All the Jazz Club Gigs

 

Teddy Taylor Trio

Teddy Taylor Trio

Sunday 1 March 2020   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 booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Teddy Taylor - keys; Ed Harrison - double bass; Andy Hulme - guitar.

The Teddy Taylor Trio is a very experienced team of talented musicians.Teddy is an engaging keyboard / piano player with a jazz history of around 50 years! He is well supported by two very competent and well established northern professionals who play regularly with high profile bands. A fine way to relax, listen to some great musicians and melodies, and enjoy a sunday lunch. Please book early!

 
Robin Sunflower Toots Theilman tribute

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Robin Sunflower 'Toots Theilman' tribute

Friday 6 March 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Clitheroe Rugby Club, Littlemoor Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EW Tel: 01200 422261 | Tickets: £12/£10 members, under 18s £5 | Book Now: Available soon

Harmonica wizard Sunflower started playing the harmonica in the 80s, joining legendary bluesman Victor Brox (see him here on the 10 July!) gigging extensively throughout the UK. In the early 90s he made the transition to chromatic harmonica after hearing the amazing playing of Belgian maestro Toots Thielemans.

By way of recognising this, each year since 2011 Robin has convened a band to play Thielemans’ repertoire. If you don’t know the player, you’ll certainly have heard his playing – think ‘Midnight Cowboy’ and ’Sesame Street’. Thielemans’ first major gigs were with Benny Goodman in 1949; he went on to play with George Shearing, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Oscar Peterson & Pat Metheny and with pop acts such as Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Julian Lennon. A man at the top of his game for over six decades, he retired from public performance in 2013. He died in August 2016 at the age of 94.

Line-up: Robin Sunflower-chromatic harmonica/ John Ellis-keys/ Gavin Barras-dbl bass/ Danny Ward-drums.

 

 
SEED Ensemble

SEED Ensemble

Tuesday 17 March 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 | Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk | Tickets: From: £12.50 Adv | Book Now: from The Grand's website

SEED Ensemble is a Mercury Award-nominated 10-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.
 
The band presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila-Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko) and guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Maisha).

Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the track Afronaut (feat. XANA) which won the Ivors Academy Award 2018 (formerly known as BASCA, British Composer Award) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.
 
SEED Ensemble

 
Trish Ferrarin

Trish Ferrarin’s ‘Women in Jazz’

Sunday 5 April 2020   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 booking advisable if dining.

SPECIAL NEW DINNER JAZZ EVENT! 

Trish Ferrarin Trio plays popular jazz tunes - with even more zip added by several members of Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues’ “Women in Jazz” team - Going to be a dynamic event!

(Eric Ainsworth Trio & Guest now at 2pm Sunday 5th July.)

 
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival 2020 Clitheroe

JAZZ FESTIVAL | Freedom Pass DISCOUNT!

Friday 1 May 2020 - Sunday 3 May 2020  
Venue: Various Venues around Clitheroe | Tickets: Lots of Ticketed and Free Events | Book Now: Sign up to our newsletter here to get announcements and discounts

Freedom Passes!

*A limited amount of ‘Freedom’ tickets – costing £85 for adults and £70 for members – are on sale now via The Grand's website.

Get access to all the ticketed shows across four days. This is an unbelievable bargain that we are offering to all our members and supporters. If you've never been to our festival - give us a try - you too can snap up this offer.

The overall saving is around £50!

Click here to buy

Ribble Valley Jazz Festival 2020 Clitheroe

 
Sades of Django

Shades of Django

Sunday 3 May 2020   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 booking advisable if dining.

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

Here is the Shades of Django band, a free gig as part of the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. This Gypsy Jazz Band celebrated the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt at the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and the Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival in 2019. 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.

 
The Staccatos

The Staccatos

Sunday 7 June 2020   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 booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Dennis Morgan - guitar; Lyn Fairbanks - Vocals; Laurie Agnew - drums; Peter Willmott - double bass; Matthew Compton - keyboard.

The Staccatos, formed in 2007 by jazz guitarist Den Morgan and popular singer, Lyn Fairbanks proved to be favourites on the Cheshire jazz scene. A few years later The Staccatos has reformed with the original rhythm section still in place comprising three professional classical music players who are still members of the BBC Northern Philharmonic Orchestra (NPO). They prefer throw off classical constraints to play jazz in their spare time! TheStacctos will be playing & singing tasteful jazz standards, original compositions and occasional bursts of Hot Club Django style tunes. This classy act features the delightful singing of Lyn Fairbanks, jazz guitar of Den Morgan, and a stylish rhythm section.

 
Gaz Hughes septet

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | The Gaz Hughes Septet

Friday 12 June 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 | Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk | Tickets: £15 non-members £13 concessionary price to members. | Book Now: Available soon.

Drummer Gaz Hughes brings his impressive septet to Clitheroe as a tribute to the seminal band, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers of the 60s/70s. Expect high quality acoustic jazz promoting Gaz Hughes 1st CD as bandleader and featuring: Alan Barnes-sax/Dean Masser-sax/Bruce Adams-trumpet/Andrezej Baranek-piano/Ed Harrison-bass and Gaz on drums.

 
Eric Ainsworth

Eric Ainsworth Trio & Guest

Sunday 5 July 2020   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 booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Eric Ainsworth - keys; Jimmy Scaife - drums; Ken Marley - Double bass.

Eric Ainsworth Trio returns to Sunday lunchtime jazz sessions with his very special team comprising Ken Marley & Jimmy Scaife. This splendid line-up that will deliver some classic jazz tunes in style. Eric, a jazz legend, has been playing regularly at the Spread Eagle. Along with special guests he always delivers a fine jazz programme that jazz fans won't want to miss. And you can catch the band at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival on first weekend in May 2020.

 
Victor Brox band

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Victor Brox Trio (Blues/RnB)

Friday 10 July 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Clitheroe Rugby Club, Littlemoor Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EW Tel: 01200 422261 | Tickets: £12/£10 members, under 18s £5 | Book Now: Available soon.

Victor Brox Trio, featuring: Victor-keys, guitar and trumpet/Clive ‘Blues Boy’ Mellor-harmonica and Bo Lee-bass.

Something of a blues legend in the UK, Victor has enjoyed playing with many of the ‘greats’ during the blues boom revival of the 60s and later. This role-call is impressive, though Victor is primarily known for his work with Ansley Dunbar’s Retaliation. He is of course also father to another contemporary blues singer, Kyla!

 

Artists correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Google+