• Great Nights

    Party at the Atrium at out Jazz Festival in early May this year. Don't miss out - we've booked some brilliant bands - get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

  • Street Jazz Festival

    On Saturday, 2nd May, is our incredible Street Festival including fabulous stalls and entertainments. Don't miss the morning Jazz Train from Manchester!

Monthly Gigs and Jazz Festival

The AtriumThe Atrium gigs 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.

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January
Thursday 22
From 6:28 pm

Eric Ainsworth Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets:

Eric AisnsworthOur new season gets underway with our resident Eric Ainsworth and his star quartet with Ken Marley (bass), Jimmy Scaife (drums), and special guests John Hallam and Eddie Taylor.

 

February
Sunday 1
From 1:30 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
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring Dominic Groves - sax/clarinet, Johnny Clapham - bass, Ken Hickey - drums, Kevin Morris - guitar (photo)

Rick Shaw & the Limehouse Laundry Boys are a West Yorkshire band eager to bring 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. To be sure, you will welcome this band’s debut in the bar at the Spread Eagle.

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

February
Friday 13
From 11:30 am

Mark Lewis Trio with Wilf Nuttall

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

Ed Lomax, piano; Mel Hatchman, bass; Derek Smith, drums; Wilf Nuttall, vibes.
One of Lancashire’s favourite groups perform with consummate professionalism and camaraderie.

Homemade salmon fish cakes served with garden peas and new potatoes.

February
Friday 13
From 7:00 pm

The Frank Flynn CDF Trio

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets:

Featuring Frank Flynn - keyboard, Chris Hodder - guitar, Dave Minshull drums.

A Frank Flynn special brings terrific jazz, with added and amusing all round entertainment. Frank is a vastly experienced virtuoso pianist who constantly impresses with his fine musical style, and added humour! His CDF Trio complements a fine team that will present their extensive experience playing a range of jazz standards to an equally experienced and fine audience.

Several of Frank’s friends will be on hand to make his session the usual immemorable experience!

February
Friday 20
From 11:30 am

Blackburn with Darwen Big Band

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

A one-off winter treat, led by musical director Paul Rigby, brings a set of jazz and swing standards to the stage. These young musicians have developed a wonderful reputation across the North West.

Homemade beef lasagne served with garlic bread and salad.

March
Sunday 1
From 1:30 pm

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor & Lyn Fairbanks

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 - keyboard, Ken Marley - double bass, Jimmy Scaife - drums, Eddie Taylor - trombone, Lyn Fairbanks - vocals.

The Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor are 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 and delightful vocals from Lyn Fairbanks the audience is sure of splendid music and entertainment!  You will hear fine jazz standards and a high quality performance from an experienced band. Few local bands are more popular than this jazzy Ribble Valley based team.

March
Friday 6
From 11:30 am

Eric Ainsworth Quartet with Loretta Scott

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

A week later than usual (due to Ribblesdale School show), Eric is back on the piano stool with Ken Marley (bass), Jimmy Scaife (drums) and special guests Gaynor Sutcliffe and singer Loretta Scott.

Warm beef and onion bap served with salad and crisps.

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

March
Thursday 12
From 7:00 pm

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable

Featuring Ed Lomax - keyboard, Mel Hatchman - bass, Derek Smith - drums, Wilf Nuttall - vibes, Lyn Fairbanks - vocals.
The Mark Lewis Trio is a popular local experienced band that presents fine music and great entertainment at Bayley Arms dinner jazz sessions. You will hear the best jazz standards from a band influenced by MJQ, George Shearing, Bill Evans, Horace Silver.

The Trio plays regularly in Clitheroe at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live sessions, and at Horwich RMI, and Ed has played at all five Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals.  A lively dinner jazz performance in prospect - plenty of repartee brought to a climax with wonderful tunes from vibes legend, Wilf Nuttall, and excellent vocals from Lyn Fairbanks.

March
Friday 13
From 11:30 am

Nicola Farnon Trio

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

Back by popular demand after their stunning debut last year! Nicola Farnon (double bass/vocals), Piero Tucci (piano/tenor sax), Phil Johnson (drums) Playing jazz and Latin standards.

Ashtons butter pie served with homemade beans and gravy.

March
Friday 20
From 11:30 am

Frank Flynn Trio

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

Frank Flynn (keyboard), Janice Flynn (bass / vocals), Derek Sutcliffe (drums/vocals). Esteemed husband and wife duo  are ably backed by Derek Sutcliffe for an effortlessly entertaining session.

Baked jacket potato filled with ham and cheese served with coleslaw and salad garnish.

March
Friday 27
From 11:30 am

Eric Ainsworth Quartet

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

Popular and diverse jazz standards from monthly resident group led by the accomplished Eric Ainsworth (piano), Ken Marley (bass), Jimmy Scaife (drums) and Andy Wallis (sax/clarinet).

Blackened fillet of salmon with pineapple salsa served with new potatoes and vegetables.

April
Sunday 5
From 1:30 pm

Teddy Taylor Trio

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 Teddy Taylor - keys, Ed Harrison - double bass, Andy Herne - guitar, Jo Lester - vocals.

