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All gigs begin at 8:30pm except where indicated on the bands page. Doors open from 7:00pm and food is served until 8:00pm. (Listed support gigs start at 7:30pm).

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Friday 4 December

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Saturday 12 December
Christmas Party - Alan Barnes Octet "The Christmas Carol Suite"

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Christmas Break

Friday 22 January 2016

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Friday 29 January 2016
Manhattan Sound Big Band

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Friday 5 February 2016
Iain Dixon / Les Chisnall Duo

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Friday 12 February
Graeme Wilson Quartet

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Recent Past Gigs

Friday 27 November
John Bailey Quintet (Jazz North)

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Friday 20 November
Matt Holborn Quartet (Jazz North) + Special guest appearance of improvising tap dancer Adele
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Friday 13 November
Ronnie Bottomley All Star Big Band
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Friday 6 November
Tom Cawley’s Curios
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Friday 30 October
Ivo Neame Quintet with Jim Hart and Tori Freestone
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Friday 23 October
Manjula – Singer Vanessa Rani’s band (Jazz North)
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Friday 16 October
Benn Clatworthy Quartet
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Friday 9 October
Andy Panayi Trio with Percy Pursglove and Andrew Bain
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Friday 2 October
Bugalu Foundation (Jazz North)
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Sunday 19 July
Mid-Summer Special Taster Gig
Manhattan Sound Big Band with Nikki Allen

Friday 5 June
Snake Davis' New Band
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Friday 29 May
Nikki Iles 50th Birthday tour - the Printmakers - with support
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Friday 22 May
Simon Spillett Quartet
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Friday 15 May
Perico Sambeat / Arnie Somogyi Quartet
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Friday 8 May - All ticket gig
Liane Carroll with Julian Nicholas and Jam Experiment
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Friday 1 May
Gascoyne / O'Higgins Quartet
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Friday 24 April
Wakefield Youth Jazz Orchestra (W Y J O)
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Friday 17 April
Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble
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"Thanks to a timely tip from my Stateside namesake New Jersey based jazz singer 'cousin' Maggie Worsdale, 'Jazz into Doncaster' treasurer Peter Robinson and I travelled to Wakefield to catch pianist JOHN COLIANNI'S QUARTET in action at the final gig of their fifteen date UK concert tour - and were most definitely not left disappointed!!" (Read more...) - C.J.Worsdale (Doncaster)

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