All the Jazz Club Gigs

WHAT'S ON JAZZ GUIDE

We have our monthly club gigs (highlighted in blue) and 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.

Django

Shades of Django

Sunday 5 November 2017 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 EVENT but table booking advisable.

Featuring: Professor Stuart Hampton Reeves - guitar; Paul Murphy - rhythm guitar; John Wilton - double bass; James Goodwin-Hudson - lead guitar
Shades of Django Quartet leader, Stuart Hampton-Reeves, presented an illustrated performance celebrating 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 9 November 2017 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 EVENT but table booking advisable.

Line-up: Dave Bradshaw - guitar, Ian Helvestyn - keyboard, Chris McCowen - bass, Shaun Heffernan - drums and vocals

A band celebrating the classic jazz quartet line-up, Jazz Junction play 'modern Jazz with a contemporary twist'. They particularly enjoy playing music with an Afro-Cuban flavour using bossa nova rhythms, as well as improvising on time-honoured jazz standards.

 
Holmes Mill Clitheroe

JAZZ JAM - Paul Rigby Trio

Thursday 16 November 2017 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB
Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE EVENT but best to book a table if dining.

Musicians can just turn up and tell the band you are there, but advance notice of tunes and the key helps (email trishferrarin@gmail.com or pjrigby40@gmail.com).  

Entertaining for musicians and audiences alike, these sessions in Holmes Mill's Engine Room are proving popular so advance table booking essential if eating.

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.

 
The Dave O’Higgins Quartet

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | The Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Friday 24 November 2017 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: £12 / Members £10 / U18s £5 - On the door £13 / Members £11 / U18s £5 | Book now: from The Grand's website

Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, will play some of the most swinging music you will hear today. Straight ahead jazz firmly in the harmonic and melodic tradition, Dave has worked with an array of top musicians including Jason Rebello, Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum and Darius Brubeck.

Dave OHiggins, born 1964 in Birmingham, England to Irish / Mexican father and English mother. Having studied music at The City University in London, Dave’s first big breaks were with John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and Icelandic jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte.

As well as the solo projects, Dave is a busy guest soloist across the globe, runs a small jazz recording studio, and teaches at the London College of Creative Media.

Appearing with Dave are:

Geoff Gascoyne on bass: one of the UK's most in demand bass player/composer/arranger/producer/ educators. In a 25 year career he has performed and recorded with Michel Legrand, Georgie Fame, Sting, Van Morrison, Bill Bruford, Peter King, Benny Golson and Jamie Cullum, with whom he was bassist, MD and arranger for 7 years. Geoff has also released 8 CDs as a band leader, produced albums by Jacqui Dankworth and Josh Kyle and teaches at LCCM. Geoff has just released his first iPhone application, Jazz Session Band, a loop based jazz play-along.

Dutch drummer, Sebastiaan de Krom, studied at Berklee School of Music and lives between London & Belgium. He was with Jamie Cullum at the same time as Geoff and there they struck a terrific rapport. He tours with Ray Gelato and is one of the most in demand jazz drummers in Europe.

Pianist Graham Harvey studied music at Denver University, and is currently busy with Stacey Kent. He was MD of the funk group, Incognito, at the time they had their biggest hits (Positivity, Tribes Vibes and Scribes) and has also toured with George Benson.

Expect a mixture of originals and standards from the latest recording, ‘It’s Always 9.30 in Zog’. Enough said!

Line-up: Dave O’Higgins - tenor & soprano saxes; Sebastiaan de Krom - drums;  Geoff Gascoyne - bass; Graham Harvey - piano/keys.

www.daveohiggins.com

“A stunning player in the neo-bop vein, with an apparently effortless flow of coherent ideas, beautiful time and a highly developed harmonic sense.” JAZZ GUIDE.

“His professional presentation was an object lesson to the amateurishness of local players.  His musicianship seemed boundless. Like his friend Martin Taylor did last year to our guitarists, Dave O’Higgins did to our sax players – gave them new and exciting challenges. And gave us mere listeners an exceptional night.” ADELAIDE ADVERTISER, AUSTRALIA.

“O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out.” The OBSERVER.

