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April 2017

Saturday                                

1 Pat McCarthy Quartet      

Whorlton Village Hall, Whorlton, Barnard Castle        

1 Richard Bona        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

1 Soweto Kinch plus Nerija

53 Degrees Club, Brook Street, Preston

A great gig to catch saxophone and hip hop maverick Soweto Kinch - as he closes the new Preston Jam live music series - and to see rising stars Nerija (who provide support) – listen out in particular for the expert sax stylings from Nubya Garcia.       

1 Barb Jungr

Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport          

1 Gateshead Interntaional Jazz Festival: GoGo Penguin, Neil Cowley Trio and more         

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead      

1 Mia Webb and Roy Willis 

New Ship Inn, 403 Sunderland Road, Cleadon         

1 Brownfield-Byrne Hot Six

St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington  

Sunday                                   

2 Alison Rayner Quintet     

Colchester Jazz Club, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Colchester        

2 The Martin Dale Quartet  

The Royal British Legion Club, Tailyour Road, Crownhill, Plymouth 

2 Pat McCarthy Quartet      

Wark Town Hall and Mechanics Institute, Wark, Hexham    

2 Eric Ainsworth Trio          

The Spread Eagle Inn, Swaley Near Clitheroe          

2 Sun Ra Arkestra    

Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester        

2 Jeff Parker and The New Breed (evening) Sarah Weller (lunchtime)

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

2 Flying Machines   

St Lawrence Chapel, St Lawrence Lane, Ashburton

2 Mississippi Swamp Dogs

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

2 Barb Jungr

Selby Town Hall, York Street, Selby  

2 Earl Okin    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

2 GIJF: Tomasz Stanko, Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio, My Iris Quartet and more   

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead      

2 SK2 Jazz Orchestra          

Cinnamon Club, The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire       

2 Wild Card feat Graeme Flowers and Denys Baptiste  

Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, London W1        


Monday                                  

3 Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio    

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

3 Alfredo Rodriguez Trio    

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1         

3-4 Steve Coleman and Reflex       

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

3 Sascha Ley and Laurent Payfert

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

3 Flying Machines   

Beaver Inn, Irsha Street, Bideford     

3 Derek Nash and John Etheridge

Red Lion, 92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, Middlesex           

3 Ray Russell's 70th Birthday Gig

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Tuesday                                 

4 Customs House Big Band          

New Crown Hotel, Mowbray Road, South Shields    

4-6 John Mayall        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

4 Flying Machines   

The Western Hotel, Gabriel Street, St Ives   

4 Dan Reinstein and Dill Katz        

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

4 A Tribute to Bobby Wellins         

Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking 

Wednesday                            

5 Future Grooves    

Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne           

5 Blazing Flame Quintet     

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

5 Atila

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

5 Chris Sharkey Trio

Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne      

5-6 All Fired Up        

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Thursday                               

6 Shareef Clayton    

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

6 Engines Orchestra feat Femi Temowo  

Symphony Hall, Level 3 Foyer, Birmingham 

Friday                         

7 Lucy Mae   

Cinnamon Club, The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire       

7 Kansas Smitty's House Band     

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

7 Misha Gray

The Atrium Cafe Bar, Castle Hill, Clitheroe    

7 Sugar Sisters         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

7 The Late Trane      

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1         

7 Waller         

The Cube Deda, Chapel Street, Derby         

7 Mark Toomey Quintet      

Traveller's Rest, 2 West Auckland Road, Cockerton, Darlington     

7 Mambista Remembering Rico    

Portico Gallery, 23a Knights Hill, London SE27         

7 Graeme Wilson and Paul Edis    

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

7 Beverley Skeete    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

7 Pilgrimage feat Trope      

Hare & Hounds, High Street, Birmingham     

7 Rebecca Nash's Atlas      

Symphony Hall Café Bar, Symphony Hall, Level 3 Foyer, Birmingham        

Saturday                                

8 Konrad Wiszniewski and Euan Stevenson       

Nairn Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn

Well-known Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and pianist Euan Stevenson (both well known for leading New Focus) play through favourite standards from the jazz cannon – including special focus on the Duke Ellington back catalogue.

