Scarborough Jazz

May - August 2018

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

Weds 2nd May| 8.45 pm | £6 on the door

Ricardo Alvarez Quartet

The speedy return of this band following their club debut in January is a measure of how well they went down. Led by Chilean tenor man Ricardo, the band plays an enjoyable fusion of jazz and Latin American music including some excellent originals.

Ricardo Alvarez (tenor sax), Alec Robinson (piano), Emlyn Vaughn (bass) and John Settle (drums).

Weds 9th May| 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Dave Clegg & Friends

This seven piece band creates a great big band sound thanks to Dave’s arrangements and the sumptuous vocals of Rich Adams.

Ralph Alder and Steve Whitehead (saxes), Nigel Blenkiron (trumpet), Tony Turner (trombone), Dave Clegg (piano/arrangements), Bob Walker (bass) and Dave Pinkney (drums).

Weds 16th May| 8.45 pm | £7 on the door

Dean Masser/Pat McCarthy Band

Tenor saxophonist Dean and guitarist Pat met while touring with the Alan Barnes Octet Fish Tales project. They decided to form a smaller unit to explore the rapport they struck up on that tour. Adding Ed Harrison on bass and Caroline Boaden on drums created an instant chemistry.

Expect swing, interplay, standards and a couple of originals seasoned with appalling jokes.

Weds 23rd May | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Mark Chandler & Munch Manship

One of the UK’s top trumpet players Mark Chandler teams up with the legendary Manchester-based saxophonist Munch Manship for a class double act. With Mark Gordon (keyboard), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

Weds 30th Mayy | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Easy Street

Since its inception three years ago Easy Street has built a strong following, playing some of the best but lesser known standards. Although this is the band’s first visit to the club its members have played here with different line-ups.

The rich vocals of Roger Maughan are supported by Howard Beaumont (keyboards), Bob Malinowski (bass) and Lee Adams (drums).

Weds 6th June| 8.45 pm | 8 on the door

Ed Jones Quartet

Award winning saxophonist/composer Ed Jones returns to the quartet format with which he first made his name on the UK jazz scene over 25 years ago. Formed in 2011 inspired by the music of Wayne Shorter, the quartet has branched out to feature original compositions from Jones and bassist Riaan Vosloo, with outstanding support from Ross Stanley on piano and Tim Gilles on drums.

This date is part of a tour to coincide with the band’s new album ‘For Your Ears Only’. This is ‘freewheeling post-bop jazz with swagger’ (John Fordham, The Guardian).

Weds 13th June| 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Al Wood

Baritone and alto sax player Al is a regular guest at the club. He’s worked with many top bands including Maynard Ferguson, Ken Mackintosh and the BBC Big Band.

With the Mark Gordon trio.

Weds 20th February | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

AC3

Formed in 2016 in the rich microcosm of Scarborough’s music scene, Adam Carpenter (piano), Rowan Oliver (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums) share their love of jazz, funk, gospel and music from around the world.

Weds 27th February | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Kate Peters & Ian Chalk

You’d have to be a stranger in town not to already be a fan of this pair. Kate’s vocals, by turn raunchy, tender, belting, swinging, are perfectly complemented by Ian’s mellifluous, sensitive trumpet.

With Mike Gordon (piano), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

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

Kevin Holbrough

A highly respected jazz trombonist, Kevin, is noted for his unique style, sound and creativity, with a reassuring and in-depth command of all jazz styles.

With MG3.

Weds 11th July| 8.45 pm | 7 on the door

Agata

Some years ago Polish singer-songwriter Agata lived in Scarborough and was a popular performer at the Cask. She is now resident in France. Working with international musicians has helped her find her musical identity, a balance between her Slavic background and a passion to create music with no borders and songs which tell different stories.

Her new album of original songs, ‘French Connection’, has had excellent reviews in the French press. ‘The style oscillates between soul and jazz with elements of hip-hop’ (Citizen Jazz), ‘A new jazz diva’ (Ouest France).

With Edouard Leys (keyboards), Samuel Bellanger (bass) and Ronan Despres (drums).

Weds 18th July| 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Stuart MacDonald & John Settle

A return of this exciting saxophone/vibraphone duo. Stuart and John are both members of the exuberant New York Brass Band. Relaxed, funky joyfulness.

With MG3.

Weds 25th July| 8.45 pm |£5 on the door

Jim Birkett

House guitarist to our annual jazz festival, tonight is Jim’s chance to show his melodic improvisational skills. We expect a good crowd.

With MG3.

Weds 1st August | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Toby Greenwood

A chance this month to sample ‘three tenors’ back to back. First up, one of our regular guest saxophonists Toby Greenwood, whose influences range from Wayne Shorter and Charles Mingus to Latin American and South Africa jazz.

With MG3

Weds 8th August | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Will Howard

Next up is one of our new regular soloists. Will plays melodic lines in the jazz tradition (think Young, Webster) but with great inventiveness and freedom. ‘Everything about him marks him out as a generous talent.’ (Bebop Spoken Here).

With Peter Elsdon on keyboards, Bob Walker, bass and Tom Townsend, drums. 

Weds 15th August | 8.45 pm | £5 on the door

Jim Corry

Completing the tasting, Jim is a widely recognised and respected player on all the saxophones who is equally at home with funk and acid jazz and with performing at international jazz festivals. ‘Soulful saxophone, hot stuff!’ (The Guardian).

With MG3.

Weds 22nd August | 8.45 pm | £6 on the door

Firebird Quartet

It’s been a long wait since this popular quartet led by trumpeter Ian Chalk played at the club, performing original compositions and music from great contemporary jazz composers with creative energy and foot tapping grooves that everyone enjoys.

With Martin Longhorn (keyboard), John Marley (bass) and Tim Carter (drums). This gig has been individually sponsored.

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

Frank Brooker

We round off the season with another club favourite. Frank cut his musical teeth in the trad boom of the 60s and has been developing his melodic mastery and relaxed swing on the tenor sax and clarinet ever since.

With MG3.

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May - August 2018

Weds 2nd May
Ricardo Alvarez Quartet

Weds 9th May
Dave Clegg & Friends

Weds 16th May
Dean Masser/Pat McCarthy Band

Weds 23rd May
Mark Chandler & Munch Manship

Weds 30th May
Easy Street

Weds 6th June
Ed Jones Quartet

Weds 13th June
Al Wood

Weds 20th June
AC3

Weds 27th June
Kate Peters & Ian Chalk

Weds 4th July
Kevin Holbrough

Weds 11th July
Agata

Weds 18th July
Stuart MacDonald & John Settle 

Weds 25th July
Jim Birkett

Weds 1st August
Toby Greenwood

Weds 8th August
Will Howard

Weds 15th August
Jim Corry

Weds 22nd August
Firebird Quartet

Weds 29th August
Frank Brooker

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