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Gigs & Jazz Festival 2015

We organise a number of Jazz events around the Clitheroe area in pubs, restaurants and hotels as well as our regular main monthly gigs at the Atrium.

Tickets for the Atrium gigs (in blue) are available on the door or at www.wegottickets.com

Jazz Festival 2015 gigs will be posted here from January.

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August
Sunday 3
at 2:00 PM

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Date: Sunday 3 August at 2:00 PM
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Featuring Eric Ainsworth (keyboard), Ken Marley (double bass), Jimmy Scaife (drums), Lyn Fairbanks (vocals).

Who better than The Eric Ainsworth Trio and Lyn Fairbanks to launch the Spread Eagle’s Sunday afternoon jazz sessions? Eric on piano and keyboard is a local legend with huge following particularly at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live sessions! And with Lyn Fairbanks on vocals delivering a superb range songs, a new audience is sure of a splendid afternoon’s music and entertainment!  You can be sure that you will hear some fine jazz standards and a high quality performance from a very experienced jazz musicians. Few local bands are more popular than this Ribble Valley based team.

August
Friday 8
at 7:00 PM

Jazz x 3 plus Jo Lester

Date: Friday 8 August at 7:00 PM
Venue: Bayleys Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB Tel: 01254 826478 www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: Free Jazz, Fine Food, & Great Beer at the Bayley Arms.

Featuring Teddy Taylor (keyboard), Ed Harrison (double bass), Ed Harrison (double bass), Andy Herne (guitar) and 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 summer evening - dinner jazz & live music! 

August
Saturday 9
at 1:00 PM

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Date: Saturday 9 August at 1:00 PM
Venue: Various venues - see below for details.
Tickets: Free

1pm to 2pm - Clitheroe Food Festival - King Street
3pm to 4pm - Atrium Cafe Bar - Clitheroe Castle Grounds

August
Saturday 9
at 3:00 PM

Sweet Georgia Blue

Date: Saturday 9 August at 3:00 PM
Venue: The Old Post House Hotel, 44-48 King St, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2EU Tel: 01200 422025 Email: rooms@oldposthousehotelclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: FREE

Sweet Georgia Blue are a superb guitar/vocal duo playing a selection of well known standards. Regulars at the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival, they have a reputation for their great sound.

This afternoon special is bound to be popular and very entertaining so why not drop in for late lunch or afternoon tea!

Sweet Georgia Blue

August
Friday 15
at 8:00 PM

Lyn Fairbanks

Date: Friday 15 August at 8:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell's Cafe Bar, King Street, Clitheroe BB7 2EU Tel: 01200 443906 Web: www.maxwellscafebar.co.uk
Tickets: Free. Friday evening live jazz music, food and wine!

Lyn Fairbanks - vocals with Den Morgan - guitar, Ed Lomax - keyboard.

Lyn Fairbanks is a very popular and delightful North West jazz vocalist who is a regular at numerous venues in the area. She often sings with Eric Ainsworth Trio and Mark Lewis Trio  at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live and at both the Ribble Valley and Southport Jazz Festivals.

Lyn will bring a fine array of stunning standards and fine vocals to Maxwell's this time accompanied by Den Morgan on guitar and Ed Lomax on keyboard.

August
Saturday 16
at 7:30 PM

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Date: Saturday 16 August at 7:30 PM
Venue: Various venues - see below for details.
Tickets: Free

The Boat Yard Inn,  Riley Green, Preston

September
Friday 5
at 8:00 PM

The Jazz Worriers

Date: Friday 5 September at 8:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

The Jazz Worriers

"The Jazz Worriers" who are subsidised by Jazz North. They are a mainstream quintet led by Dean Masser and Neil Yates (Sax and trumpet respectively) with a standard rhythm section, comprising of piano/bass/drums. Neil appears to write most of their material; the tone being relaxed and modern.

Given the experience of these two great jazz soloists, we are sure of an entertaining evening.

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Owing to the difficulty by Lucas Orevec's management to secure a financially viable tour this Sept; he has unfortunately had to cancel his visit to England The gap has been filled by The Jazz Worriers.

