Scarborough Jazz

January-September 2020

Every Wednesday unless indicated otherwise.

Door open at 8pm. Music starts at 8.45pm.

PROGRAMME CANCELLED;

January 8
Kate Peters & Ian Chalk
We’re starting the new year in style with ever-popular vocalist Kate Peters and the mellifluous Ian Chalk on trumpet. With MG3. £5

January 15
Djanco featuring Andy Aitchison.
Djanco is a dynamic gypsy swing trio who take inspiration from the traditional gypsy Jazz repertoire with lots of other musical influences evident in their sound. They are the Whitworth brothers Thom (lead guitar) and Rich (bass fiddle) with Robbie Caswell-Jones(rhythm guitar).

This performance features violin virtuoso Andy Aitchison, widely regarded as one of the finest jazz violinists in the UK. Djanco's influences include Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, Artie Shaw, and bebop greats like Charlie Parker and Dizzie Gillespie. £7

January 22
Stuart MacDonald
A solid favourite with his blend of gutsy swing and melodic sensitivity, saxophonist Stuart is one of our most popular regulars. With MG3. £5.
On this evening we will be raising funds for Art Therapy Yorkshire, a very worthwhile charity which provides art psychotherapy to adults, children and young people. It does this from its well-equipped and inspiring studios at Woodend in Scarborough and throughout the Yorkshire area from its mobile art therapy service. ATY aims to provide free or affordable access to therapy to all those who may benefit.

January 29
Nicki Allan
We’re delighted to welcome Nicki back, a vocalist who interprets jazz classics effortlessly with material from Ella Fitzgerald to Joni Mitchell, all with her stylish bluesy phrasing and love of vocal improvisation. For this gig Nicki is accompanied by two top payers, Peter Elsdon (piano) and Sam Dunn (guitar). £5

February 5
Mark Chandler and Dan Brunskill
Flugelhorn and trumpet player Mark has played with some of the biggest names in show business in a career spanning 40 years. Saxophonist Dan was a semi-finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Jazz Musician of The Year competition. Old hand meets rising star. With MG3. £6

February 12
Al Morrison
A rare solo appearance at the club of the guitarist who leads the fabulous 11 piece blues band, Al Morrison’s Blues Experience. With MG3. £5

February 19
Gaz Hughes Sextet featuring Alan Barnes
This is the opening night of the band’s UK tour promoting the first album in the role of band leader by top UK drummer Gaz Hughes. Gaz, who has played as a sideman with scores of big jazz names, first came to public attention as the drummer in the Matthew Halsall Band, recording the album “On The Go”, which won Best Jazz Album of the Year in 2012. His new album celebrates the music of the late, great Art Blakey and features a stellar line up: Alan Barnes (alto and baritone sax), Bruce Adams (trumpet), Dean Masser (tenor sax), Andrzej Barane (piano), Ed Harriso (double bass) and Gaz Hughes (drums). Book your seat now. £9

February 26
Pat McCarthy Quartet featuring Shannon Reilly
It’s three years since this captivating quartet graced the club with its perfected swing, cool trumpet and a singer who grew up listening to Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee and brings out the essence of each song. Pat McCarthy (guitar), Shannon Reilly (vocals), Thom Whitworth (guitar/trumpet) and Warren Jolly (bass). £6

March 4
Tina Featherstone
Tuneful, swinging standards on clarinet and tenor from a Yorkshire lass whose dad played with Tubby Hayes. With MG3. £5

March 11
Al Wood
Multi-instrumentalist Al has played baritone and alto sax with the country’s top big bands and twice won the BBC ‘best soloist’ award. With MG3. £5

March 18
Derrick Harris
Derrick plays guitar with a clean, crisp, blues-inflected style inspired by the likes of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green. With MG3. £5

March 25
Babtiste Herbin
Baptiste’s first appearance at the club exactly a year ago exceeded expectations, with alto saxophone playing that took fluent improvisation to a new level. Described as ‘one of the best saxophonists in the world’, Baptiste’s influences include Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Coleman Ornette and John Coltrane. Accompanied by one of the region’s most creative pianists Jamie Sheriff, Dave Walsh on drums, bass tbc. £8

April 1
John Pope Quintet
In the 1950s several musicians reached back to the very roots of jazz to propel the music forwards with a new freedom. The John Pope Quintet take that baton and run with it blending the rootsy swinging energy of Mingus, the lyrical searching of Ornette Coleman and a whole bag of new musical influences to create thrilling improvised music rooted in jazz tradition but not afraid to take risks. Jamie Stockbridge (alto), Faye MacCalman (tenor, clarinet), Graham Hardy (trumpet), John Pope (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums). The band is subsidised by Jazz North. £5

April 8
Nishla Smith Quintet
They don’t write ‘em like they used to… except Nishla Smith does. Come enjoy an evening of original songs from contemporary life written with a level of craft one might associate with the great American songbook. All sung by Nishla with a band featuring some of the North’s finest young jazz musicians: Aaron Wood (trumpet), Richard Jones (piano), Joshua Cavanagh-Brierley (bass) and Johnny Hunter (drums). The band is subsidised by Jazz North. £5

April 15
Jim Corry
One of our regular guests, Jim has a soulful saxophone style and has toured and performed with legends including Martha Reeves, Beverley Knight and Roy Wood. With MG3 (Graham Pinkney on keys). £5

April 22
Ben Beattie
A new regular, Ben is making a name for himself as a saxophonist, pianist, composer, arranger, session musician and leader of ‘Ben Beattie’s After Midnight Band’. With MG3. £5

April 29
Carioca Soul
Formed just over a year ago by veteran jazz pianist/composer Wayne Pollock, Carioca Soul perform an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary latin jazz and soul, inspired by the cool, laid back sounds of Sergio Mendes Brasil ’66. With Wayne on keyboard are jazz vocalist Georgina Barr, Richard Jevons (guitar), John Marley (bass) and Andy Marshall (drums). £6

Dates for your Diary
6 May 2020
Lucas Oravec Quartet

12 August 2020
Threeway featuring Steve Waterman

25-27 September 2020
Scarborough Jazz Festival

Message from Mike Gordon, Chair of Scarborough Jazz
I thought I would take this opportunity to thank the twelve members of the committee for the work they do on behalf of Scarborough Jazz.
They are:
Bob Walker our secretary who spends many hours each week preparing the room and our excellent sound system; Marian Gordon who organises the door (assisted by John Anderson), prepares and distributes posters, and cashes up at the end of the evening; David Kennard who does an excellent job writing the programme copy; Tom Mellor (treasurer), Sarah Dyson and Adrian Riley who use social media to publicise our gigs; and Wanda Maclusko, Mike Wheatley, Tom Townsend and Brian Pilsburywho are always on call to assist where needed.
Thanks!

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January-April 2020
CANCELLED

January 8
Kate Peters & Ian Chalk

January 15
Djanco featuring Andy Aitchison.

January 22
Stuart MacDonald

January 29
Nicki Allan

February 5
Mark Chandler and Dan Brunskill

February 12
Al Morrison

February 19
Gaz Hughes Sextet featuring Alan Barnes

February 26
Pat McCarthy Quartet featuring Shannon Reilly

March 4
Tina Featherstone

March 11
Al Wood

March 18
Derrick Harris

March 25
Babtiste Herbin

April 1
John Pope Quintet

April 8
Nishla Smith Quintet

April 15
Jim Corry

April 22
Ben Beattie

April 29
Carioca Soul

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