Monthly Gigs and Jazz Festival

Please take a look at our forthcoming Jazz gigs and look out for our next Jazz Festival to be held over the May Bank Holiday weekend in 2016.

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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
Date: Friday 3 July, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

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

July
Sunday 5
From 2:00 pm

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor

Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Date: Sunday 5 July, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring Eric Ainsworth - keyboard, Ken Marley - double bass, Jimmy Scaife - drums and with Eddie Taylor - trombone
The Eric Ainsworth Trio is a popular band at the Spread Eagle’s Sunday afternoon lunchtime jazz sessions. Eric on keyboard is a local legend with huge following. With Eddie Taylor delivering on trombone the audience is sure of splendid music and entertainment! 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.

August
Sunday 2
From 2:00 pm

Teddy Taylor Trio

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

Featuring Teddy Taylor - keys, Ed Harrison - double bass, Andy Herne - guitar
Pianist/arranger Ted Taylor is a regular performer at gigs in Ribble Valley - a popular musician with Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues members. We can expect an appetising performance at the Spread Eagle’s Lunchtime Jazz session from some gifted and experienced jazzmen. Listening to this band will be a fine way to spend a relaxing and enjoyable summer afternoon whilst enjoying the Spread Eagle’s fine food and beer. Luncheon jazz & live music - What more could you want?

September
Friday 4
From 7:30 pm

The Simon Read Octet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Date: Friday 4 September, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Simon is a recent graduate of LCM and enjoys composing for a medium sized ensemble. Influences range from Julian Arguelles to Dave Holland.
The line-up includes two LCM tutors; Jamil Sheriff/Kevin Holbrough. Neil Yates will be standing in for Laura Jurd. Expect to hear lot's of buoyant, rich horn arrangements.
www.simonreadmusic.com

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September
Sunday 6
From 2:00 pm

Mark Lewis Trio with Wilf Nuttall

Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Date: Sunday 6 September, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring Ed Lomax - keyboard (Photo), Mel Hatchman - bass, Derek Smith - drums, Wilf Nuttall -vibes, Jo Lester - vocals
The Mark Lewis Trio is a popular local band presenting fine music and great entertainment at any of their jazz sessions. You will hear famous jazz standards from a band influenced by MJQ, George Shearing, Bill Evans, Horace Silver and which has played at Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals and regularly at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live Friday Jazz. This session will be enhanced by wonderful vibraphone based performance from vibes master, Wilf Nuttall, and excellent vocals from Jo Lester.

October
Friday 2
From 7:30 pm

The Aviators Ball

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Date: Friday 2 October, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Quartet of Manchester based musicians headed by Matt Owen on double bass. This is a unique project that will be using a projected back-drop. The title relates to a 1904 event in Manchester and the CD was co-produced by Kirsty Almeida, mixed by John Ellis.

Line-up: Matt Owen - bass, Rioghnach Connolly - vocals, Neil Yates - trumpet and John Ellis - piano. Expect elements of jazz/world/classical and folk music. Intriguing!
www.mattowens.co.uk

October
Sunday 4
From 2:00 pm

Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden

Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Date: Sunday 4 October, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Sunday 4th October - Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden
Featuring Julie Edwards - vocals, Kevin Dearden
Vocalist, Julie Edwards, and guitarist, Kevin Dearden are a very experienced & popular jazz duo who have worked extensively across the North of England, not only as a duo but also in trios and quartets. So far, in 2015 they have made an excellent impact at Ribble Valley and Ribchester music festivals with their own interpretations of many jazz standards. 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.

November
Sunday 1
From 2:00 pm

Rick Shaw and Limehouse Laundry Boys

Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Date: Sunday 1 November, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tickets:

Featuring Dominic Groves - sax/clarinet, Johnny Clapham - bass, Ken Hickey - drums, Kevin Morris - guitar
Rick Shaw & the Limehouse Laundry Boys are a West Yorkshire band bringing you classic songs from a golden age of jazz! Expect their unique versions of Night Train and Airmail Special alongside presentation of more modern numbers such as Green Dolphin Street. The band is becoming established favourites in Ribble Valley thanks to popular performances at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and The Grand’s Lunchtime Live. This is their second performance at the Spread Eagle.

November
Friday 6
From 7:30 pm

The Matt Holborn Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Date: Friday 6 November, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Matt will be bringing his violin for an evening of gypsy-jazz in the contemporary Parisian mold. The line-up will include the classic swing, two guitar, violin and double bass as standard.
Line-up: Matt Holborn - violin, Ben Danzig - rhythm guitar, Ben Mallen - lead guitar and Simon Read - bass. Matt blew us away at the 2013 festival so this is a very welcome return.
www.mattholborn.com

November
Friday 20
From 7:30 pm

The Partisans

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Date: Friday 20 November, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

This is a collaboration with 'More Music' allowing us to sample a top-notch touring band. Contemporary jazz with fusion elements, they will be performing material from their new CD 'SWAMP'.
Line-up: Phil Robson - guitar, Julian Siegal - Sax (they are the composers) but all improvise with equal enthusiasm with Thaddeus Kelly - bass and Gene Calderazzo - drums.
www.partisans.org.uk

December
Friday 11
From 7:30 pm

The Jeremy Sassoon Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Date: Friday 11 December, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.

Old friends Jeremy Sassoon quartet are back for the clubs Xmas party, and he'll be delving into jazz/blues/soul music in his own inimitable way. From Jimmy Witherspoon to Ray Charles to Paul Simon, expect the unexpected, but all with panache and warmth. A very entertaining and engaging way to end the year!

Line-up: Jeremy Sassoon - keyboard, Richard Hammond - bass, Franky Vaughan - drums, with the fourth member to be announced.
www.jeremysassoon.com

December
Sunday 13
From 2:00 pm

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band Christmas Special

Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web: www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Date: Sunday 13 December, From 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring band leader & director Paul J Rigby
Ribble Valley Jazz Collective is directed by Paul J Rigby, one of the most experienced band leaders and directors in the North West, having completed nearly 25 years leading the famous Northern Jazz Orchestra. This is the big band’s third appearance in the Abbey Suite, having played a range of Lancashire venues throughout the year. You will hear a rousing Christmas Special programme that should include famous old & new big band tunes - Lil Darlin’ and West Coast Blues and a harmonious rendition of Me & My Shadow by Paul Rigby and Derek ‘Sinatra’ Nuttall!

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