room available alongside tables that can be reserved online or via a short phone call. These sessions are being managed and programmed by Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues. They are open to all who love live music. No only that, but Thursday evenings at Bowland Brewery are ‘new beer’ nights, presenting new ales brewed on site that are sure to be popular with members of CAMRA. Real ale buffs will also be able to join Bowland Beer Club, which entitles them to discount on ales not just at Bowland Brewery, but also at other places belonging to James Places.

Jazz Jam night

 
Jazz Collective

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band - Band Director: Paul J Rigby

Sunday 16 December 2018 From 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 | Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective returns to the Spread Eagle for a 2018 Christmas Special performance. This band is directed by Paul J Rigby, one of the most experienced band leaders in the North West, having completed 25 years leading the famous Northern Jazz Orchestra. This local big band’s rousing and entertaining performance will include traditional, modern  and famous big band tunes, probably including Tuxedo Junction and Mack the Knife in The Spread Eagle’s Abbey Suite. Sell out audiences at the Spread Eagle in 2016 & 2017 suggest booking early for this performance.

 

Artists correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
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JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017 SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
Clitheroe Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire County CouncilThe Grand, Cloudspotting, Jazz NorthUnistage, Dugdale Nutrition, Fatface, The Local Herald
Supported and Funded by Arts Council England