8 Richard Bona        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

8 Neema        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

8 Barb Jungr

New Greenham Arts, Greenham Business Park, Newbury 

8 Groove-a-Matics   

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland           

8 Benn Clatworthy  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Sunday                                   

9 Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra (evening) Elaine Delmar (lunchtime)           

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

9 Ian Shaw (evening) The Kingdom Choir (lunchtime) 

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

9 Jay Davis and Big Bad Wolf        

Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 


Monday                                  

10-11   Benny Golson feat Antonio Farao

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

10 Art Themen and Dave Warren   

Red Lion, 92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, Middlesex           

10 Arnie Somgyi's Jump Monk Quintet   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Tuesday                                 

11 Somi         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

11 Black Top with Thurston Moore

The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

11 Patricia Barber    

Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking 

Wednesday                            

12-13   Patricia Barber         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

12 Matt Ridley          

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

12 Emma Fisk and Paul Edis          

Witham, 3 Horse Market, Barnard Castle     

12 Alison Rayner Quintet   

Stratford Arthouse, 14 Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon  

12-13   Joey Defrancesco and The People

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

12 Simon Allen         

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

12 Wild Card Organ Trio     

Swansea Jazzland, St James Club, Swansea          

Thursday                               

13 Babmus   

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

13 Elliot Galvin Trio 

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1         

13 Chris Potter         

Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Manchester        

13 Arnie Somgyi's Jump Monk Quintet   

Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge 

13 Zoot Money plus Teresa Watson Band           

Newcastle Labour Club, Leazes Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

13 The Mo Pleasure Band   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Friday                         

14 Steve Melling and Art Themen 

VoiceBox, Foreman Street, Derby    

14 Nicola Farnon Trio         

Gala Theatre and Cinema, Millenium Place, Durham

14 Louis Moholo Moholo Quintet

Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8  

14 Chris Potter         

Parr Hall, Palmyra Square, Warrington         

14 Randolph Matthews       

Central Bar Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, London SE1           

14 Gilad Atzmon and Alan Barnes

Calstock Arts, Sand Lane, Calstock 

14-15 Chihiro Yamanaka Electric Trio The Spheres        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

14-17   Scott Hamilton Quartet      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

14 John Pope and Faye MacCalman         

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

14 King Bee  

Studio, Tower Street, Hartlepool        

14 Tony O'Malley     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Saturday                                

15 Keir Neuringer and Matt Wright feat Evan Parker      

Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8  

15 Chris Potter         

More Music, 13-17 Devonshire Road, Morecambe  

15 Gilad Atzmon      

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Sunday                                   

16 Wayne Hernandez          

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

16 Chris Potter         

Bradford Alhambra, Morley Street, Bradford 

16 The Humphrey Lyttelton Band 

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

16 Intakt Records Festival: Barry Guy      

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

16 Lickety Split        

Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon     

16 Georgina Barr Quintet   

Inkwell Arts, 31 Potternewton Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 


Monday                                  

17 Alan Barnes and Dave Newton 

Red Lion, 92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, Middlesex           

17 Alison Blunt, Veryan Weston, Hannah Marshall and Trevor Watts 

Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8  

17 IRF: Trevor Watts and Dieter Ulrich     

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

17 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion          

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

Tuesday                                 

18 Dominic Miller     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

18 IRF: Irene Schweizer and Louis Moholo-Moholo Duo          

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

18 Moor Mother plus Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson           

Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8  

18 Rick Simpson      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

18 Worldservice Project and Flying Machines     

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

18 Scott Hamilton Quartet 

Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking 

Wednesday                            

19 Alexander Stewart          

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

19 IRF: Irene Schweizer and Maggie Nicols Duo plus Omri Ziegele    

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

19-21   Eliane Elias   

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

19 Pixel          

Spice of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1

Touring their third album, the Norwegian quartet Pixel – comprised of double bassist/vocalist Andrea Wang, trumpeter Jonas Kilmork Vemoy, saxophonist Harald Lassen and drummer Jon Audun Barr – return to London with their atmospheric yet accessible sound.

Thursday                               

20 Sarah Gillespie    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

20-22   Brian Simpson         

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

20 Trish Ferrarin's Breaking Jazz  

Holmes Mill, Greenacre Street, Clitheroe      

20 IRF: Schlippenbach Plays Monk plus Omri Ziegele, John Edwards and Mark Sanders   

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

20 Partisans  

Derby Silk Mill Museum, Silk Mill Park, Full Street, Derby     

20 Alison Rayner Quintet   

The Castle Theatre, 10 Castle Way, Wellingborough

Friday                         

21 Nerija        

VoiceBox, Foreman Street, Derby    

21 Emma Fisk's Hot Club du Nord

Lubetkin Theatre, East Durham College, Willerby Grove, Peterlee  

21 Caetano Veloso and Teresa Cristina   

Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2    

21 IRF: Sarah Buechi, Lauren Kinsella, Hannah Marshall and John Edwards plus Schlippenbach Trio    

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

21 Barb Jungr          

The Plaza, Mersey Square, Stockport          

21 Ray Johnson and Richard Herdman   

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

21 Ruth Lambert Quartet   

Ushaw College, Durham        

21-22   Ray Gelato and the Giants 

Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, London SW16   

21 Protect the Beat  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

21 Alexander Stewart          

Music Room Pizza Express, 32 Earl Street, Maidstone       

Saturday                                

22 Big Chris Barber Band   

Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields     

22 Ezra Collective    

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

22 IRF: Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief plus Sarah Buechi's Shadow Garden

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

22 Brian Molley Quartet      

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne      

22 Alexander Stewart          

Pizza Express, Brindley Place, The Water's Edge, Birmingham      

Sunday                                   

23 The Messengers (evening) Phil Shotton's Swingshift Big Band (lunchtime)

Royal Clifton Hotel, Promenade, Southport   

23 Natalie Williams Soul Family (evening) The Jay Rayner Quartet (lunchtime)

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

23 Colin Stetson

The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

           

