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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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November
Friday 28
From 12:00 pm

Eric Ainsworth Trio

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £5 / £4 Affinity Card Holders (Advance booking advisable)

A Friday Lunchtime Live Session 12noon - 2pm

December
Friday 5
From 7:30 pm

Alan Barnes Quartet

Venue: The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe BB7 1BA
Tel: 01200 442630 Web: www.atriumclitheroe.co.uk
Tickets: £12 - Members £10, available on the door. Buy online at We Got Tickets →

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

Good one for Xmas Party! Absolutely don’t miss this gig - it will be big!!! Come along, join in and get into the party mood for Christmas.

Pie and Pea supper available.

Alan Barnes Quartet

December
Sunday 7
From 2:00 pm

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective

Venue: Various venues - see below for details.
Tickets: For Sunday Lunchtime Jazz, 2pm - 4pm

Jazz collective bandFeaturing 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
From 12:00 pm

Djangologie

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £5 / £4 Affinity Card Holders (Advance booking advisable)

A Friday Lunchtime Live Session 12noon - 2pmSupported by Jazz North

December
Friday 12
From 7:00 pm

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks - Xmas Special!

Venue: Bayley Arms, Avenue Road, Hurst Green, Clitheroe BB7 9QB
Tel: 01254 826478 Web: 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.

December
Friday 19
From 12:00 pm

Mark Lewis Trio & Lyn Fairbanks

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL
Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Tickets: £5 / £4 Affinity Card Holders (Advance booking advisable)

A Friday Lunchtime Live Session 12noon - 2pm

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

May
Friday 1
From 12:00 pm

Jazz Festival 2015

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

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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