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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.

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Courtney Pine

Courtney Pine & the Inner City Ensemble

Saturday 24 February 2018 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: Adv Tickets: £16.50 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

Band on the Wall and friends present… Courtney Pine CBE. No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past 30+ years.

In 1986 his debut album ‘Journey to the Urge Within’ became the first serious jazz album ever to make the British Top 40 (significantly earning a Silver Disc), and the last two decades have seen him go on to achieve considerable International acclaim.

He has released 16 studio albums under his own name and is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading jazz musicians, constantly pushing the boundaries of the genre and remaining firmly at the cutting edge of the UK scene.

Read more at The Grand's website.

 
Willy Fluss & Frances Lee are Mood Indigo

Willy Fluss & Frances Lee are Mood Indigo

Sunday 25 February 2018 From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: The Emporium, Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1BE | Tickets: Book a Table on 01200 444174

Monthly ‘Roast & Jazz’ gigs

Willy Fluss & Frances Lee are Mood Indigo. Superb guitar & soulful vocals present American songbook classics, earth blues, groove based soul.

 
Django

Shades of Django

Sunday 4 March 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.

Shades of Django Quartet leader, Stuart Hampton-Reeves, celebrated the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in May. So well was it received that the band that specialises in Hot-Club style gypsy jazz has been invited 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.

 
Shireburn Arms

Jazz Junction Quartet

Thursday 8 March 2018 From 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: The Shireburn Arms Hotel, Whalley Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9QJ | Tel: 01254 826 678 Web: www.shireburnarmshotel.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Popular tunes from the Great American Songbook played by the very popular local band.

 
Ushaw

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | The Ushaw Ensemble

Friday 9 March 2018 From 5:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 | Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk | Tickets: Advance: £11 / Members £9 / Under 18’s £5 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

Supported by Jazz North

Northern Line artists the Ushaw Ensemble, led by pianist Paul Edis, come to Clitheroe to perform a piece that was originally commissioned by Durham Cathedral. Blending modern jazz with traditional folk sources, the piece is a rich tapestry of sounds reflecting vibrant narratives.

Line-up: Paul Edis (piano), Graeme Wilson (reeds), Graham Hardy (trumpet), Emma Fisk (violin), Andy May (Northumbrian pipes), Paul Susans (double bass), Rob Walker (percussion)

Food from 5pm to 7.30pm. This will be a table service event and so you will need to book for food to guarantee a table. Please call The Atrium on 01200 442630 to book and ask for menu details as it changes for each event. Draught Heineken, cold bottled beers, wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks available.

 
Jazz Jam

JAZZ JAM - At Holmes Mill

Thursday 15 March 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

 
Julie Edwards & Ed Barnwell

Julie Edwards & Ed Barnwell

Sunday 25 March 2018 From 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: The Emporium, Moor Lane, Clitheroe BB7 1BE | Tickets: Book a Table on 01200 444174

Monthly ‘Roast & Jazz’ gigs

Classy vocals and lively keyboard playing bring lively tunes for Emporium’s Sunday lunchtime crowd.

 
Latchepen

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Latchepen

Friday 6 April 2018 From 5:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 | Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk | Tickets: Advance: £11 / Members £9 / Under 18’s £5 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

Latchepen means happiness in the Romani Language, and we are happy to welcome back our old friend Matt Holborn with his London-based gypsy jazz quartet. Born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt, the band take themes from the Romani folk tradition to bebop and tailors them for the 21st century whilst preserving the essence: swing.

Line-up:  Matt Holborn (violin), Kourosh Kanani (guitar), Jeremie Coullon (guitar), Simon Read (bass).

www.latchepen.com/

 
Swing Commanders

Swing Commanders

Sunday 8 April 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.

Fund Raising Event for North West Air Ambulance.

The Spread Eagle welcomes the ever-popular Swing Commanders for a fund raising event aimed at supporting the North West Air Ambulance. Swing Commanders, a stunning, vibrant and versatile group, perform an exciting mix of 1940's classics, boogie woogie, western swing, and 50's jump jazz! Swinging music, dancing, beer, and food.

 

 
Eric Ainsworth

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor

Thursday 12 April 2018 From 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Venue: The Shireburn Arms Hotel, Whalley Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9QJ | Tel: 01254 826 678 Web: www.shireburnarmshotel.co.uk | Tickets: FREE but advisable to book a table if dining.

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor (trombone/vocals)  

Local legend Eric Ainsworth is a regular at Shireburn Arms Hotel - Eddie ‘Trombone’ Taylor will treat you to some husky vocals and cool trombone.

