Scarborough Jazz

May - August 2019

Every Wednesday unless indicated otherwise.

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

May 1       
Thom Whitworth
We kick off our summer programme with one of our regular guests. Multi-instrumentalist Thom excels on trumpet and guitar and delivers vocals in the style of Chet Baker. With MG3. £5

May 8      
Artephis
This Manchester based jazz-rock quintet comprises some of the North's most creative young musicians who take a jazz quintet line-up in innovative directions. ‘An outstanding band of young musicians’ (Jazz North). ?Aaron Wood (trumpet/flugelhorn/electronics), James Girling (electric/flamenco guitars), Ali Roocroft (piano/keyboard), Alasdair Simpson (bass) and Matt Brown (drums). The band is part of Jazz North’s Northern Line Project. £5

May 15     
Chris Hodgkins International Quartet
An outstanding Anglo/American quartet led by award winning trumpeter Chris Hodgkins. For this tour he has recruited  Jinjoo Yoo, ‘one of the most exciting pianists on the scene in New York’, Wayne Wilkinson, ‘one of the best, most underrated jazz guitarists in the USA’ and bass player Alison Rayner, winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Award 2018 for Best Ensemble. Their music comprises a mixture of standards and originals specially written for this tour celebrating famous musicians the band members have played with. £7

May 22     
Jon Taylor
Saxophonist, flautist, vocalist, Jon aims to spread a little joy with his extensive repertoire of standards, jazz classics, latin and blues, plus his own material. With Mike Gordon Trio (MG3) £5

May 29     
Martin Jones & Matt Smith
Trumpeter/vocalist Martin and saxophonist Matt combine their huge experience in jazz, theatre, cabaret, blues and soul to delight and entertain. With MG3. £5
 
June 5      
Al Wood & Trevor Vincent
Twice winner of the BBC Big Band Competition for best soloist, baritone/alto saxophonist Al joins forces with multi-instrumentalist Trevor (trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone) on jazz classics. With MG3 £5.

June 12     
Jim Birkett  
One of the best known figures on Scarborough’s jazz scene and with good reason, our Festival house guitarist always draws a crowd. With MG3 £5

June 19     
Mark Chandler & Dan Brunskill  
Top trumpet/flugelhorn player Mark Chandler teams up with 2016 semi-finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of The Year Competition, saxophonist Dan Brunskill. Mark has worked with a host of big names in jazz and popular music. Dan is currently touring with the hip-hop big band Abstract Orchestra. With MG3 £5

June 26     
Trio North with John Etheridge
Since touring with Soft Machine and Stephane Grappelli in the 1970s John has become one of the UK’s best known contemporary guitarists with an awesome technique and a diversity of playing experience that encompasses the jazz, rock and classical worlds. He has appeared with greats from Barney Kessel and Dizzy Gillespie to John Williams and Nigel Kennedy. ‘One of the best guitarists in the world’ (Pat Metheny). The other members of Trio North are Ben Crosland (bass), who appeared at the club with his own trio last year, and Dave Tyas (drums). £7

July 3      
Kevin Holbrough 
Kevin is a highly respected jazz trombonist who uses his full command of all the jazz styles to create his own unique, personal approach. With MG3. £5

July 10     
AC3
Three musicians who share a love of jazz, funk, gospel and world music create foot tapping rhythms and engaging melodies. Using original material by one of our region’s finest pianists, Adam Carpenter, the trio develop an intimate interplay between Adam on keyboards, Rowan Oliver on bass and Tom Townsend on drums. £5

July 17     
Tina Featherstone
Regular guest Tina loves an instrument oddly neglected in today’s jazz, the clarinet, alongside her tenor sax and flute, covering styles from New Orleans to Latin and modern jazz. With MG3. £5

July 24     
Julie Edwards Band       
It’s over 10 years since Kevin put down the sax in favour of guitar and bass, but having rediscovered his love of the instrument he’s back in the swing, playing with renewed vigour. Still happily working together almost 20 years on, vocalist Julie and Kevin are ably supported by Edward Barnwell on keyboard, Paul Chamberlain on bass and Tim Franks on drums. £7

July 31     
Derrick Harris
Derrick’s clean, crisp guitar style is ‘inspired by the likes of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green but with a sound of his own’ (Scott Yanow). With MG3. £5

August 7      
John Settle & Stuart MacDonald 
As members of the New York Brass Band John and Stuart exude confident exuberance combined with top class musicianship. John’s fluency on vibes owes something to Milt Jackson and Stuart is well known to Scarborough audiences for his consummate saxophone playing on everything from sensitive ballads to rocking riffs. With MG3. £5

August 14    
Jamie Taylor 
One of the UK’s most respected jazz guitarists, Jamie’s distinctive style mixes the swinging lyricism of Lester Young with the fiery bebop phrasing of players like Tal Farlow and Barney Kessel. With MG3 £5

August 21
Players’ Night
An opportunity for members of our audience who play or sing to shine their light and perform a couple of numbers. A night for surprises and emerging talent. The trio is happy to provide backing. Please contact Mike Gordon (01723 379818) if you would like to take part. £5

August 28
Nicola Farnon Trio
For the final gig in this programme we are delighted to welcome vocalist/bassist Nicola Farnon. Nicola is a class act with a passionate and swinging style, outstanding personality and a charismatic stage presence, with an ability to adapt her performance to captivate and embrace any audience. The band's arrangements are all done by her, along with melodic and extremely catchy originals. The trio incudes Piero Tucci on sax and piano and Phil Johnson on drums and percussion. £7

Scarborough Jazz is 35 years old! Celebration Sunday 21st July.
We think it’s an amazing achievement to have been running fifty nights a year for so long. It’s worth a celebration! And that’s what we’ll be doing down at the Spa on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 21st July. There’ll be some great music from Dennis Rollins and Vibeology, the New York Brass Band, AC3 and more. And it’s all free so get this date in your diary. More details to come.

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May - August 2019

May 1
Thom Whitworth

May 8
Artephis

May 15
Chris Hodgkins International Quartet

May 22
Jon Taylor

May 29
Martin Jones & Matt Smith

June 5
Al Wood & Trevor Vincent

June 12
Jim Birkett  

June 19
Mark Chandler & Dan Brunskill  

June 26
Trio North with John Etheridge

July 3
Kevin Holbrough 

July 10
AC3

July 17
Tina Featherstone

Sun July 21
5th birthday celebration at the Spa

July 24 
Julie Edwards Band       

July 31
Derrick Harris

August 7
John Settle & Stuart MacDonald 

August 14
Jamie Taylor 

August 21
Players’ Night

August 28
Nicola Farnon Trio

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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