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Gigs & Jazz Festival 2015

The AtriumThe Atrium gigs (in blue) are our main monthly club gigs, so come along, join in and listen to the best live jazz music in Lancashire. Tickets available on the door or at www.wegottickets.com

We also organise a number of jazz events around the Clitheroe area, in pubs, restaurants and hotels as well as the Friday Lunchtime Live gigs at The Grand.

• Jazz Festival 2015 gigs will be posted here from January.


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January
Friday 9
From 7:30 pm

Zoe Gilby Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Zoe GilbyZoe Gilby - Vocals, Mark Williams - Guitar, Andy Champion - dbl bass and Richard Brown - Drums.

Newcastle's leading jazz vocalist performs a repertoire of wide-ranging contemporary songs including from Tom Watts and Kate Bush and also some originals. Zoe is a breezy, down to earth individual, full of stories and anecdotes from her native North East. Her partner Andy, played Clitheroe early in 2014 (ACV) to much acclaim.

www.zoegilby.co.uk

Supported by Jazz North

February
Friday 6
From 7:30 pm

The Wagon Train

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Wagon TrainBilly Buckley - Guitar/Lap Steel, John Ellis - Keys, Matt Owen - dble Bass and Eryl Roberts - Drums.

Wagon Train are a Country/Blues outfit very popular in Manchester. Expect steel and dobro guitars from gifted Americana musician, Billy Buckley, and material suggestive of Spaghetti Westerns, Hank Marvin, and James Burton (E Presley's guitarist) among others.

Billy has also been in demand as a session musician in Memphis and Nashville, and the 2009 CD “Damnation Twist” has a strong original US Flavour.

www.myspace.com/thewagontrain

March
Friday 6
From 7:30 pm

Sirkis / Bialas International Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Sirki BialasAsaf Sirkis – Drums/compositions, Sylwia Bialas – Vocals/compositions, Frank Harrison – Piano/keys and Patrick Bettison – Bass/Chromatic Harmonica.

This is a contemorary Electro-Acoustic collaboration between Asaf (Lighthouse Trio) and Polish vocalist Sywia Bialis. Expect soulful melodies, atmospheric sounds with strong grooves, utilising some uncommon (jazz) instruments! Influences range from contemporary classical, Polish folk, South Indian and Middle Eastern sources; from ballads to high-energy electric delivery. The new CD “Come to Me” is released in November 2014.

www.youtube.com

April
Friday 10
From 7:00 am

Arun Ghosh

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £12.50 - Affinity Card and RVJ&B Members £11.50, available from The Grand.

Arun GhoshPre-festival gig with the Arun Ghosh Quartet.

Arun Gosh – clarinet, Liran Don – double bass, John Ellis – keyboards and Dave Walsh – drums.

Door: 7.00 On Stage: 7.45

Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and living in London,Ghosh's musical style represents his rich cultural heritage. The clarinettist and composer is a leading light on UK and a healthy dose of rock'n' roll spirit and was awarded 'Jazz Instrumentalist Of The Year' at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2014.

April's show is Ghosh's first in the area. His band will be performing music from his three acclaimed albums, Northern Namaste, Primal Odyssey and A South Asian Suite, alongside new material and some well loved and unexpected covers.

Sufi Stomp (Soul of Sindh) – from the album "A South Asian Suite".
https://soundcloud.com/arunghosh/sufistomp

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues, in association with the Grand Theatre.

May
Friday 1
From 12:00 pm

Jazz Festival 2015

Venue: To be confirmed
Tickets:

Here's our provisional line-up for the Festival in May:

Stacey Kent Trio, Andy Sheppard Quartet, Soweto Kinch Trio,  Arun Gosh Quartet, Alan Skidmore Quintet, Northern Jazz Orchestra with Georgina, Jackson, Alex Bone Trio, Dread Supreme, Baked a la Ska, Unfurl, John Ellis Trio, The Angry Men.

There's lots more performers, bands and entertainment booked in the fringe events and we'll let you know soon what the full programmes will be.

Stacy Kent tickets can be bought now at www.thegrandvenue.co.uk

Jazz Fest 2015

June
Friday 5
From 7:30 pm

The Angry Men Quintet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Angry MenMike Smith - Saxophones, Paul Cusick - Guitars, Patrick Hurley - Keyboard, Paul Robinson - Electric Bass and Jonathan Irving - Drums.

...are a light and breezy contemporary jazz outfit led by Paul Robinson, and with the classic sax,guitar,keyboard front-line. The CD “Balancing Act” is a well produced debut album, showcasing all talents equally, but with a strong melodic structure underpinning the improvisation.

www.facebook.com/TheAngryMen
www.youtube.com/angrymenband
twitter@angrymenband

July
Friday 3
From 7:30 pm

Nicola Farnon Trio

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Nicola Farnon TrioA very welcome return to Clitheroe of the Nicola Farnon Trio,
featuring the visually dynamic Nicola on Double Bass and vocals. Ably supported by Phil Johnson on drums and Piero Tucci on piano and tenor sax, a most unusual combination in jazz.

This entertaining trio deliver jazz and Latin standards with great authority whilst injecting new life into old favourites. As Nicola says “You're getting five musicians for the price of three.”

Perfect for a Summer's evening at the Atrium!

www.nicolafarnonmusic.com

 

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

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues and its Festival, RVJF, is independent, run by committee, and dependent on income from the audience. In keeping with our policy of helping local youth jazz, the support bands will either feature musicians from local schools or from our jammin’ sessions.

Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Ltd is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Company No: 7325147 Charity No: 1138083

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