Scarborough Jazz Festival 2014


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Scarborough Jazz Festival returns in September 2014 for another weekend of fantastic music and entertainment.

Please visit jazz.scarboroughspa.co.uk/ for more information.


Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes appearing at this event

A key figure on the British jazz scene since the late 1970s, Alan Barnes' strong tone, assured improvisations and imaginative arranging technique have marked him out as one of the country's top players, respected by both his audience and fellow players alike. Alan has broadcast regularly over a ten-year period with the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra. He played on film and television soundtracks and jingles. In 2001 and 2006 Alan received the prestigious BBC Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year award.

See 2 tour dates featuring Alan Barnes

Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy appearing at this event

Over the past 25 years, Nigel Kennedy has become known as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos. His accomplished technique and unique talent have made him a star in the classical world, while his sense of humour and relaxed attitude have made him a popular figure amongst wider audiences.

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John Etheridge

John Etheridge appearing at this event

One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy. 'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).

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Dennis Rollins' Bad Bone And Co

Dennis Rollins' Bad Bone And Co appearing at this event

Best known for his work with Courtney Pine and the Jazz Warriors, Dennis Rollins brings a unique and exciting approach to the trombone in a repertoire of groove-based, funky dance music with jazz overtones. They won Radio 3's Jazz Line Up Award for 'best band'.

See Dennis Rollins' Bad Bone And Co tour dates

Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym Simcock appearing at this event

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers working on the British jazz scene today. With a long list of accolades to his name, he is the first jazz artist to be selected as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a style reminiscent of Keith Jarrett.

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Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell appearing at this event

Australian jazz vocalist specialising in be-bop vocals and scat singing and influenced by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Betty Carter. Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2006/7. Anita is among the most respected and acclaimed jazz singers on the UK scene. "A sugar-rush of listening pleasure" -(Jazzwise. "A singer who takes no prisoners" -The Times.

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Clark Tracey Quartet

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Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio

Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio appearing at this event

Generally acknowledged as the most exciting, entertaining and talented trombonist in Britain today, Dennis honed his skills with the National Youth Jazz Orchestras before joining Courtney Pine's pioneering 'Jazz Warriors'. The 'Velocity' Trio places Dennis alongside the funky drumming of Pedro Segundo and the groovy organ of Ross Stanley.

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Andrea Vicari's Jazz Extempore

This is a pan-european band with Croatian Elvis, Dutch/Indonesian Rico and Bulgarian Hristo joining Andrea , "one of the most brilliant young jazz musicians in the UK - an outstanding pianist and superbly fertile composer”as the Rough Guide to Jazz describes her. The band was formed during a cultural exchange with Croatia and is difficult to get together and tour for obvious reasons. Their music draws on the folk traditions from the cultures represented but with a full jazz flavour.

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Henry Lowther

Henry Lowther appearing at this event

Lowther is a trumpet player of formidable talent, and has been described by Jazz Journal as having no superiors amongst European jazzmen, and precious few anywhere. Henry has worked on the jazz scene with, amongst others, Mike Gibbs, John Taylor, John Surman, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler. He was a member of the Peter King Quintet for eight years and is one of only two or three trumpeters who have played lead trumpet with both Gil Evans and George Russell.

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Theo Jackson

Theo Jackson appearing at this event

Theo Jackson is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter whose original songs have a distinctive voice and incorporate a multitude of ideas and genres. Thoughtful, emotional and intelligent songs, a sense of fun and clear enjoyment of interaction with his audiences combine to make Jackson an engaging and charismatic performer. He has gained a reputation on the scene as a composer and performer of strikingly original songs combined with a captivating stage presence.

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Nathaniel Facey

Nathaniel Facey appearing at this event

Originally a student at RAM, Nathaniel was an original member of Tomorrow's Warriors, later joined Jazz Jamaica All Stars and more recently has received international exposure through his work with Empirical. Nathaniel is widely regarded as an inventive and mature musician, whose influences extend from Bebop through to Gospel and Soul. He has already recorded alongside Jack DeJohnette, Courtney Pine, Tim Garland and Gary Cosby among others.

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Time Zone

Time Zone thrives on the idea of crossing the lines between different rhythmic grooves/ musical languages/ cultures/ time zones, exploring the sounds which occur when two distinct musical elements collide, fuse and interact. Loz Speyer (trumpet) performing high-energy modern jazz with an individualistic take on the post-bop tradition. Their live set takes a long sideways look at traditional Cuban music, and then reconstructs it freely, ad lib, with jazz ears, in a way that somehow expresses the surreal complexity and contradictions of life in present day Cuba.

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Sarah Moule

Sarah Moule appearing at this event

A talented jazz vocalist known for her association with the late, great Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace (“one of the finest songwriting partnerships” - The Observer).

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Simon Wallace Trio

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Also Appearing

Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band, Ollie Howell Quintet, Paradox Ensemble

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