JAZZ GIGS & EVENTS
Ilkley Jazz Festival feat. Alina Bzhezhinska, Anita Wardell a.o., various venues, Ilkley, Yorkshire.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018
From Ilkley Jazz, 12/03/2018
With only 5 months to go till the start of the 5th Ilkley Jazz Festival, on 14th til 19th August we are getting quite excited about the way the festival is shaping up!
We are going to have 28 events across 10 venues in Ilkley town centre including 3 new venues to us, with our main acts in the Winter Gardens again this year.
We have 2 ladies headlining our festival, the amazing Jazz singer Anita Wardell visiting us on Friday 17th August, who has just moved back to Australia so this may be one of her rare appearances in the UK.
Our headline instrumental act on Saturday 18th is the Alina Bzhezhinska quartet, for her Yorkshire debut, who has been garnering fantastic reviews with her new quartet and album.
Alina - https://www.alina-harpist.com/
Anita - http://www.anitawardell.com/
We are also really excited as part of our 5th year celebration to be commissioning a one hour suite of music based on Ilkley and its landscape, from jazz composer Jamil Sheriff, which will have its first performance on Saturday 18th August which will be including the voice of Beverley Beirne in the band. We are documenting the progress on the web site here, so please take a look.
Special priced, weekend and day tickets are expected to go on sale 14th May at Ilkley visitor centre and on our website
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys a day of music typified by a spirit of international co-operation with performances by Romarna Campbell, Artephis, Tom Smith Septet, Maite Hontele, Pavel Zlamel's PQ and Adam Glasser
Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the resurgent Brecon Jazz Festival and performances by Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme, Hot Club Gallois, Ian Shaw, and the Festival Big Band led by Gareth Roberts.