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Jazz Festival 2018

Coming soon. Review of the Jazz Festival 2018

What a brilliant weekend! We had the sunniest Bank Holiday weekend for years and thousands of people enjoyed music in venues in and around Clitheroe. If you have any photos, stories or comments about the festival, please send them to us - Click here and let us know.

 

Our monthly club gigs are highlighted in blue below with a range of other events from diner jazz to jam jazz to major concerts at The Grand Theatre.

Scroll down to see them all. Click the + to see more info.

Sue Kibbey

Eric Ainsworth Trio with Eddie Taylor & Sue Kibbey

Sunday 2 September 2018 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 advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Eric Ainsworth - keyboard; Ken Marley - double bass; Jimmy Scaife - drums, and guest Eddie Taylor - trombone and Sue Kibbey - vocals.

The Eric Ainsworth Trio returns to these Sunday afternoon lunchtime jazz sessions with his reputable team that includes Ken Marley & Jimmy Scaiffe alongside regular guest, Eddie Taylor on trombone & vocals, this time including very experienced and widely acclaimed guest, Sue Kibbey. Sue says jazz allows her to express herself both musically and emotionally. She is someone who creates a special relationship with her audiences, so look out for her debut at the Spread Eagle. Be sure to book a table in advance! 

 
Django

Shades of Django Quartet

Sunday 7 October 2018 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 advisable to book a table if dining.

Featuring: Professor Stuart Hampton Reeves - guitar; Paul Murphy - rhythm guitar; John Wilton - double bass; James Goodwin-Hudson - lead guitar; Laurence Woof - violin.

Shades of Django Quartet celebrated the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt at Ribble Valley Jazz Festival in May, and Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival in June. So well was it received that the band that specialises in hot-club style gypsy jazz returns to play some of Django’s memorable tunes at the Spread Eagle. Django’s music fused American Swing, classical music & gypsy music creating a unique sound. Don’t miss this performance.

 
Lyn Fairbanks

Mark Lewis Trio with Lyn Fairbanks

Sunday 4 November 2018 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 advisable to book a table if dining.

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

The Mark Lewis trio is a popular local and experienced band presenting fine music and excellent entertainment at their dinner jazz sessions. Expect to hear top jazz standards from a band influenced by George Shearing, Bill Evans, Horace Silver. This band has played all nine Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals. A lively session is in prospect with plenty of repartee with a cosy audience in the Abbey Suite.   The session will be enhanced by the immensely popular Lyn Fairbanks’ delightful vocals!

 
Jazz Collective

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective Big Band - Band Director: Paul J Rigby

Sunday 16 December 2018 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 advisable to book a table if dining.

Ribble Valley Jazz Collective returns to the Spread Eagle for a 2018 Christmas Special performance. This band is directed by Paul J Rigby, one of the most experienced band leaders in the North West, having completed 25 years leading the famous Northern Jazz Orchestra. This local big band’s rousing and entertaining performance will include traditional, modern  and famous big band tunes, probably including Tuxedo Junction and Mack the Knife in The Spread Eagle’s Abbey Suite. Sell out audiences at the Spread Eagle in 2016 & 2017 suggest booking early for this performance.

 

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JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017 SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS
Clitheroe Council, Ribble Valley Borough Council, Lancashire County CouncilThe Grand, Cloudspotting, Jazz NorthUnistage, Dugdale Nutrition, Fatface, The Local Herald
Supported and Funded by Arts Council England