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Archive 10 210521-110621

Rory Ingham Quartet
Nicola Farnon Quartet
Alan Barnes Quartet
ORB – Richard Ormrod/Pete Rosser/Paul Baxter

Rory Ingham Quartet

Friday 21 May 2021

Rory Ingham - wakefieldjazz.orgKicking off the return of live jazz to Wakefield is the ever-popular Rory Ingham with a special quartet of up-and-coming musicians. Originally from Wakefield, Rory is a rising star of UK jazz, already recognised in the British Jazz Awards and Jazzwise magazine, as well as the youngest artist to be currently endorsed by the prestigious Michael Rath Trombones. Fresh from his 100 days of early-morning trombone workouts on Instagram, Rory will be joined by the similarly-lauded Yorkshire-born vibraphonist Jonny Mansfield. Melodic and intuitive contemporary jazz.




Rory Ingham – trombone
Jonny Mansfield – vibes
Sam Quintana – bass
Luke Tomlinson – drums

Nicola Farnon Quartet

Friday 28 May 2021

Nicola Farnon - wakefieldjazz.orgAnother firm favourite at Wakefield Jazz, singer and double bass player Nicola Farnon is returning for an evening of classic jazz standards and a few originals, with an excellent northern-based quartet. Expect an engaging evening of melody and polish, with heartfelt solos from alto saxist Jim Corry, most recently seen here with Adrian Knowles’ Sound of ’59.




Nicola Farnon – vocals/bass
Jim Corry – tenor sax
Richard Wetherall – piano
Phil Johnson – drums

Alan Barnes Quartet

Friday 4 June 2021

Alan Barnes - wakefieldjazz.orgAn enormously welcome return to Wakefield Jazz for the inimitable and uniquely popular Alan Barnes, backed by an exceptional rhythm section. Fluent and passionate jazz, inspired by bebop, both respectful of the history and forging ahead into the future.

“…phenomenal stylistic range…” – Dave Gelly

“…consummate musicianship and deadpan humour…” – John Fordham.




Alan Barnes – alto + bari sax/clarinet
Robin Aspland – piano
Simon Thorpe – bass
Alfonso Vitale – drums

Alan Barnes Quartet 4/6/21 – Monk’s Dream (T. Monk)

Alan Barnes Quartet 4/6/21 – Chili Pepper (A. Pepper) (sax solo)

ORB – Richard Ormrod/Pete Rosser/Paul Baxter

Friday 11 June 2021

Pete Rosser - wakefieldjazz.orgImprovisation, openness and interplay will be the watchwords in this collaboration between Wakefield Jazz promoter Pete Rosser and Leeds-based multi-reeds virtuoso Richard Ormrod (aka Stanley Quarantine on Bandcamp), augmented by Halifax bassist Paul Baxter. With a nod to the ground-breaking Giuffre-Bley-Swallow trio of the early 1960s, there will be Latin American protest songs, South African township jazz, Monk-ish explorations and some catchy originals, all played with humour and intensity. As with all the best jazz, expect the unexpected.


Richard Ormrod – clarinet/baritone sax/guitar
Pete Rosser – piano
Paul Baxter – bass

(There are also 3 more clips on our YouTube channel)

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