Saturday 15 September 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: £12 / £11 members | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website
Elftet, an 11-piece band comprising high quality young musicians, was formed in September 2015 by Jonny Mansfield of Jam Experiment fame and winner of 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. The band also includes Jam Experiment's Rory Ingham, Rising Star award winner - 2017 British Jazz Awards. Jonny's original compositions are influenced by those of Vince Mendoza, Marius Neset and Ravel, as well as songwriters such as Norah Jones and James Taylor.
Elftet has been played on BBC Radio 3, and WBGO (New York jazz station) as well as having script in Jazzwise, London Jazz News and Jazzthing. Their 20 date UK tour is to promote the 2019 release of their Crowdfunded debut album featuring Chris Potter, Kit Downes and Gareth Lockrane. The 11-piece band has an amazing array of instruments. Have a listen to a track from their album on You Tube. Graphics are amazing - you will be impressed!
Elftet's larger ensemble offers a wide palette of texture and colours, from traditional four horn writing such as Duke Ellington, to more contemporary classical music such as Ravel with the use of strings and vibes. The ensemble features some of the most exciting musicians in London,m both students and graduates playing professionally around the world.
Elftet has tamed up with two animators from Cornwall and Australia to make the music video you may have watched on You tube? More recently Elftet has been performing around the UK. The ensemble has played in a masterclass with Dave Holland, and received the Tebbutt Exhibition Award for an outstanding performance.
Line-up: Ella Hohnen Ford - Vocals & Flute; James Davison - Trumpet & Flugel; Tom Smith - Alto Sax; George Millard - Tenor Sax & Bass Clarinet; Rory Ingham - Trombone; Dom Ingham - Violin; Laura Armstrong - Cello; Oliver Mason - Guitar; Jonny Mansfield - Vibraphone & Composition; Will Harris - Bass; Boz Martin-Jones - Drums
Tria Lingvo with Mike Walker
Friday 12 October 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: Advance - £15 Members £14 | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website
For our October gig we feature international touring band, Tria Lingvo, a notable Cologne-based German trio which with guest, Manchester guitar virtuoso Mike Walker bringing a musical encounter of the highest order at the start of a new UK tour. This award winning trio, combined with Mike Walker’s guitar mastery, will present an award-winning repertoire of new quartet music.
Tria Lingvo, winners of the 2014 New German Jazzprize, offers an innovative and creative approach to the traditional trio format. The band is at home exploring the fascinating ground found between Modern Jazz, energy-laden improvisation and ethnic music. It is highly respected on their home scene, having performed with the likes of Dominique Pifarély, Zoltan Lantos & Ramesh Shotham at festivals such as Leverkusener Jazztage, Enjoy Jazz Festival, & Vive le Jazz.
Mike Walker, one of the most prolific UK musicians of his generation, has built a distinguished performing, composing and teaching career in UK & Europe over almost forty years that has featured international touring and highly recognised collaborations. He is highly acknowledged among notable international jazz peers.
Tria Longvo is highly respected on their home scene having performed with the likes of Dominique Pifarély, Zoltan Lantos & Ramesh Shotham at festivals such as Leverkusener Jazztage, Enjoy Jazz Festival, & Vive le Jazz. Mike Walker has appeared at Ribble Valley Jazz Festivals with Stuart McCallum - 2015, and Norma Winstone & The Printmakers - 2017. He is highly acknowledged among notable international jazz peers.
Artpipes, founded by Australian musician Maryanne Piper, cultivates a truly global Arts perspective through international artistic co-operations, exchanges & outreach. This event is supported by Arts Council England.
Line-up: Johannes Lemke - saxophones; André Nendza - bass; Christoph Hillmann - drums, prepared drums, Udu, Garrahand & Kalimba; with Mike Walker - guitar
Kyla Brox with Danny Bromley
Friday 9 November 2018 From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: Clitheroe Cricket Club, Chatburn Road, Clitheroe, BB7 2AS Tel: 01200 422896 | Tickets: Adv £12 / £10 members | Book Now: Available soon from The Grand's website
Kyla Brox, undoubtedly the finest UK blues & soul singer of her generation, will undoubtedly attract a good crowd for her debut gig with Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues at Clitheroe Cricket Club venue. So advance ticket purchases via The Grand web site is advisable.
The different setting, from band to duo/trio, encourages two distinct Kylas to come to the fore - the salty blues mama in line from Bessie Smith, and the tender soul singer who sets out her hopes and fears in song. She never flinches from emotional reality in either situation. Kyla will perform in duo format with Danny Bromley for this gig.
The duo assigns a prominent role for helpmate and songwriting partner Danny Blomeley, and his virtuoso guitar-work has earned Danny a following in his own right. Whether your favourite style is jazz or blues, this gig with Kyla and Danny is one for the diary. Early ticket bookings are more cost effective too!
The daughter of blues singer Victor Brox, Kyla started singing on-stage at the age of 12 and has several albums to her name, including the band triumph Coming Home (2004) and the stripped and sensitive Grey Sky Blue (2009). Kyla first sang with Victor onstage at the Band on the Wall in Manchester in 1992. She joined his regular touring group the following year. The core of the Kyla Brox Band go back to this unit, nominally the Victor Brox Blues Train, but known informally as 'the child slavery band' because of the extreme youth of the players. As well as Kyla (13), the group contained bassist Danny Blomeley (13), and drummer Phil Considine (19).
In 2000, she accompanied her father on an extensive tour of Australia. Danny Blomeley had left the Blues Train two years earlier to travel the world, and promised to find Victor some dates in Australia. Kyla, now 20, found herself singing risque blues songs to hard men in mining camps in remote parts of the Australian outback! Back in Manchester in 2001, Kyla and Danny formed a duo, occasionally augmented by old members of ‘the child slavery band’, and the line-up finally settled into the Kyla Brox Band - Kyla Brox (vocals, flute); Marshall Gill (guitar); Tony Marshall (saxophones); Danny Blomeley (bass) and Phil Considine (drums). The Kyla Brox Band started playing in North West pubs and clubs: the circuit that had once been the stomping ground of the Victor Brox Blues Train. Their performance at the Colne Blues Festival in 2002 established Kyla's reputation on the British blues scene.
Line-up: Kyla Brox - vocals; Danny Bromley - guitar.