07 April 2017 - Family Band
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