Jazz Club & Annual Jazz Festival

Our gig list for the rest of the year and into 2017.

In the meantime don't miss our weekly internet broadcast on Ribble FM. Wednesdays 8pm-10pm www.ribblefm.com

WHAT'S ON JAZZ GUIDE

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Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Wilf Nuttall and Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 4 September 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Ed Lomax - keyboard;  Derek Smith - drums; Mel Hatchman - bass, Lyn Fairbanks - vocals, Wilf Nuttall - vibes.

The Mark Lewis Trio is a popular local experienced band that presents fine music and great entertainment at any of their dinner jazz sessions. You will hear the best jazz standards from a band influenced by MJQ, George Shearing, Bill Evans, Horace Silver. The Mark Lewis Trio plays regularly in Clitheroe at The Grand, and has played at all six Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals since 2010. A lively dinner jazz performance is in prospect, along with plenty of repartee with a cosy audience in the Spread Eagle’s Abbey Room. The sessions will be enhanced by some excellent vocals from Lyn Fairbanks.

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Thursday 8 September 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

 
The Angry Men

CLUB GIG - The Angry Men + Support

Friday 9 September 2016 From 7:00am, Stage: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10, members £8, + on the door

Support comes from local lads/lasses RED HOT DROP and start time will hence be at 7.30pm.

The Angry Men were founded by electric bass player and Royal Academy of Music Jazz Course graduate Paul Robinson.

All professional musicians in their own right, The Angry Men have been all over the world playing a variety of music and with many many artists. However, they like nothing more than to get together and write and play Jazz Fusion.

Influenced by bands such as The Yellowjackets, Weather Report, The Pat Metheney Group and Herbie Hancock, The Angry Men pride themselves on writing tight grooves, complex yet beautiful harmonies and tuneful melodies.

A very welcome return for this Quintet from Liverpool, comprising of: Patrick Hurley on keyboards, Paul Cusick on electric guitar, Paul Robinson on bass, Jake Woodward on drums and Mike Smith on Saxaphones. All professional musicians in big demand, they play a contempory jazz fusion with influences ranging from Weather Report, Pat Metheney, Herbie Hancock and the Yellow Jackets. As with their previous appearance in Clitheroe, Gwilym Simcock may (though not guaranteed) put in a guest appearance.

THE BAND
Paul Robinson: Bass
Mike Smith: Sax
Jay Irving: Drums
Paul Cusick: Guitar
Patrick Hurley: Piano

Watch their new video here:
https://youtu.be/Zp8jusmCFEI

 
Western Valley Hot Club

Western Valley Hot Club

Friday 23 September 2016 From 1:00pm, Stage: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £7 Book now: from The Grand's website

Featuring: Gaynor Sutcliffe - lead Vocal, Violin, Piano, Accordion; Simon Brady - Lead Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin; Ray Walmsley - Double Bass.

Western Valley Hot Club has been a firm favourite with Lunchtime Live audiences. An appearance at Jazz Cafe will be well received. The trio is a highly talented entertaining band, playing Hotclub music, Jazz, and Western Swing, and have songs fitting all events, guaranteeing to leave audiences on a high every time.

 
Eric Ainsworth

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks & Eddie Taylor

Sunday 2 October 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Eric Ainsworth - keys, Ken Marley - double bass, Jimmy Scaife - drums,  Lyn Fairbanks - vocals, Eddie Taylor - trombone.
The Eric Ainsworth Trio is an established favourite at the Spread Eagle Hotel’s Sunday afternoon lunchtime jazz sessions. Eric has a huge following from musicians and audiences from around the North West. Special guests are always a feature. This time you will hear top class vocals from Lyn Fairbanks, and Eddie Taylor! You will hear fine jazz standards featured on Eric’s debut CD, and a high quality performance from an experienced band. Few local bands are more popular than this jazzy Ribble Valley based team.

 
Nicolas Meier

CLUB GIG - Nicolas Meier Quartet

Friday 7 October 2016 From 7:30pm, 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: £10, members £8, + on the door

One of the great originals of the vibrant UK jazz-scene, Meier fuses his love of Eastern, Flamenco, Tango within a contemporary jazz format and uses many indigenous stringed instruments in this pursuit. He has recently completed a tour as part of the iconic blues-man in Jeff Beck’s band.

