Gigs to come ..

07 April 2017 Family Band 

Rooted in the music of Ornette Coleman and the 1960’s avant-garde, Family Band play powerful and freewheeling music – moments of fierce intensity, tender spirituality and the blues combine to form an emotionally complex and cathartic whole that rarely fails to move.

Kim Macari, tr; Riley Stone-Lonergan, sax; 
Tom Riviere, b; Steve Hanley, d

07 April 2017 Pat McCarthy Quartet

These incredibly talented and engaging musicians present a varied programme, with the very best of jazz and swing, ranging from 1930’s classics to the new generation of modern jazz hits. Seamlessly interwoven with effortless delivery and a few anecdotes, this is a perfect way to relax and enjoy an evening of the sweetest sounds, coolest ‘Standards’ and all that jazz.
Shannon Reilly - v, Pat McCarthy - g, Jim Corry - sax, Warren Jolly - b

05 May 2017 ORCA

ORCA are a Jazz/funk collective, specialising in funky grooves and improvisation with vocals, with dual emphasis on classic tracks (Chick Corea, Gil Scott Heron) plus Allan/Mason-penned originals. Expect very lively, funky music, great grooves and decadent improvised solos and unexpected covers.
Nicki Allan - v,keys, Caroline Boaden - dr, Rod Mason - s, dec, Garry Jackson - b    

16 June 2017 Mark Lewandowski Trio Waller 

A trio renowned for innovation, musicianship and humour, this is a tribute to another musician of similar attributes – Fats Waller, one of the greatest and most enduring songwriters of the early jazz age. A sensitive, imaginative take on Waller standards and lesser known New Orleans songs retaining the core values of swing, romance, humour and, most importantly, social relevance with a distinct 21st Century approach. 

Mark Lewandowski - b, Liam Noble - p, and Paul Clarvis - d

07 July 2017 Firebird Quartet

Firebird Quartet is a contemporary jazz quartet performing original compositions with energy and driving grooves as well as standards with much originality. Jazz aficionado high sophistication imbued with a deep sense of groove ensuring wide accessibility. As Lance Liddle (Splinter Jazz, Newcastle etc) put it, “This was a stormer!” 

Ian Chalk - tr, Martin Longhawn - p, Tim Carter - d, John Marley - b

01 September 2017 Perpetual Motion Machine

15 September 2017 Jamie Brownfield Quartet w/jazzNorth

06 October 2017 - TBC Julian Costello Quartet

03 November 2017 TBC Stuart MacDonald

01 December 2017 TBC Arun Ghosh

15 December 2017 Johnny Hunter Quartet w/jazzNorth 

05 January 2018 - The Retrosettes

02 February 2018 - Emily Brown Quintet

02 March 2018 - TBC Artephis