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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:

Sunday 20th May The Greyhounds, New workings of folk songs and originals

Wednesday 23rd May Edwin Miles, guitar and vocals with Andy Patterson on double bass, folk/jazz.

Sunday 27th May Tony Ormesher and Sue Yeo Raunchy ballads and blues

Sunday 3rd June Kohera, Modern jazz four-piece

led by saxist Callum Connell

Wednesday 6th June Counterpoint -Helen Pillinger, tenor sax and Carole Williams, keyboards, standards and originals

Sunday 10th June Stuart McCallum, guitar soundscapes

Sunday 17th June Quinta brass led modern jazz

Wednesday 20th June Alan Keary Trio, Alan on violin, cello, bass, electronics, John Ellis – Keys, Jack Mc Carthy – Percussion, cajon and other toys. String led improvisations.

Sunday 24th June In/Out trio, Paul Baxter, bass, Johnny Hunter drums, Stuart McDonald Sax, fine improvisations

Sunday 1st July The Magic Beans, superb covers of popular songs.

Wednesday 4th July Jozeph Roberts, host of Chorlton Folk Club’s weekly sessions performs and presents a double bill, two acts.

Sunday 8th July Sonorous, Originals and standards, guitar, bass, drums, keys and violin. Only four of them..

Sunday 15th July The Revival Room. Unearthing a body of tunes. Adam Fairhall (Krumar organ) Johnny Hunter(Drums) Mark Hanslip (Tenor Sax)

Wednesday 18th July Helen Pillinger (sax ), John Ellis (keys) sublime jazz standards

Sunday 22nd July Bridgewater Blues Band Rockin’ Chicago Blues

Sunday 29th July Nick Svarc Trio, Leeds based ace guitarist leads on jazz standards

Wednesday 1st August Alex Douglas Trio modern jazz and originals led by Alex on clarinet

Sunday 5th August Annie Long, classy songstress with swinging combo

Sunday 12th August Jodrellaires harmonious C&W, pop..

Wednesday 15th August Mark Greer and Clive Mellor, Country and Western, blues and gospel

Sunday 19th August Paul Farr Trio Guitar, led funky blues/jazz

Sunday 26th August Freddy Garner Quartet, piano led dynamic jazz

Wednesday 29th August Retrosettes, Sparky covers

Sunday 2nd September Steven Buckley Trio renowned guitarist with suitable accompaniment, blues/funk/jazz

Sunday 9th September Matt Owens Quartet Double bass led originals and the odd standard.

Wednesday 12th September Claire Roberts on violin and vocals, Alex Hill on keys, delightful jazz

Sunday 16th September Steve Oakes Quartet,

dynamic guitar and sax led jazz, originals and choice standards

Sunday 30th September Rum Bar Masses, Almost legendary ska/jazz band, bring your dancing shoes.

Wednesday 3rd October Jelly Sours, vocals and keys visiting blues and jazz in a unique style.

Sunday 7th October Zamani, township and favela influenced originals.

Sunday 14th October John Settle Quartet, vibraphone led modern jazz

Wednesday 17th October Nelson Podete, european folk music, guitar and vocals

Sunday 21st October Gary Boyle Quartet, legendary guitarist plays his originals and fusion standards

Sunday 28th october Uli Elbracht Trio, guitar led modern jazz

Wednesday 31st October Bim Williams Organ Trio, George Grundy on drums, David Burgoyne on organ

Sunday 4th November The Magic Beans Delightful covers of your favourite songs

Sunday 11th November Nichla Smith ace vocalist with suitable accompaniment

Wednesday 14th November Midnite Johnny Morana Rockin’ Rhythm n Blues

Sunday 18th November Unfurl, Olivia Moore on violin, Jim Faulkner on guitar, Gavin Barras on bass, eastern flavoured originals

Sunday 25th November Freddy Garner Quartet, keyboards led dynamic modern jazz

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