Snake Davis Trio
Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock
Pete Oxley-Nicolas Meier Quartet
Huw Warren Trio plus Iain Ballamy
Steve Fishwick / Alex Garnett Quartet
Flying Machines
Artpipes EV present “North By North West”: Tria Lingvo and Mike Walker
The Tony Woods Project
Bonsai (Jam Experiment)
Wakefield Big Band + local jazz showcase
Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet
Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait)
Ronnie Bottomley’s All-Star Jazz Orchestra

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Snake Davis Trio

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Friday 22 February 2019

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Snake Davis - wakefieldjazz.org

Superstar session sax-man Snake Davis teams up with long time cohort and best buddy Johnny Thirkell and guitarist Mark Creswell for an evening of gorgeous mellow music infused with jazz, soul and pop. Expect beautiful music, banter and fascinating tales.
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Snake Davis – sax
Johnny Thirkell – trumpet
Mark Creswell – guitar

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Website: www.snakedavis.rocks

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Tommy Smith and Brian Kellock

Friday 1 March 2019

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Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to make a beautiful and imaginative duo, performing classic jazz standards and Broadway melodies from the great American songbook.
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Tommy Smith OBE – tenor sax
Brian Kellock – piano

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Website: www.tommysmith.scot/ts/tommy-smith-brian-kellock
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Pete Oxley-Nicolas Meier Quartet
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Friday 8 March 2019

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A dazzling display of spontaneity and intuitive interplay – from Turkish panache through Latin America to English pastoralism. Pete and Nicolas are regular visitors to Wakefield Jazz for a reason.
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Pete Oxley – guitars
Nicolas Meier – guitars
Raph Mizraki – bass
Paul Cavaciuti – drums

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Website: www.meiergroup.com/oxley-meier


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Huw Warren Trio plus Iain Ballamy

Friday 15 March 2019

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Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for lyrical, innovative and eclectic music-making over a thirty year career. As a bonus tonight, we also have another youthful veteran Iain Ballamy playing alongside Huw’s regular trio.
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Iain Ballamy – tenor/soprano sax
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet/bass
Zoot Warren – drums

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Website: https://huwwarren.wordpress.com

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Steve Fishwick / Alex Garnett Quartet

Friday 22 March 2019

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Steve Fishwick - wakefieldjazz.org

Manchester-born identical twins Steve and Matt are joined by our old friend Alex Garnett and New York bassist Mike Karn to play evangelical hard bop – as approved by Wynton Marsalis himself.
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Steve Fishwick – trumpet
Alex Garnett – tenor sax
Mike Karn – bass
Matt Fishwick – drums

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Website: http://stevefishwickjazz.com
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Flying Machines

Friday 29 March 2019

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Alex Munk - Flying Machines - wakefieldjazz.org

This is a launch tour for their album New Life – a fusion of jazz and soaring progressive rock, with anthemic melodies and luscious soundscapes. Pianist Matt was a regular Wakefield Jazz devotee as a teenager, and is now very much part of the national scene.
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Alex Munk – guitar
Matt Robinson – piano/keyboards
Conor Chaplin – elec bass
Dave Hamblett – drums

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Website: http://flyingmachinesband.com
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Artpipes EV present “North By North West”: Tria Lingvo and Mike Walker

Friday 5 April 2019

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Mike Walker and Tria Lingvo - wakefieldjazz.org

Manchester meets Germany in a spellbinding international collaboration. The band’s name Tria Lingvo is Esperanto for “third language”, and the aim is to combine aspects of jazz with elements of ethnic music to form a new common language. Mike needs no introduction to a club he has been playing at since it was founded in 1987.

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Mike Walker – guitar
Johannes Lemke – sax
André Nendza – bass
Christoph Hillmann – drums
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tria lingvo
c/o Johannes Lemke
Bartmannstr. 97
D-50226 Frechen
+49 2234 9797511
+49 160 90719061
www.trialingvo.de

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North by Northwest - wakefieldjazz.org

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Website: www.mike-walker.co.uk

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Website: http://trialingvo.com/index.htm

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The Tony Woods Project

Friday 3 May 2019 +

Support from Ophelia (from Leeds College of Music) from 7:30 pm
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Tony Woods - wakefieldjazz.org

The Project has toured the UK many times with the support of Jazz Services. Tony’s music draws from jazz, folk and classical, to produce a melodic folk-inspired and uplifting performance, with wonderful collective empathy.

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Tony Woods – alto/soprano sax
Anthony Kerr – vibes
Mike Outram – guitar
Andy Hamill – bass
Milo Fell – drums

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Website: https://tonywoods.org/project

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Support: Ophelia (from Leeds College of Music) from 7:30 pm

Lucy Everatt – Vocals
Sam Baker – Trumpet
Rory Mann – Guitar
Marcus Cain – Bass
Jo Miekle – Drums

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WJC Festival 2019 - wakefieldjazz.org


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Bonsai (Jam Experiment)

Friday 10 May 2019

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Support from Musica Shelley Big Band from 7:30 pm
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Bonsai - wakefieldjazz.org

A homecoming gig for the Ingham brothers, Wakefield’s latest rising jazz stars, in a band embracing pop, jazz-funk and R&B. They will undoubtedly be playing music from their new album about to be recorded in early 2019. Oh… and they’ve changed their name to Bonsai.

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Rory Ingham – trombone
Dom Ingham – violin/vocals
Toby Comeau – piano/keyboards
Joe Lee – bass
Jonny Mansfield – drums

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Website: www.jamexperiment.com

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WJC Festival 2019 - wakefieldjazz.org


Wakefield Big Band + local jazz showcase

Friday 17 May 2019

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Wakefield Big Band - wakefieldjazz.org

Classic and contemporary big band sounds. Rehearsing here at the Sports Club, they went down a storm at last autumn’s Marsden Jazz Festival.
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Andrew Shilton – director.
Featuring Charlie Wells – vocals
Plus a first outing for the Wakefield Jazz Workshop, run by Pete Rosser
Plus other local musicians

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4 acts:
(1) Richard Ormrod (saxes/clarinet) and Pete Rosser (piano) – freewheeling standards!
(2) Trio: Poppy Wald-Harding (alto sax), Harry Souter (guitar) & Tom O’Brien (piano) – young local musicians play jazz and pop classics
(3) Wakefield Jazz Workshop Orchestra
(4) Wakefield Big Band

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Website: www.facebook.com/wakeybb

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WJC Festival 2019 - wakefieldjazz.org


Henry Lowther Still Waters Quintet

Friday 24 May 2019 +

Support from Nefaerious (from Leeds College of Music) from 7:30 pm
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Henry Lowther - wakefieldjazz.org

A British jazz supergroup, celebrating Henry’s 50 years of quietly passionate music-making. Distinguished in both jazz and classical music, his career reads like a who’s who of the British music business.

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Henry Lowther – trumpet
Pete Hurt – tenor sax
Barry Green – piano
Dave Green – bass
Paul Clarvis – drums

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Website: www.henrylowther.com

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Support: Nefaerious (from Leeds College of Music) from 7:30 pm
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Genevieve Begley – Vocals
Tom Woodhouse – Guitar
Billy Sims – Bass
Bob Henderson – Drums

 

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Chris Ingham Quartet (Getz: a Musical Portrait)

Friday 31 May 2019 +

Support from Adele Joel 7:30 pm
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Chris Ingham - wakefieldjazz.org

Chris brought his exploration of the music of Dudley Moore a while ago, and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve brought him back with a tribute to the lyrical giant of jazz saxophone Stan Getz.

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Mark Crooks – tenor sax
Chris Ingham – piano
Arnie Somogyi – bass
George Double – drums

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Website: www.chrisingham.co.uk/getz-a-musical-portrait

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Support at 7.30pm Adele Joel
Adele is an improvising tap dancer who danced into our hearts a few years ago, and since then has been performing and teaching throughout Europe and America.
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WJC Festival 2019 - wakefieldjazz.org


Ronnie Bottomley’s All-Star Jazz Orchestra

Friday 14 June 2019

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Ronnie Bottomley - wakefieldjazz.org

Legendary bandleader’s 90th birthday celebrations, with 18 of the north’s finest jazz musicians. Ronnie, who was the inaugural winner of the Jazz Yorkshire Lifetime Achievement Award, continues to say that every gig may be his last outing as a bandleader, so it will be very special.

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Director/Arranger – Ronnie Bottomley
Trumpets: Dale Gibson, Gareth Smith, Trevor Vincent, Ian Chalk
Trombones: Brian Archer, Lee Hallam, Kevin Holborough, Chris Hibbard (bass)
Saxes: Jim Corry (as/ss), James Russell (as/cl/fl), Joel Purnell (ts), Simon Kaylor (ts/cl/fl), Rod Mason (bari)
Piano – Graham Hearn
Guitar – Derrick Harris
Bass – Adrian Knowles
Drums – Dave Walsh

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Website: http://ronniebottomley.co.uk


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