 
Julie Edwards Kevin Dearden

Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden

Thursday 13 October 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden

 
Eric Ainsworth

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Friday 21 October 2016 From 1:00pm, Stage: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £7

Featuring: Eric Ainsworth - piano; Ken Marley - double bass; Jimmy Scaife - drums Lyn Fairbanks - vocals.

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks! A regular team at various events at The Grand - none more popular! With Eric on piano and Lyn on vocals the Jazz Cafe audience is guaranteed a high quality performance, presenting many familiar jazz standards of their own special style.

 
White Canvas

CLUB GIG - White Canvas

Friday 4 November 2016 From 7:30pm, 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: £10, members £8, + on the door

Barry Dallman – Piano
Andrew Hulme – Guitar
Grant Russell – Bass 
Adam Goldberg – Drums

The band was formed in 2012 by pianist and composer Barry Dallman as an outlet for his original compositions.  Having played and worked in jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk and folk bands throughout his career, Barry’s influences are eclectic and wide-ranging.  His compositions blend the harmony and improvisation of jazz with catchy tunes and head-nodding grooves.  As the author of the popular PlayJazz blog, Barry has often railed against the focus on complexity and technical facility found in some areas of modern jazz and his own music reflects a love of space, melody and dynamic contrast.

http://barrydallman.com/white-canvas/

 
Kevin Morris

Rick Shaw & Limehouse Laundry Boys

Sunday 6 November 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Ken Hickey - drums & vocals,  Kevin Morris - jazz guitar, Steve Devine - tenor sax, Johnny Clapham - bass.

Rick Shaw & the Limehouse Laundry Boys band is a regular at the Spread Eagle Hotel, and at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival. This West Yorkshire band will bring you classic songs from a golden age of jazz!  You will experience their own versions and many jazz standards including established favourite, Night Train, along with presentation of more modern numbers such as Green Dolphin Street. Come and relax into two hours of fine food and jazz!

 
Trish Ferrarin Breakin' Jazz

Breaking Jazz with Trish Ferrarin

Thursday 10 November 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Breaking Jazz with Trish Ferrarin

 
Julie Edwards Kevin Dearden

Julie Edwards Quartet

Friday 2 December 2016 From 1:00pm, Stage: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £7

Featuring: Julie Edwards - vocals, Kevin Dearden - guitar, Ed Barnwell - piano, Ed Kainyek - sax

Julie Edwards Quartet made a huge impact to a large audience at the Atrium during the 2015 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, and now head up Jazz Cafe’s Christmas event following on from their last appearance at Lunchtime Live in 2015. Julie & Kevin are a frequent duo at local hotels, but this time the band mix has the potent addition of Ed Barnwell’s lively piano, and Ed Kainyek’s sumptuous sax.

Anticipate an exceptional gig!

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Thursday 8 December 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

 
Tipitina

CLUB GIG - Tipitina

Friday 9 December 2016 From 7:30pm, 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: £10, members £8, + on the door

Info soon!

 
Jazz Collective

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band

Sunday 11 December 2016 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 table booking advisable if dining.

Featuring: Paul Rigby - Band Director.

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band returns to the Spread Eagle for a Christmas Concert. The band, directed by Paul J Rigby, is of the most experienced band leaders and directors in the North West, having completed 25 years leading the famous Northern Jazz Orchestra. The Collective performs at a range of Lancashire venues several times a year. You will hear a rousing and entertaining performance including famous, old and new big band tunes, including Tuxedo Junction, Mack the Knife, and a harmonious rendition of Me & My Shadow by Paul Rigby and Derek ‘Sinatra’ Nuttall

 
Seamus Blake

CLUB GIG - Seamus Blake Quartet

Friday 3 February 2017 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10, members £8, + on the door

Seamus Blake Quartet is a New York based Canadian sax player.

"Blake, is a powerful player possessing that rare ability to develop lengthy solos that are both visceral and cerebral. Few artists are capable of delivering near-perfection every time but Blake is one of them, with nary a misstep here and a consistent ability to create a clear narrative with every solo."

www.seamusblake.com

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JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
Clitheroe Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire County CouncilThe Grand, Cloudspotting, Jazz NorthUnistage, Taylor Wimpey, Cycle RecycledRibble Valley Homes, Dugdale Nutrition Rosemere Cancer Foundation
Supported and Funded by Arts Council England