September
Friday 5
at 8:00 PM

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Date: Friday 5 September at 8:00 PM
Venue: Various venues - see below for details.
Tickets: Free

Calf’s Head, Worston, Clitheroe

September
Sunday 7
at 2:00 PM

Julie Edwards & Kevin Dearden

Date: Sunday 7 September at 2:00 PM
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Featuring Julie Edwards (vocals),  Kevin Dearden (guitar).

Vocalist, Julie Edwards, and guitarist, Kevin Dearden are a very experienced and popular jazz duo who have worked extensively across the north of England and beyond, frequently as a duo, but also in quartets and quintets, presenting their own splendid interpretation of many jazz standards. Julie studied at Leeds College of Music, singing with the Duke of Ellington Repertory Orchestra. Kevin studied on sax at the Royal Northern College of Music, and made transition to jazz guitar 6 years ago.

The duo made their Festival debut at the Spread Eagle in May, and are looking forward to bringing their unique style to Sunday afternoon jazz.

September
Friday 12
at 7:00 PM

Trish Ferrarin & Breaking Jazz

Date: Friday 12 September at 7:00 PM
Venue: Bayleys Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB Tel: 01254 826478 www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: Free Jazz, Fine Food, & Great Beer at the Bayley Arms.

Featuring Trish Ferrarin (keyboard) and friends.

Trish Ferrarin, a vastly experienced pianist, performer, and jazz music tutor, trained at Leeds College of Music, and is now based in Blackburn where she tutors and plays with a fine team of young and experienced jazz musicians. Trish also excels on trombone with Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band.

In her second appearance at Bayley Arms she will be bringing some fine young musicians who will demonstrate that the future of jazz in Lancashire is in very good hands. Lively and accessible jazz will be the order of the day for this dinner jazz gig!

September
Friday 19
at 8:00 PM

Trish Ferrarin and Breakin Jazz

Date: Friday 19 September at 8:00 PM
Venue: Maxwell's Cafe Bar, King Street, Clitheroe BB7 2EU Tel: 01200 443906 Web: www.maxwellscafebar.co.uk
Tickets: Free. Friday evening live jazz music, food and wine!

With Ed Lomax - keyboard, Paddy Higginson - sax, and Ella Shaw - vocals.

Trish Ferrarin, a vastly experienced pianist, performer, and jazz music tutor. Trained at Leeds College of Music, and based in Blackburn, she tutors and plays with a fine team of young and experienced musicians. She will be bringing some fine young musicians to Maxwells, supported by Ed Lomax on keys. Lively and accessible jazz will be the order of the day for this session.

October
Friday 3
at 8:00 PM

Trish Clowes and Tangent

Date: Friday 3 October at 8:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tickets: £10 - RVJ&B Members and Concert Society Members £8, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

Trish Clowes Tangent

This much discussed musician (Royal Academy) and her band Tangent are very keen to bring their jazz fusion (and this time it's classical) North of Watford. Probably playing self-penned compositions from the recent CD "And in the Night-time She is There."

This event is co-hosted by Clitheroe Concert Society with RVJ&B.

The line-up will include James Maddren on drums, Callem Gourley on bass, Chris Montague on guitar.

Web: www.trishclowes.com

October
Sunday 5
at 2:00 PM

Teddy Taylor Trio

Date: Sunday 5 October at 2:00 PM
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Featuring Teddy Taylor (piano & keyboard), Ed Harrison (double bass), Andy Herne (guitar) and Jo Lester (vocals).

Pianist/arranger Ted Taylor has written a number of special arrangements especially for the Teddy Taylor Trio. Teddy 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. Sunday lunch and live jazz music - what more could you want?  Well - some fine vocals from the wonderful Jo Lester!

October
Friday 10
at 7:00 PM

The Frank Flynn Trio

Date: Friday 10 October at 7:00 PM
Venue: Bayleys Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB Tel: 01254 826478 www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: Free Jazz, Fine Food, & Great Beer at the Bayley Arms.

Featuring Frank Flynn (keyboard), Janice Flynn (vocals & bass), Derek Sutcliffe (vocals & 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 wife, Janice Flynn, and lifelong friend and drummer Derek Sutcliffe complement a fine team that will present their extensive experience playing jazz to an equally experience and fine audience. And no doubt several of Frank’s friends will be on hand to make his session another memorable experience.

