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Victor Brox band
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Victor Brox Trio (Blues/RnB)

Friday 10 July 2020   From 8:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: See below | Tickets: FREE but donations welcome.

A live recording all the way from Darwen! Just go to our Facebook page at 8pm this Friday 10th July

Victor Brox Trio, featuring: Victor-keys, guitar and trumpet/Clive ‘Blues Boy’ Mellor - harmonica and Bo Lee - bass.

Victor Brox is one of the unsung heroes of British Blues. He defies categorisation – but has a wealth of great blues roots and will be showcasing all of this in his live stream on Friday 10th July.  Victor will be joined in performance with trio members Clive ‘Blues Boy’ Mellor on Harmonica and Bo Lee on Bass.

We are grateful to Darwen Music Project, at Number 39 - Hopstar Brewery Tap for making this event possible.

 
neil yates quintet

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Neil Yates Quintet

Friday 4 September 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Clitheroe Rugby Club, Littlemoor Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EW Tel: 01200 422261 | Tickets: £12 / £10 members, U18 £5 | Book Now: Available soon.

Info soon!

 
SEED Ensemble
RESCHEDULED!

SEED Ensemble

Wednesday 23 September 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 | Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk | Tickets: From: £12.50 Adv | Book Now: from The Grand's website

This is the rescheduled event for SEED Ensemble from the original date Tuesday, 17 March. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for the new date subject to terms and conditions.

For more information please view this page: The Grand Coronavirus statement

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SEED Ensemble is a Mercury Award-nominated 10-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.

The band presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila-Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko) and guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Maisha).

Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the track Afronaut (feat. XANA) which won the Ivors Academy Award 2018 (formerly known as BASCA, British Composer Award) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.
 
SEED Ensemble

 
Gwilym Simcock Trio
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Gwilym Simcock Trio

Friday 23 October 2020   From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 | Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk | Tickets: £18 / £16 members, Under 18 free. | Book Now: from The Grand's website

This is the rescheduled event for RVJ&B Festival: Gwilym Simcock from the original date Firday, 1 May. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for the new date subject to terms and conditions.

For more information please view this page: The Grand Coronavirus statement

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Gwilym Simcock is a British pianist and composer working in both jazz and classical music, and often blurring the boundaries of the two. He is joined for this concert by guitar wizard Mike Walker and the virtuosic harmonica player from the Netherlands, Hermine Deurloo.

“A rare gift” is how the Daily Telegraph recently described the artistry that Gwilym Simcock brings to his solo piano playing. We are delighted to welcome Gwilym, arguably Britain’s best contemporary jazz pianist to our festival. He was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2011. Finding his jazz feet in Bill Bruford’s Earthwork and Tim Garland’s Lighthouse Trio before becoming a founding member of the superb The Impossible Gentleman group.

Gwilyn has won many awards in both the jazz and classical fields, including the BBC New Arrival Award, and has played with some of contemporary jazz’s greatest artists including Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler and Don Weller. “Jazz does not come any better than this” is how one critic reviewed his latest album, Near and Now.

At our concert he will be joined by Salford born Mike Walker, described by John Fordham as “one of the most powerful jazz guitarists in Europe.” Completing this stellar line up is Hermine Deurloo, a jazz chromatic harmonica player from Amsterdam. Do not miss this – a real treat!

"A formidable pianist, with a feeling for the way harmony can create architecture as well as momentary colours – a rare gift”

The Telegraph

 
 Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier 10 Guitars

MONTHLY CLUB GIG | Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier '10 Guitars'

Friday 6 November 2020   From 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: Clitheroe Rugby Club, Littlemoor Rd, Clitheroe BB7 1EW Tel: 01200 422261 | Tickets: £12 / £10 members, U18 £5 | Book Now: Available soon

Pete Oxley & Nicolas Meier: 'masterly guitarists'.

"These are two masterly guitarists, although very different in style. Oxley has been playing on the British jazz scene since 1997, with everyone from Stacey Kent to Gilad Atzmon, while Meier, originally from Switzerland, has toured the world, absorbing musical idioms en route. In the course of these dozen pieces the array of changing sounds, moods and textures they create is gorgeous, fascinating and apparently endless. Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you’ll probably fall for this."

The Guardian

 
Gaz Hughes septet
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MONTHLY CLUB GIG | The Gaz Hughes Sextet plays Art Blakey

Sunday 13 June 2021   From 7:00pm, Stage: 7:45pm to 10:00pm
Venue: The Grand Theatre, 18 York Street, Clitheroe BB7 2DL Tel: 01200 421 599 | Web: www.thegrandvenue.co.uk | Tickets: £12 / £10 members, U18 £5 | Book Now: from The Grand's website

This is the rescheduled event for Gaz Hughes Sextet plays Art Blakey from the original date Friday, 12 June 2020. All tickets purchased for the original date will be valid for the new date subject to terms and conditions.

For more information please view this page: The Grand Coronavirus statement

RVJ&B in partnership with The Grand, is delighted to present a special tribute to the late jazz legend Art Blakey, featuring the Gaz Hughes Sextet.

Gaz Hughes first came to wider public attention as the original drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band and featured heavily on the early recordings of the Gondwana label. A particular highlight was recording the album “On The GO”, which won The Best Jazz Album of the Year in the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards 2012, and was nominated Best Jazz Album MOBO Awards, 2011.

His drumming influences include the school of melodic drummers such as Max Roach, Alan Dawson, and Jeff Hamilton. Gaz is specifically inspired by the drummers that are able to spell out form and melody when they improvise.

Gaz has recorded his first album as band leader. The album features the music of the late, great Art Blakey.  "The album felt like a very natural decision," says Gaz, who has appeared at The Grand as a session player for a range of different artists and groups. 

"Blakey's music has been a constant theme throughout my life. The first Jazz album I ever bought was an Art Blakey live record and it remains one of my most played and treasured albums." "Blakey was prolific as a recording artist which made the job of deciding which tunes to play even more difficult. With such a huge back catalogue to choose from, I handpicked a selection of compositions by Bobby Watson, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller."

The musicians on the album are considered by many to be some of the most influential musicians in UK Jazz scene today. As a sideman, Gaz has worked with all of these musicians on many occasions and was excited to bring them all together for the project. The album features:  Alan Barnes (Alto/Baritone Sax), Bruce Adams (Trumpet), Dean Masser (Tenor Sax), Andrzej Baranek (Piano), Ed Harrison (Bass). 

This performance comes as part of a national tour and will be recorded live to create a live album and keepsake of the project.

As a sideman, Gaz has also performed with many UK and international Jazz artists including: Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Marshal Allen, Greg Abate, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Digby Fairweather, Tina May, Art Theman, Gilad Atzmon, Julian Stringle, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, John Hallam, Ben Holder, Brian Dee, Dave Newton, Remi Harris, Tim Kliphuis, Dean Masser, Neil Yates, Arun Ghosh, Matthew Halsall, Nat Birchall, Adam Fairhall, James Allsopp, Ivo Neame and Uno Prism. He is also a long standing member of the Tom Kincaid trio.

Gaz has had the pleasure of performing and recording across many different genres. Pop artists that Gaz has worked with include: Patti Boulaye, Suzi Quatro, Ray Quinn (X Factor), Rick Guard (Platinum selling artist and musical writer), Kristyna Myles (Mobo nominated artist).

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


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