Jazz Festival & Monthly Gigs

Our Jazz Festival, held over this Bank Holiday weekend, is hosted at many venues in and around Clitheroe.

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May
Friday 8
From 11:30 am

Sue Parish Trio

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 8 May, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

A truly versatile and a natural entertainer, fabulous singer Sue Parish returns with a guest trio and a selection of fine standards from The Great American Songbook and beyond.

Lunch is roast turkey and stuffing on a bap served with a side salad and kettle chips.

Seated (Allocated 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
Date: Friday 8 May, From 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
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!

May
Friday 15
From 11:30 am

Mark Lewis Trio with Jo Lester

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 15 May, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

A well established trio featuring Ed Lomax (piano), Mel Hatchman (bass) and Derek Smith (bass) are joined by a guest vocalist Jo Lester for an entertaining session of standards and toe tapping jazz.

Lunch is a Chicken Caeser Salad.

Seated (Allocated Table)

May
Friday 22
From 11:30 am

Western Valley Hot Club

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 22 May, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

The effervescent and super talented multi-instrumentalist Gaynor Sutcliffe is joined by Simon Brady (guitar / mandolin / vocals) and Ray Walmsley (double bass) for a quirky journey through gypsy jazz, swing and bluegrass.

Lunch will be pie of the day with new potatoes and peas

Seated (Allocated Table)

May
Friday 29
From 11:30 am

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Munch Manship

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 29 May, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

Monthly resident group led by the incomparable Eric Ainsworth (piano), Jimmy Scaife (drums), Ken Marley (double bass) and featuring guest saxophonist Munch Manship and a vocal lead.

Lunch will be a jacket potato filled with tuna and mayonnaise topped with cheese served with a salad garnish.

Seated (Allocated Table)

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
Date: Friday 5 June, From 7:30pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm.
Tickets: £10 - Members £8, available on the door.
Buy online here: at The Grand →

Angry MenLine-up: Mike 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
Date: Sunday 7 June, From 1:30pm to 4:06pm.
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 11:30 am

The Frank Flynn Trio

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 12 June, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

The Frank Flynn Trio special brings terrific jazz and amusing all round entertainment. Frank is a vastly experienced virtuoso pianist who impresses with his fine musical style. His wife, Janice, and lifelong friend and drummer Derek Sutcliffe complete a fine team who will present their extensive experience playing jazz to an equally experienced and a fine audience. 

Lunch is Homemade Tomato Soup served with a ham and cheese sandwich and salad garnish. 

Seated (Allocated Table)

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
Date: Friday 12 June, From 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
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.

June
Friday 19
From 11:30 am

Rick Shaw and Limehouse Laundry Boys

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 19 June, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

Rick Shaw & Limehouse Laundry Boys are a West Yorkshire band who will bring top tunes from the golden age of jazz. Previewing this band at Maxwells Cafe Bar during the Jazz Festival will make you want to see them again at Lunchtime Live for their unique versions of jazz classics such as Green Dolphin Street and Night Train. Line-Up: Dominic Groves - saxes; Johnny Clapham - bass, Ken Hickey - drums & vocals; Kevin Morris – guitar.

Lunch is quiche served with new potatoes and salad.

Seated (Allocated Table)

June
Friday 26
From 11:30 am

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Geoff Kelly

Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk
Date: Friday 26 June, From 11:30am, Stage: 12:00noon to 2:00pm.
Tickets: RESTAURANT: £12 ADV (INC SET MEAL), CAFÉ: £6

Spring’s Lunchtime Live season is drawn to a close, fittingly with our monthly resident group led by Eric Ainsworth (piano), Jimmy Scaife (drums) and Ken Marley (double bass).   Special guest will be Sounds 18 band leader, Geoff Kelly.

Lunch is Cheese and Onion Pie served with mushy peas and gravy.

Seated (Allocated Table)

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

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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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

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

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