23 Nigel Clark

Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, Glasgow

23 IRF: Christoph Irniger Pilgrim plus Aki Takase and Ingrid Laubrock         

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

23 Kevin Fitzsimmons        

The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk      

23 Julian Arguelles with Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra 

Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Southampton       

23 Jumoke Fashola 

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

23 Darlington Big Band      

St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington  

23 Gwyneth Herbert

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

23 ElecTrio and Svarc-Hanley-Longhawn

Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds      


Monday                                  

24 Arinada feat Arild Andersen     

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

24 IRF: Stefan Aeby Trio plus Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall      

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

24 Quentin Collins and Mike Coates        

Red Lion, 92-94 Linkfield Road, Isleworth, Middlesex           

24 Tommy Blaize Band       

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Tuesday                                 

25-26   Nicholas Payton Trio          

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

25 Maria Chiara Argiro Group        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

25 GoGo Penguin    

Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol   

25 IRF: Florian Egli Weird Beard plus Steve Beresford and Julian Sartorius

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

25 Maine Street Jazzmen    

Jesmond Royal British Legion Club, West Jesmond Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne

           

25 Mark Lockheart   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

Wednesday                            

26 Simon Spillett     

Riverside, Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon    

26 IRF: Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman plus Drumsights          

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

26 Cheltenham Jazz Festival: Laura Mvula         

Big Top, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham   

Thursday                               

27 CJF: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Camilla George, Kansas Smitty's House Band and more    

Various Venues, Cheltenham

27 Pocket Jazz Orchestra   

Ship, Redmarshall, Darlington

27-29   Cymande      

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

27 Ribble Valley Jazz Festival: Get The Blessing, Jane Smith and more        

Various Venues, Clitheroe     

27 IRF: Pierre Favre plus Sylvie Courvoisier, Mark Feldman and Evan Parker

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16   

27 The Filthy Six      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

27 Sarah Gillespie Quartet 

Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge 

Vocalist Sarah Gillespie heads up this quartet that also features fine pianist Kit Downes and much-in-demand drummer James Maddren. Expect expertly crafted arrangements delivered via Gillespie’s beautiful vocals and engaging storytelling abilities.

27-30   Darlington Jazz Festival: Dave O'Higgins, Durham Alumni Big Band, Emma Fisk and more         

Various Venues, Darlington   

27 Strictly Smokin' Big Band         

Millstone, Haddricks Mill Road, South Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne       

27 Alison Rayner Quintet   

The Old Town Hall Arts Centre Cellar Club, Hemel Hempstead       

27 Dudley Nesbitt    

Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds      

Friday                         

28 Vein          

Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club, Eastmoor Road, Wakefield

28 Nicola Conte

The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

28 RVJF: Jazz Jamaica, Julie Edwards and more           

Various Venues, Clitheroe     

28 Dominic Halpin and The Honey Bs      

Cinnamon Club, The Firs, Altrincham, Cheshire       

28 CJF: Marius Neset, Seb Rochford, Will Young and more     

Various Venues, Cheltenham

28 Dean Stockdale Trio       

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland           

28 Samara     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

28 The Hans Koller Quartet

Red Lion UAB, Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham      

28-29   Acoustic Alchemy   

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

28 Jay Phelps Quartet         

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield     

28 Juliet Kelly           

Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden        

28 Telajeta    

Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1     

28 Tinariwen 

O2 Academy, 190 Cowley Road, Oxford      

Saturday                                

29 CJF: Mica Paris, Elliot Galvin Trio, The Necks and more      

Various Venues, Cheltenham

29 Brandon Allen Sextet     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

29 Celebrating Sinatra        

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1        

29 RVJF: YolanDa Brown, Soft Machine and more        

Various Venues, Clitheroe     

29 Ingrid Laubrock's Sleepthief    

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead      

29 Jay Phelps Quartet         

The Hop Pole, Welham Road, Retford          

29 Eliane Correa       

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1    

Sunday                                   

30 The Flycats          

Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds      

30 CJF: Kandace Springs, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chick Corea and more       

Various Venues, Cheltenham

30 Michelle John      

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10        

30 Strictly Smokin' Big Band         

Gateshead Rugby Football Club, Eastwood Gardens, Gateshead  

30 Lionel Loueke (evening) Richard Shelton (lunchtime)

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1  

30 Judi Jackson       

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

30 RVJF: Norma Winstone, Jay Phelps and more          

Various Venues, Clitheroe     

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