• 8th December - Xmas Party!

    Bring your friends, work colleagues or group for a fabulous night with food drink and dancing to the amazing sounds of Ubunye!

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Ubunye + Food + Dancing + Christmas 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! Please book in advance and reserve your seats - details below... | Book Now: 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

Please buy tickets in advance so we know how many to cater for and to reserve seats or a whole table of 10. Then email sarah@rvjazzandblues.co.uk with your group size and veg/meat option and we’ll reserve your seats on a candlelit table.

Members please phone or book at The Grand's ticket office.

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 - see Youtube!) to the fabulous sounds of Ubunye. Expect a soulful goose-bump inducing experience!

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.

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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