John Pope Quintet
Caroline Boaden Fourtet



Friday 1 October

Ubunye - www.wakefieldjazz.orgUbunye (oneness) unites singers from Kwa Zulu Natal with musicians from Leeds in an inspirational blend of styles and cultures. High energy beats and traditional vocals sounds combine with Jazz and Gospel and morph into new contemporary styles. At times it’s energetic at other times delicate and quiet.

High energy African beats and traditional sounds morph into more contemporary African musical styles. All that and the jazz skills of this established quartet. Bring it on!

“It’s a soulful, goose bump inducing experience.” – Manchester Jazz Festival

“no one who hadn’t heard them perform before could quite anticipate the ways in which Ubunye would be remarkable” – Wakefield Jazz

Ubunye - www.wakefieldjazz.orgNokuthula Zondi-Kamudyariwa – vocals
Xolani Mbatha – vocals
Thandanani Gumede – vocals
Dave Evans – keyboards
Kenny Higgins – bass
Sean Hunt – drums
Liam DeTar- guitar

Website: www.ubunye.co.uk

Ubunye will be releasing their debut album early in 2022.

John Pope Quintet

Friday 8 October

John Pope - www.wakefieldjazz.orgOpenhearted quintet led by Newcastle bassist/composer John Pope, with earworm tunes and shades of Ornette Coleman’s freewheeling collective style.

John Pope – bass
Jamie Stockbridge – alto sax
Faye McCalman – tenor sax/clarinet
Graham Hardy – trumpet
Johnny Hunter – drums

Website: www.johnpopebass.co.uk


Caroline Boaden Fourtet

Friday 15 October

Caroline Boaden - www.wakefieldjazz.orgStylish and intelligent jazz from some of Yorkshire’s finest musicians, led by drummer Caroline Boaden, featuring originals and classics, from Monk to Joni Mitchell.

Caroline Boaden – drums
Stella Midgley – vocals/guitar/lap steel
Jamil Sheriff – piano
Ed Harrison – bass

Website: click here to visit



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