 
Jazz Jam

JAZZ JAM - At Holmes Mill

Thursday 19 April 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

 
Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival logo

JAZZ FESTIVAL | Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival - Opening Night

Thursday 3 May 2018 From 7:00pm, 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: Adv £12 / £10 members, Under 16s FREE | Book Now: from The Grand's website

Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues is delighted to have Alan Barnes and David Newton open the 2018 Ribble Valley International Jazz Festival.

It's a 5 day festival with the very best International & British jazz musicians with over 80 gigs, 500 performers on a Bank Holiday weekend.

Click here to find out more at our Jazz Festival site

 
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JAZZ FESTIVAL | Day 2 - Friday

Friday 4 May 2018 From 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Various Venues around Clitheroe

Clare Teal stars at The Grand.

Click here to find out more at our Jazz Festival site

 
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JAZZ FESTIVAL | Day 3 - Saturday

Saturday 5 May 2018 From 11:00am to 1:00am
Venue: Various Venues around Clitheroe

Saturday begins with the opening of the Street Party. Throughout the day the two marquees will have a continuous programme of entertaining musicians for all the family.

Click here to find out more at our Jazz Festival site

 
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JAZZ FESTIVAL | Day 4 - Sunday

Sunday 6 May 2018 From 11:30am to 11:59pm
Venue: Various Venues around Clitheroe

Sunday begins with bands on the outside stages at Holmes Mill.

Click here to find out more at our Jazz Festival site

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 6 May 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 eight 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 Lyn Fairbanks’ delightful vocals!

 
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JAZZ FESTIVAL | Day 5 - Bank Holiday Monday

Monday 7 May 2018 From 11:00am to 7:00pm
Venue: Various Venues around Clitheroe

More musicains and bands to start of this Bank Holiday Monday at Holmes Mill.

At the Grand the festival finale finishes with the Swingtime Big Band and Andy Prior.

Click here to find out more at our Jazz Festival site

 
Eric Lyn Eddie

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor & Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 3 June 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.

The Eric Ainsworth Trio is a regular at the Spread Eagle’s Sunday afternoon lunchtime jazz sessions. Eric on keyboard is a local legend with huge following from musicians & audiences. Special guests are always in Eric’s gigs! Eddie ‘Trombone’  Taylor will treat you to some husky vocals and cool trombone. Lyn Fairbank’s vocal will delight you.

 
Ed Kainyek and John Ellis

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | The John Ellis / Ed Kainyek Quartet

Friday 8 June 2018 From 5:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 | Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk | Tickets: Advance: £11 / Members £9 / Under 18’s £5 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

We welcome back two ever-popular north-west jazz musicians.

John Ellis brings his inimitable keyboard/vocal interpretation of popular songs - a purveyor of many styles, in and around jazz, John is a master of mood, whilst Ed Kainyek’s tenor sax has an eloquence and tone that is both expressive and relaxed. Wonderful for a summers evening at the Atrium.
Line-up: John Ellis (keys),  Ed Kainyek (tenor sax). (Rhythm section TBC)

 
Jazz Jam night

JAZZ JAM At Holmes Mill

Thursday 21 June 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

 
Julie Edward with Kevin Dearden

Julie Edward with Kevin Dearden

Sunday 1 July 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: Julie Edwards - vocals, Kevin Dearden - guitar.

Vocalist, Julie Edwards, and guitarist, Kevin Dearden are a very experienced and popular jazz duo who have worked extensively across the North of England as a duo, in trios and quartets, more recently at The Grand’s Jazz Cafe. As a duo they present their own interpretations of popular jazz standards, with songs delivered in style. Julie studied at Leeds College of Music, singing with the Duke Ellington Repertory Orchestra. Kevin studied on sax at Royal Northern College of Music, and made a transition to guitar 6 years ago.

 
Pannonica with Zoe Gilby

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Pannonica with Zoe Gilby

Friday 6 July 2018 From 5:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 | Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk | Tickets: Advance: £11 / Members £9 / Under 18’s £5 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

Newcastle's leading jazz vocalist returns to Clitheroe. In this project Zoe focuses on the work of one of her heroines, Carmen McRae, and in particular McRae’s fascination with the music of Thelonius Monk – titles like ‘Blue Monk’ and indeed ‘Pannonica’ will be to the fore. An interesting way of celebrating the work of a seminal figure in jazz history – or even two.

Line-up:  Zoe Gilby (vocals), Paul Edis (keys), Andy Champion (dbl bass), Richard Brown (drums)

www.zoegilby.co.uk/projects/pannonica/

Photo by: Ken Drew

Food from 5pm to 7.30pm. This will be a table service event and so you will need to book for food to guarantee a table. Please call The Atrium on 01200 442630 to book and ask for menu details as it changes for each event. Draught Heineken, cold bottled beers, wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks available.

 

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