Scarborough Jazz

September - December 2017

Music starts at 8.45pm.

Weds 6th September | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

AC3

The exciting music of prolific writer & piano virtuoso Adam Carpenter, brought to life with bassist Rowan Oliver and drummer Tom Townsend. The three friends bring together a love of jazz, funk, gospel and music from around the world to create a unique, foot-tapping sound that is irresistible and full of energy.

Weds 13th September | 8.45 pm | £4 on the door

Thom Whitworth

It’s unusual to find a player who is fluent and creative on a brass and a string instrument. Thom is equally at home on trumpet and guitar with influences including Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery. With MG3.

Weds 20th September | 8.45 pm | £8 on the door (£7 in advance*)

Dennis Rollins & Alan Barnes

In what has become a traditional pre-Festival warm-up, two of our best and best loved players team up again to get you in the mood. Award winning trombone star Dennis Rollins joins forces with the incomparable Alan Barnes on saxes and clarinet. A near-guaranteed sell-out.

22nd - 24th September

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival

We’re 15 this year!

I think we have a very special programme of top quality jazz for our fifteenth festival. Doesn’t time fly! We kick off a fantastic weekend of jazz with a bang not a whimper with the amazing New York Brass Band.

Full details here...

Weds 27th September

No gig (post festival recuperation).

Weds 4th October | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Jim Birkett & Emma Fisk

With a love of early jazz style, violinist Emma Fisk and guitarist Jim Birkett present an entertaining and virtuosic programme inspired by the great jazz violin and guitar partnership of Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang. This recently formed duo has been gaining rave reviews and capacity crowds at venues they’ve visited.

This is a Jazz North sponsored Northern Line band.

Weds 11th October | 8.45 pm | £8 on the door (£7 in advance*)

John Etheridge & Trio North

Since touring with Soft Machine and Stephane Grappelli in the 1970s, John has become one of Britain's best known contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and an extraordinary diversity of playing experience.

With inspirations ranging from Hank Marvin to Django Reinhardt, from Jimi Hendrix to Wes Montgomery, John rightly enjoys a glowing reputation throughout the jazz world and beyond. He has been described by Pat Metheny as ‘one of the best guitarists in the world’.

The trio includes Ben Crosland (bass) and Dave Tyas (drums), both well known to northern audiences having worked with many of the UK's finest jazz musicians.

Weds 18th October | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Mark Chandler & Kevin Holbrough

Mark and Kev brought their quintet earlier this year and are back as a duo. Mark is one of the UK’s top trumpeters and Kev is ‘one of a breed of new jazz trombone players making waves on the jazz scene.’

With MG3.

Weds 25th October | 8.45 pm | £4 on the door

Russell Henderson

Saxophonist Russell had a great reception last time he came to the Cask. He played lead alto on the Jamil Sheriff big band album Ichythyology and was a soloist on the BASCA award winning Green Seagull with the Tommy Evans Orchestra.

With MG3.

Weds 1st November | 8.45 pm | £4 on the door

Al Wood

One of our regulars, multi-instrumentalist (saxes and trumpet) Al Wood has worked with many top international bands and artists. He is always a great and popular attraction at Scarborough Jazz.

With MG3.

Weds 8th November | 8.45 pm | £8 on the door (£7 in advance*)

Christine Tobin Trio

Christine Tobin was voted ‘jazz vocalist of the year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Based between New York City and London. She is renowned for her unique rich voice and original compositional style, rooted in jazz and drawing on a broad range of influences.

With eleven highly acclaimed CDs and four major awards, MOJO Music Magazine wrote "Christine Tobin transcends genre-fication. Her expressive range acknowledges finely acquired folk, jazz and 20th-century classical influences. And everything is shot through with an unmistakable refinement, free-spirited earthiness and giddy romanticism. This singer-songwriter is in a field of one." With Phil Robson (guitar) and Dave Whitford (double bass).

Weds 15th November | 8.45 pm | £4 on the door

Toby Greenwood

A saxophonist whose compositions and playing show influences of Charles Mingus, Latin American and South African jazz. Expect a varied and interesting programme of jazz.

With MG3.

Weds 22nd November | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Dave Clegg & Friends

The return of an eight-piece band that creates big band sounds from a small front line thanks to the arranging skill of Dave Clegg, noted pianist and arranger for over 50 years, including some great vocals from Rich Adams.

Weds 29th November | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Jazz Aesthetic

Now a really big band. Jazz Aesthetic is a 12 piece band of music students from the University of Hull formed by Peter Elsdon, playing exciting contemporary jazz by the likes of Bob Mintzer, Michael Brecker, Michael League and Brian Blade, all arranged for the band by Peter.

Weds 6th December | 8.45 pm | £7 on the door (&6 in advance*)

Peter Oxley & Nicolas Meier

"When it comes to empathy this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection. Their roots lie in jazz, but they cover a whole bunch of genres – Latin, Middle Eastern, English pastoral and their own brand of simply music." (Dave Gelly, The Guardian).

For their live gigs, the Oxley-Meier Guitar Project aim to entertain by playing with a spontaneity and an intuitive interplay between them that keeps them fresh and fired up from gig to gig. They come to the performance with what they hope are the audience’s anticipations: to expect the unexpected.

Weds 13th December | 8.45 pm | £4 on the door

Players’ Night

Talking of expecting the unexpected, this is an opportunity for players and singers in the Scarborough area who frequent the club to strut their stuff. Come on down, your audience awaits.

MG3 happy to provide backing if required. Please ring Mike on (01723) 379818 if you are interested.

Weds 20th December | 8.45 pm | £7 on the door (£6 in advance*)

Christmas Party with Zoe Gilby Quartet

In an inspired piece of programming our Festive celebrations this year will be with the wonderful Zoe Gilby Quartet.

Zoe’s combination of friendly chat, heart-warming vocals and compelling originals written with her bassist husband Andy Champion, make her the perfect mistress of ceremonies, with Mark Williams on guitar and Richard Brown on drums.

And there will be food.

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Sep - Dec 2017

6th September
AC3

13th September
Thom Whitworth

20th September
Dennis Rollins & Alan Barnes

22nd-24th September
15th Scarborough Jazz Festival

27th September
No gig (post festival recuperation)

4th October
Jim Birkett & Emma Fisk

11th October
John Etheridge & Trio North

18th October
Mark Chandler & Kevin Holbrough

25th October
Russell Henderson

1st November
Al Wood

8th November
Christine Tobin Trio

15th November
Toby Greenwood

22nd November
Dave Clegg & Friends

29th November
Jazz Aesthetic

6th December
Peter Oxley & Nicolas Meier

13th December
Players’ Night

20th December
Christmas Party with Zoe Gilby Quartet

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* Advance tickets (when available) from The Cask, The Bookshelf on Victoria Road and Record Revivals, 20 Northway, Scarborough, YO11 1JL, telephone 01723 351983. Open Tue & Thu to Sat