Scarborough Jazz

September-December 2019

Every Wednesday unless indicated otherwise.

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

September 4
Rafe’s Dilemma (Jamil Sheriff)
Inspired by Bolton playwright Bill Naughton, Rafe’s Dilemma depicts the emotional story of the play 'Spring and Port Wine’, its characters, family dynamic and political backdrop. Mixing improvised music and original songs this is an exciting set of music that takes you on a real journey. Jamil Sheriff (Electric Piano and Synthesiser), Katie Patterson (Drums and Percussion), Nel Begley (Voice), Sam Vicary (Bass). £7

September 11
Ben Beattie
Ben returns for his second gig at the club, a saxophonist who brings together an intriguing mix of atmospheric jazz, blue grooves and soulful ballads. With MG3 (Mark Gordon keys) £5

September 18
Alan Barnes & Jim Corrie
Our pre-festival cracker this year pairs two of the hottest saxophonists around. Alan is our festival compere without compare and an irrepressible musical force, Jim tours nationally and internationally with legendary rock and soul acts. Watch the sparks fly. Tickets can be reserved with Mike (01723 379818) or obtained from Record Revivals. £8

September 20-22
Scarborough Jazz Festival

September 25
Post festival siesta

October 2
Dave Clegg & Friends
The seven piece with a big band sound playing Dave’s arrangements of tunes from Count Basie, Buddy Rich and other big band classics along with modern jazz standards, with Gracie Falls on vocals. £5

October 9
Will Howard Quintet
Saxophonist Will Howard, one of newer regular guests known for his melodic inventiveness, this time brings his own band playing compositions inspired by the great bebop composers Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Tadd Dameron and Sonny Rollins, featuring Will (tenor sax), Will Blackstone (trumpet), Fergus Vickers (guitar) James Banner (bass) and Jordan Dinsdale (drums). £6

October 16
Easy Street
Scarborough Spa’s resident organist Howard Beaumont switches to piano to play with this band that’s built a strong local following playing the best and lesser known standards. Vocals by Roger Maughan with Bob Malinowski (bass), Lee Adams (drums) and special guest Graham Pinkney on vibes. £5

October 23
Zoe Gilby’s Pannonica
Zoe performs lyrical interpretations of the quirky but attractive compositions of legendary pianist/composer Thelonious Monk. Inspired by Carmen McRae’s album “Carmen Sings Monk”, with lyrics by Jon Hendricks, Abbey Lincoln and others, this is a compelling tribute sensitively performed by Paul Edis (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Richard Brown (drums) with Zoe’s unique vocal phrasing and deep appreciation of Monk and McRae’s work forming the highlight of an exceptional project. Zoe provides an informative, time line of Thelonious’s and Carmen’s careers including the fascinating story behind ‘Pannonica’. £7

October 30
Joel Purnell
Since emerging onto the British jazz scene in the late ‘90s saxophonist Joel has established a formidable reputation. ‘This is how the contemporary tenor ought to sound’ (Jazz UK). With MG3 (Graham Pinkney keys). £5

November 6
AC3
Back in action after a break (Tom’s arm), AC3 translate their shared love of jazz, funk, gospel and world music into irresistible foot-tapping rhythms and engaging melodies. Adam Carpenter (keyboards), Tom Townsend (drums) and Rowan Oliver (bass) play Adam’s original material. £5

November 13
Stony Jazz
Five of the best known musicians on the Scarborough scene come together to create an infectious good time blend of swing, jazz and Latin. Great vocals from Rich Adams front a line-up of Dave Kemp (sax), Mark Gordon (keyboards), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums). £5

November 20
Gordon Vernick
Respected the world over as a high calibre trumpet player, music educator and radio broadcaster this is Gordon’s second UK tour at the invite of Wigan Jazz Club and Youth Jazz Orchestra. He will be working with big bands, trios and duos as well as giving masterclasses and presentations. Gordon has performed with such jazz stars as Kenny Werner, Marc Copland, Clare Fischer and Randy Brecker. Gordon’s style is very much in the be-bop tradition, accompanied on this tour by three of our own top musicians, Martín Longhawn (piano), John Marley (bass) and Tim Carter (drums). £8

November 27
Ian Chalk + MG3
Often in a supporting role, tonight it’s a chance for one of our region’s leading musicians to take the solo spot and treat us to his mellow trumpet tone and sensitive improvisations. With MG3. £5

December 4
Jazz Aesthetic
Jazz Aesthetic return to Scarborough Jazz, bringing their usual blend of contemporary jazz and hard swinging bop. Since its formation in 2009 the band have played around the region, giving music students from the University of Hull a platform to showcase their talents. Expect lots of Art Blakey-inspired grooves from this band, as they explore the hard bop repertoire. £5

December 11
Players’ night
Another opportunity for members of our audience who play an instrument or sing to come on stage and perform a couple of numbers. A fun evening of diverse and surprising musical talents. MG3 is happy to provide backing. Please contact Mike Gordon (01723 379818) if you would like to take part. £5

December 18
Christmas Party with Seven Pieces of Silver (Paul Baxter)
This year’s Christmas Party will be accompanied in style by 7 Pieces Of Silver performing the music at the late great Horace Silver. It’s a great line-up with leader and bassist Paul Baxter, James Lancaster trumpet, Stuart MacDonald alto and baritone sax, Kyran Matthews tenor sax, Matt Ball trombone and Andrzej Baranek keys. There will be food and lots of fun. £7

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September - December 2019

September 4
Rafe’s Dilemma (Jamil Sheriff)

September 11
Ben Beattie

September 18
Alan Barnes & Jim Corrie

September 20-22
Scarborough Jazz Festival

September 25
Post festival siesta

October 2
Dave Clegg & Friends

October 9
Will Howard Quintet

October 16
Easy Street

October 23
Zoe Gilby’s Pannonica

October 30
Joel Purnell

November 6
AC3

November 13
Stony Jazz

November 20
Gordon Vernick

November 27
Ian Chalk + MG3

December 4
Jazz Aesthetic

December 11
Players’ night

December 18
Christmas Party with Seven Pieces of Silver (Paul Baxter)

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