Jazz Festival 2016

What a BRILLIANT Festival! The audiences had to endure rain, wind, hail and snow but with the fabulous work of all our volunteers, venues were changed and the sun came through!

The Sunday and Monday Picnic in the Park Bandstand gigs were moved into the warmth of St Michael & St John's Social Centre on Lowergate in Clitheroe. Many thanks to all the staff who helped make it all possible at such short notice.

WHAT'S ON JAZZ GUIDE

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Riognhach Connolly

Riognhach Connolly with Henry Botham

Thursday 26 May 2016 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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.

Henry Botham - keyboard; Riognhach Connolly - vocals.

Riognhach sings lowdown, dirty jazz and blues with Henry, a bluesman on keys. The repertoire ranges from such diverse and timeless sources as the Boswell Sisters, Paul Robeson and Bessie Smith to more modern artists such as Dr John and Jools Holland.

 
Lunchtime Live

Friday Lunchtime Live

Friday 27 May 2016 From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £12 Book now: from The Grand's website

We wrap up this season of Lunchtime Live concerts with some classy standards from the Mark Lewis trio, otherwise known as Ed Lomax (piano), Derek Smith (drums) and Mel Hatchman (bass), with special guests Wilf Nuttall (vibes) and singer Lyn Fairbanks

Menu
Soup: Pea and Ham Hock or,
Hot Sandwich: Braised Steak and Onions or,
Baked Potato with Char Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables (v)
Please let us know when ordering if you have any allergies and or special dietary requirements.

 
Omar Puente

The Omar Puente Quartet (A Post-Festival Gig)

Friday 3 June 2016 From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £12 - £10 Jazz Club members Book now: from The Grand's website

Omar Puente comes to Clitheroe in June for a Post Festival celebration gig! Omar is an exciting Cuban violinist of some repute, with a very impressive track record in jazz, including sometime collaborator with Courtney Pine and the Jazz Warriors, and numerous high profile appearances in festivals and on TV. A highly engaging musician, Omar is much sought after, and he comes to Clitheroe with an impressive line-up in his quartet!

Combining classical instruments with his Cuban roots, Puente's quartet brings a unique combination of sounds and styles for all tastes and ages, delivered in Puente's engaging style. Since arriving in England almost 20 years ago, Puente has maintained close links with both traditional Cuban music and classical genres as well as jazz, having collaborated with the likes of Jools Holland and John Williams, along with a number of renowned Latin artists including Ruben Gonzales and the Afro Cuban Allstars. Following the success of his debut solo album From There to Here, which was produced by acclaimed saxophonist Courtney Pine, this concert will see Puente perform music from his new album Best Foot Forward.

www.omarpuente.com

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 5 June 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.

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

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’s Lunchtime Live sessions, 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

 
Matt Wells

The Matt Wells 3

Thursday 9 June 2016 From 7:30pm to 10:00pm
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.

Line-up:  Matt Wells - lead guitar; James Cruickshank - tenor sax; Norman Helm - bass guitar.

The Matt Wells 3 who present a unique and relaxing line-up of two guitars and tenor sax, are well known in the Preston area. They like to be known as a Real Book band! 

 
Zoe Gilby

The Zoe Gilby Quartet

Friday 1 July 2016 From 7:30pm, 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: £10, members £8, + on the door Book now: from The Grand

Newcastle's leading jazz vocalist returns to Clitheroe for a 3rd time by popular demand, performing a repertoire of contemporary interpretations (including Pink Floyd and Kate Bush) plus some sophisticated originals. Great for a summer evening!

Full line-up: Zoe Gilby (vocals), Andy Champion (double bass), Mark Williams (guitar), Richard Brown (drums).

 

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