Thursday 16 November, 2017

Festival! Joy Ellis Band
£12
£10 concessions, £5 students

Singer and pianist Joy Ellis embraces a passion for jazz and a love of groove and dance music. Her classical roots as a pianist and acute observations about life in London and as a singer-songwriter are delivered with an easy sense of swing and joy. She has everything that lovers of classic jazz singing (and piano playing) yearn for: a natural tone, clear diction and a real engagement with the ... + more ...

Friday 17 November, 2017

Festival! Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

A supergroup fronted by alto saxophonist, Martin Kershaw, and trumpeter, Colin Steele, playing the music of Cannonball and Nat Adderley: soulful, funky swinging jazz with passionate solos and catchy tunes. Paul Harrison (piano), Brian Shiels (bass) and Tom Gordon (drums). + more ...

Festival! Jaimeo Brown's Transcendence: Work Songs

Exuberantly inventive jazz - this year's Innovation winner at the Jazz FM Awards.  “One of the most exciting, experimental, and important albums set to drop this year” (Vice). Cinematic in scope, the music weaves samples of legacy folk-recordings and hip-hop beats celebrating the human sprit and struggle with warmth, integrity and hope. Jazz drummer Brown is joined by Jaleel Shaw’s tenor sax and Chris Sholar's guitar and their collaborator credentials include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Q-Tip, Geri Alle, ... + more ...

Saturday 18 November, 2017

Festival! Blues Afternoon: Blind Boy Paxton, The Troublemakers

Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues and has been acclaimed as the most sensational newcomer in the blues in many years. He plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano and a handful of other instruments and mixes it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, blues and lots more. The Troublemakers close the show. Blues n’Trouble front-men, Tim Elliot and Sandy ... + more ...

Festival! The Mouse Outfit

Fronted by UK hip-hop legend Dr Syntax and verbal acrobats Dubbul O & Ellis Meade, this 9–piece band’s horn heavy and funk driven live show combines original grooves with medleys of classic hip-hop, b-boy and funk breaks spiced with jaw-dropping lyrical acrobatics. Their music combine lost classic sounds from the golden age of hip-hop, with soul, jazz and reggae influences. The Mouse Outfit’s eclectic style is tinged with some extremely tight ... + more ...

Sunday 19 November, 2017

Festival! Jazz Brunch with Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

Booking link announced soon. The swingiest, happiest of 20s and 30s jazz from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the clarinet and saxophone of John Burgess; the banjo and guitar of Ross Milligan; and the ever swinging bass of Andy Sharkey. Plus a two course brunch from the award-winning Carmelite chefs. New reserved seating plan in operation + more ...

Festival! Becca Stevens Band

Acclaimed by The New York Times and heralded as the successor to Joni Mitchell, the Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, band-leader and multi-instrumentalist delivers spellbinding performances. Combining personally-charged songwriting and impassioned vocals, she draws upon elements of pop, jazz, and traditional Appalachian folk from her native North Carolina to create vivid, adventurous arrangements of covers from Steve Winwood to Frank Ocean via Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder. + more ...

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2018 Dates Announced

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Provisional dates for 2018 have just been announced: 14 - 18 March 2018. Make sure to add these to your diary! If you would like to make sure you don't miss any important announcement, please sign up to our mailing list (see bottom of the + MORE

Here Come the Women

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The history of jazz music is very male, and for women it's hard to chip into that nostalgia which fuels commercial music festivals, the decades of a male-dominated industry.  The + MORE

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