There a 4 superb gigs to look forward to this coming season: book early for them - see Gigs section of this website for details. They are at Beeston, Worksop, Southwell and West Bridgford libraries. Pick up a flyer at your local library or download a pdf version here.
Gigs for Live in the Libraries – Jazz Steps in collaboration with Inspire; start 7.30 pm. Tickets £10 full / £8 concessions, available from the libraries and online
The Big Easy
Beeston Library – Monday 10 September; Worksop Library – Tuesday 11 September; Southwell Library – Wednesday 12 September; West Bridgford Library – Thursday 13 September
The Big Easy’s dynamic, energetic and often virtuosic performances make them great to watch and perfect for dancing; their high-energy swing interspersed with moments of soulful-melancholy will get your toes tapping and onto the dance floor.
Wendy Kirkland: Piano Divas
Beeston Library – Monday 22 October; Worksop Library – Tuesday 23 October; Southwell Library – Wednesday 24 October; West Bridgford Library – Thursday 25 October
Wendy Kirkland (piano/voice) Pat Sprakes (guitar) Paul Jefferies (bass) Stevie Smith (drums)
Piano Divas celebrates the music of jazz piano-playing singers such as Diana Krall, Nina Simone and Elaine Elias and Jazzwise magazine commended her CD Piano Divas – that has had extensive airplay on national radio - as a “refreshing tribute”. An evening to captivate and entertain.
‘Proper jazz piano…an excellent band…A very classy debut [CD]’ Dave Gelly 4* review in the Observer
Beeston Library – Monday 19 November; Worksop Library – Tuesday 20 November; Southwell Library – Wednesday 21 November; West Bridgford Library – Thursday 22 November
Mellow Baku (vocals) Barry Lee (keyboard) Mark Trounson (bass) Andy Ferguson (drums)
Mellow Baku performs popular jazz standards, American songbook repertoire and instrumentals, with fresh takes on known classics, at times with new and original lyrics. Mellow Baku’s voice is described as ‘sublime’, inspiring audiences with heartfelt, soulful jazz and blues.
The Andrew Wood Trio with Chris Young: Exploring Sinatra’s Repertoire
Beeston Library – Monday 10 December; Worksop Library – Tuesday 11 December; Southwell Library – Wednesday 12 December; West Bridgford Library – Thursday 13 December
Andrew Wood (drums) Chris Young (alto) Matthew Ratcliffe (piano) Martyn Spencer (bass)
The Andrew Wood trio is a classic jazz piano trio, joined here by superb Birmingham-based alto saxophonist Chris Young - together exploring some of the classy catalogue of music made famous by Frank Sinatra. This tight-knit trio has performed alongside Tina May, Dave O'Higgins, Julian Siegel, Tony Kofi and Dennis Rollins amongst many other outstanding soloists.
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