November
Sunday 2
at 2:00 PM

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Date: Sunday 2 November at 2:00 PM
Venue: The Spread Eagle Inn, Sawley Near Clitheroe BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 www.spreadeaglesawley.co.uk
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Featuring Ed Lomax (keyboard), Mel Hatchman (bass), Derek Smith (drums), Lyn Fairbanks (vocals), Wilf Nuttall (vibes)

The Mark Lewis Trio is a popular local experienced band that presents fine music and great entertainment at any of their lunch 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 five Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals since 2010. 

A lively lunchtime 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 brought enhanced by some excellent vocals from Lyn Fairbanks who fronted the band at a busy Southport Jazz Festival gig, and wonderful vibraphone based tunes from vibes legend, Wilf Nuttall.

November
Friday 7
at 8:00 PM

Phil Clouts Quartet

Date: Friday 7 November at 8:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

Phil Clouts QuartetModest, hard working little band with a very distinctive sound. Recent CD 'The hour of Pearl' is a mainstream classic.

November
Friday 14
at 7:00 PM

Eric Ainsworth Trio + Lyn Fairbanks & Eddie Taylor

Date: Friday 14 November at 7:00 PM
Venue: Bayleys Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB Tel: 01254 826478 www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: Free Jazz, Fine Food, & Great Beer at the Bayley Arms.

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

The Eric Ainsworth Trio returns for its regular session at Bayley Arms. Eric is a piano and keyboard legend, having appeared at most 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 in the form of well known jazz standards. Lyn Fairbanks will add a touch of class with a superb range of vocals. No doubt Lyn will engage in a duet with Eric’s special guest, Eddie Taylor on trombone. 

December
Friday 5
at 8:00 PM

Alan Barnes Quartet

Date: Friday 5 December at 8:00 PM
Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tickets: £12 - Members £10, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

Alan will be playing two 3rds original music.

Line-up: Errol Roberts on drums, Les Chisnell on keys, Steve Berry on double bass.

Good one for Xmas Party!

Alan Barnes Quartet

December
Sunday 7
at 2:00 PM

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Date: Sunday 7 December at 2:00 PM
Venue: Various venues - see below for details.
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Featuring band leader and director Paul J Rigby and Derek ‘Sinatra’ Nuttall (vocals).

Leading off The Spread Eagle’s Christmas Celebrations will be the Ribble Valley Jazz Collective, a community big band formed two years ago, and sponsored by The Atrium Café Bar in Clitheroe. This new big band is directed by Paul J Rigby, one of the most experienced band leaders & directors in the North West. Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Jazz Collective now performs at a range of Lancashire venues.

At this Christmas Special you can be sure of hearing a rousing and entertaining performance that should include famous big band tunes such as Tuxedo Junction, Mack the Knife, a harmonious rendition of Me & My Shadow, and maybe one or two carols - along with a seasonal lunch!

December
Friday 12
at 7:00 PM

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks - Xmas Special!

Date: Friday 12 December at 7:00 PM
Venue: Bayleys Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB Tel: 01254 826478 www.bayleyarms.co.uk
Tickets: Free Jazz, Fine Food, & Great Beer at the Bayley Arms.

Featuring Ed Lomax (keyboard), Mel Hatchman (bass), Derek Smith (drums), Lyn Fairbanks (vocals), Wilf Nuttall (vibes).

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 Mark Lewis Trio plays regularly in Clitheroe at The Grand’s Lunchtime Live sessions, and at Horwich RMI, and has played at all five Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals since 2010.

A lively dinner jazz performance in prospect, and plenty of repartee with a cosy audience, brought to a climax with excellent vocals from Lyn Fairbanks, and wonderful vibraphone based tunes from vibes legend, Wilf Nuttall.

May
Friday 1
at 12:00 PM

Jazz Festival 2015

Date: Friday 1 May at 12:00 PM
Venue: To be confirmed
Tickets:

We're hard at work deciding on the line-up for our next festival and as soon as it's been confirmed, we'll let you know! If you have any suggestions then please get in touch here. info@rvjazzandblues.co.uk

Jazz Fest 2015

 

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.

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