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 something different and very appetising from the band’s gifted and experienced jazzmen. Listening to this band will be a fine way to spend a relaxing and enjoyable autumn afternoon whilst enjoying the Spread Eagle’s fine food and beer. Luncheon jazz & live music - What more could you want?

April
Friday 10
From 11:30 am

Paul Rigby Quartet

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: From the Grand

NJO big band leader Paul J Rigby brings together this more refined all-star quartet featuring Simon Goulding (bass), Andrew Gleave (piano/vocals), and Richard Halliwell (saxophones/flute).

Traditional Lancashire Hotpot served with pickled red cabbage.

April
Friday 10
From 7:00 pm

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.

Come to this exciting gig and find out about any last minute festival ticket offers!

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.

April
Friday 10
From 7:00 pm

Trish Ferrarin & Breakin’ Jazz

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable

Featuring Trish Ferrarin - keyboard, Paddy Higginson - sax, Ella Shaw - vocals, John Fuller - keys, Liz Nightingale - sax, Joe Westwood - bass/drums.

Trish Ferrarin, a vastly experienced pianist, performer, and jazz music tutor, trained at Leeds College of Music, brings a team of fine team of young, talented and experienced jazz musicians. In her fourth appearance at Bayley Arms we are confident of a fine session from the band.  Lively and accessible jazz will be the order of the day, following on from the previous gig in January.

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 Ghosh 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

May
Friday 1
From 1:30 pm

Dave Smith Sound with Eddie Taylor

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

A Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Gig! Featuring Dave Smith - organ, Eddie Taylor - trombone.

Dave Smith is a very experienced musician having worked for Roland in Japan. The keyboard he plays not only sounds like a Hammond organ, it looks like one and he built it himself! The sound can be likened to Jimmy Smith meets JJ Johnson. As part of the Jazz Festival programme Dave will be accompanied by Eddie Taylor on trombone. And they are working on an arrangement of Nessun Dorma!

May
Friday 1
From 8:00 pm

Soul Convicts

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: FREE

Line-up: Danny Finn - vocals, Paddy Higginson - alto sax, Lindsey Middleton & Liz Nightingale - tenor, Justin Chappell & Matt Clare - trumpet, Greg Harper - bass, Curtis Gould - guitar, Elliot Chapman - drums, Neil Cannings - keyboard

Soul Convicts, a 10 piece Lancashire based soul funk band, will be playing soul, disco, funk & pop, and making you dance the night away!   The Home Office said these guys have day-release for this gig as long as they play good tunes.   Expect Tears of a Clown, Twisting the Night Away, and maybe I Feel Good - Well they would feel good being the first band at the festival’s inaugural Soul Stage!

www.thesoulconvicts.co.uk

May
Sunday 3
From 1:30 pm

Sonny Intervals

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

A Ribble Valley Festival gig featuring Steve Hemsworth - guitar, Janet Style - vocals.

Local duo, Steve Hemsworth & Janet Style will be in the bar to make their Spread Eagle debut, having appeared in the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in May 2014. Steve & Jane will play a fine selection of jazz ballads and standards to soothe your Sunday afternoon enjoyment of the Spread Eagle at Sawley. Advisable to book a table.

May
Friday 8
From 7:00 pm

Jazz x 3 plus Jo Lester

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring Teddy Taylor - keyboard, Ed Harrison - double bass, Andy Herne - guitar, Jo Lester - vocals.

Pianist/arranger Ted Taylor has written a number of special arrangements especially for this Bayley Arms gig.  We can expect something different and very appetising from the band’s gifted and experienced jazzmen who will benefit from appearing with a wonderful vocalist in Jo Lester.  Listening to this band will be a fine way to spend a relaxing and enjoyable evening of springtime jazz - dinner jazz & live music!

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

June
Sunday 7
From 1:30 pm

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band

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 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 second appearance in the Abbey Suite, having played a range of Lancashire venues throughout the year. You will hear a rousing and entertaining performance to include famous old & new big band tunes - Tuxedo Junction, Mack the Knife, and a harmonious rendition of Me & My Shadow by Paul Rigby and Derek ‘Sinatra’ Nuttall!

June
Friday 12
From 7:00 pm

Eric Ainsworth with Lyn Fairbanks & Eddie Taylor

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: FREE, but table booking advisable if dining

Featuring Eric Ainsworth - keyboard, Ken Marley - double bass, Jimmy Scaife -drums, Eddie Taylor - trombone, Lyn Fairbanks - vocals.

Eric Ainsworth is a piano & keyboard legend having appeared at many Lancashire jazz venues over many years.  Eric and his guests are frequently booked for private functions including weddings and birthdays. He is a popular resident at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live Friday Jazz sessions in Clitheroe.  The Trio will delivery a fine evenings entertainment at the Bayley Arms dinner jazz sessions playing well known jazz standards.  Lyn Fairbanks adds a touch of class with a superb range of vocals, and Lyn will surely engage in a duet with Eric’s special guest, Eddie Taylor on trombone.

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.

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