Food from 5pm to 7.30pm. Please call The Atrium on 01200 442630 to book your table and to ask for menu details as it changes for each event. Draught Heineken and cold bottled beers, wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks available.

 
 Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Sunday 3 December 2017 From 2:00pm to 4:43pm
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk | Tickets: FREE EVENT but table booking advisable.

Featuring: Paul Rigby - Band Director & Leader of Northern Jazz Orchestra.   
Ribble Valley Jazz Collective has been presenting a fine portfolio of famous big band tunes to audiences across East Lancashire to splendid applause! The band returns to the Spread Eagle for a Christmas Special which will give you a rousing and entertaining performance, laced with solos, and likely to include renditions of Tuxedo Junction and Mack the Knife. Reserve a table for afternoon dinner and jazz in good time. The band’s performance last Christmas was fully booked.

 
James Morton Quartet

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | James Morton Quartet

Friday 8 December 2017 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 / U18s £5 - On the door £12 / Members £10 / U18s £5 | Book now: from The Grand's website

James Morton - one of the most exciting saxophone players of his generation. After his critically acclaimed release Don’t You Worry ‘Bout That (2010) by James Morton’s Porkchop, his highly anticipated solo album The Kid was released in June 2016 with an all-star line up, including a four-piece horn section and an array of special guests including Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Ollie Teeba (The Herbaliser), Ian Mathews (Kasabian) and The Easy Access Horns (The Herbaliser).

The album’s title owes itself to James’ nickname, “The Kid”, which was earned after playing the clubs, venues and festivals in and around Southern England from the age of twelve. As a teenager he was heavily influenced by the funk music of James Brown, hip-hop and jazz and it is these influences – not to mention the presence of his biggest mentors on the album – that he brings together on The Kid, making it an exciting funky, soulful, gospel tinged album. The Kid features all original material, and is, for the most part instrumental, driven by grooving funk beats. Tracks such as Do Dat, Stand Up and The Swerve fall very much into JB’s territory, while Step Up brings in some different textures through vocalist Alex Johansen. The Hymn then takes things down to a more soulful groove with the Soul Collective Gospel Choir. Andy Sheppard, who has been a major mentor, features on If They Only Knew, a track James specifically wrote for him. By bringing all his key mentors and influences – Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Andy Sheppard – together, the album becomes a storyboard for his career, charting his musical journey from where he began, to where he is now. And it’s quite an achievement!

These days, James regularly plays with his idols – he has worked extensively (15 years) with Pee-Wee Ellis and recently recorded (and performed) with Fred Wesley and The New JB’s. He is also a member of British hip-hop legends The Herbaliser who he continues to tour and collaborate with. His unique lyrical and rhythmic style, which allows him to directly “speak” to his audience, conveys a strong sense of emotion that really connects with people and is what makes him such a special – and in demand – player.

Throughout his career James has worked with some of the world’s best known and exciting artists, including Kasabian, Raphael Saadiq, Pendulum, George Clinton, Tony Allen, Roni Size, Angelique Kidjo, Carleen Anderson, Jazz Jamaica and Fred Wesley and The New JB’s, to name a few. Most recently he worked as part of NPG Hornz playing with Liv Warfield and other members from Prince’s band and in 2014 he was appointed Ambassador of Music for his home town, Bristol.

www.jamesmortonsax.com

Food from 5pm to 7.30pm. Please call The Atrium on 01200 442630 to book your table and to ask for menu details as it changes for each event. Draught Heineken and cold bottled beers, wine, fresh coffee and soft drinks available.

 
Ed Lomax - Mark Lewis Trio

Ed Lomax - Mark Lewis Trio

Thursday 14 December 2017 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 EVENT but table booking advisable.

Details soon.

 
Holmes Mill Clitheroe

JAZZ JAM - Trish Ferrarin Breaking Jazz Quartet

Thursday 14 December 2017 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe BB7 1EB
Web: www.holmesmill.co.uk | Tickets: FREE EVENT but best to book a table if dining.

Musicians can just turn up and tell the band you are there, but advance notice of tunes and the key helps (email trishferrarin@gmail.com or pjrigby40@gmail.com).  

Entertaining for musicians and audiences alike, these sessions in Holmes Mill's Engine Room are proving popular so advance table booking essential if eating.

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.

 

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