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Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step. Every Sunday and Wednesday from 9 pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.

Coming up:

Wednesday 31st January Aidan Smith and Pals. Witty originals and old blues.

Sunday 4th February Will Tang Trio, funky jazzy blues combo.

Sunday 11th February Adam Fairhall solo keys, visiting old blues, ragtime piano-friendly ghosts..

Wednesday 14th February Ed Watt Trio, Valentines Night Special, Swinging standards

Sunday 18th February Sound of Thieves Bass and looped vocals

Sunday 25th February Lucy Lockwood quartet, swinging songster with hot combo

Wednesday 28th February Alex Douglas’ Hymnos – featuring some gospel influences

Alex Douglas: clarinet/Saxophone, Bim Williams: Guitar, George Burrage: double bass, George Grundy: drums

Sunday 4th March Tokyo Sauce, funky originals four piece.

Sunday 11th March Tim Franks Quartet, with Gary Boyle on guitar, dynamic modern jazz

Wednesday 14th March Midnite Johnny Morana, Rockin’ blues

Sunday 18th March Bim Williams Trio Masashi Hoshino: bass, George Grundy: drums, Bim Williams: guitar, tuneful contemporary jazz.

Sunday 25th March trio Ben Playford Trio, Pianist and vocalist Ben leads his swinging combo through classic songs.

Wednesday 28th March Nat Blooms, sassy singer/songwriter with accompaniment

Sunday 1st April Blue Pearl Quartet, an homage to Bud Powell.

Sunday 8th April Annie Long Classy singer, standards with hot combo

Wednesday 11th April Trilogy Acoustic ’70’s rock

Sunday 15th April Yiddlesticks, Klezmer – one schlep beyond!

Sunday 22nd April The Woodrooms, classic standards from ace singer with hot combo.

Wednesday 25th April Phil Davies, solo singer songwriter, very clever lyrics.

Sunday 29th April Trio Mike Ciaputa Trio, Brilliant jazz guitarist with accompaniment.

Sunday 6th May Andrzej Baranek Trio jazz rip-roaring jazz standards

Wednesday 9th May Mark Hanslip Trio modern jazz arrangements

Sunday 13th May Dean Stockdale Trio, superb pianist plays jazz standards with accompaniment

For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or email jazz@thehillarystep.co.uk


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Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary...