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Shrewsbury Jazz Network - Jazz in Shropshire listings, May 2018.

Monday, May 07, 2018


SHREWSBURY JAZZ NETWORK LISTINGS:
JAZZ IN SHROPSHIRE
MAY 2018
 

This is the latest monthly SJN listing for jazz gigs in Shropshire. We try to make sure that all the information we send is accurate and up-to-date. However, cancellations do happen, we sometimes receive inadequate information and we can make mistakes! So if you need to be sure, check for yourselves by telephoning the venues. Venue contacts are listed following the gig listings.


May offers some great jazz throughout the county.  As well as our presentation of the superb Alex Hitchcock quintet (12), you can hear brilliant saxophony from Mike Fletcher (17, Oswestry with his Anglo-Spanish group), Chris Young (18, Craven Arms with Elliott Sansom), Alan Barnes (18,19, Bridgnorth) and Sam Rapley (20, Bridgnorth with the excellent Misha Mullov-Abbado band featuring Ludlow’s Liam Dunachie). Other standouts include singer Tina May with an all-star band (18, Bridgnorth), and guitar duo Maciek Pysz and Gianluca Corona (25, Oswestry). Thanks to the hard-working promoters of these and all other Shropshire gigs. 


Tuesday 8
Vintage Jazz Revival
Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

Wednesday 9

The Dragon Band
Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526

Hannah Lockerman Band
Housman’s, Church Stretton, 8pm, free

Friday 11

Simon Deeley and the Blue Haze Quartet
Aardvark Books, Brampton Bryan, 7.30pm, £10

Geoff James Trio
In Good Hands Café, Shrewsbury, 8pm, donations

Saturday 12

SJN GIG OF THE MONTH: ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET: Alex Hitchcock (tenor sax), James Copus (trumpet), Will Barry (piano), Joe Downard (bass), Jay Davis (drums)
The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury, 8pm, £16 Under 22’s £8. Tickets from The Hive 01743 234970 or http://www.hiveonline.org.uk; Pengwern Books 01743 232236
Alex Hitchcock, “a fantastic young talent” (Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM) leads some of the UK’s most distinctive new players.  Alex combines the technical mastery now taken for granted with an enquiring mind as player/composer and a warm way with an audience.  James Copus’ beautiful brassy sound projects an original conception and the rhythm team seems able to do it all. (Will Barry has just been named Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year). The music will range from classic jazz tunes to attractive originals and will be thrillingly played.

Shakatak
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 8pm, £20 (£17)

Sunday 13

Local Quintet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues
The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 12.30 – 3pm, free (drinks, light meals and Sunday lunch available)

Chicago Swing Katz with special guest Nick Wiltshire on keyboards.
The Wild Pig, Shrewsbury, 8.00pm - 10.00pm. £6 entrance.


Monday 14
Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams
Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

Tuesday 15
Vintage Jazz Revival
Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

Wednesday 16
The Dragon Band
Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526


Thursday 17
Mike Fletcher International Quartet: Mike Fletcher (alto sax), Albert Cirera (tenor sax), Olie Brice (bass), Ramon Prats (drums)
Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, 8pm, £10 (advance - 20 only), door £13, under 16 £5

Friday 18

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Celebrating Cole Porter with Tina May (vocals), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Alan Barnes (saxophones), Roy Williams (trombone), Julian Stringle (clarinet), Craig Milverton (piano), Erika Lyons (bass), Nick Millward (drums)
The Down Inn, Bridgnorth, £17.50, 8pm.  Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Chris Young Quartet: Chris Young (saxophone), Elliott Sansom (piano), Ben Muirhead (bass), Jim Bashford (drums)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, 8.30pm, £12 (dinner £8 from 7.15) Advance tickets and information 01588 676060,

Saturday 19

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: The Jazz Trail
Janice Day (vocals) and Nils Solberg (guitar)
Bamboo Wine Bar, 11am-12.30pm
Enrico Tomasso (trumpet) and Martin Litton (piano)
The Black Boy Inn, 12pm-1.30pm
Carole Westwood (vocals) and John Evans (piano)
The White Lion Inn, 1.00-2.30pm
Tribute to George Shearing: Paul Sawtell (vibes), Liam Dunachie (piano), Any Mackenzie (guitar), Erika Lyons (bas), Nick Millward (drums)
Tanner’s Wine Shop, 2.00-3.15pm
Tina May (vocals) and Craig Milverton (piano)
The White Lion Inn, 3.15-4.30pm
All Star Jam Session: Alan Barnes (reeds), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Martin Litton (piano), Roy Williams (trombone), Julian Stringle (clarinet), Erika Lyons (bass), Nick Millward (drums) + guests
The Shakespeare Inn, 4.30-6.00pm
£15 admits to all above shows. Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Pancake Band/Totally Stu’d featuring Stuart Spiers and Stuart Goodhew
In Good Hands Café, Shrewsbury, 8pm, donations

Sunday 20

Bridgnorth Jazz Festival: Misha Mullov-Abbado Quartet:  Misha Mullov-Abbado (bass), Sam Rapley (tenor sax), Liam Dunachie (piano), Scott Chapman (drums)
The Swan at Knowle Sands,12.30pm, £10.  Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Severnside Jazz Band
Wild Pig (formerly Brooklands Hotel), Shrewsbury, 8pm, £6

Marla Dixon (from US) band
Albrighton Sports and Social Club, 1pm, £5


Monday 21
Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams
Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

Tuesday 22
Vintage Jazz Revival
Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

Wednesday 23
The Dragon Band
Horse and Jockey, Chirbury Road, Churchstoke, Montgomery SY15 6AE, 8pm, free (donations welcome) 01588 620060 band 01686 668526


Friday 25

Maciek Psyz and Gianluca Corona (guitars)
Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, 8pm, £10 (advance - 20 only), door £13, under 16 £5

Dinner Jazz: Local Quartet playing jazz standards, bossas and blues
The Cliffe at Dinham, Ludlow, 8pm, free

Golden Lion Jazz Jam
Golden Lion, Four Crosses, Llandysilio, 8.30pm, free.  Come and play

Monday 28
Hoot Jazz workshop with John Williams
Quakers’ Hall, Coton Hill, Shrewsbury, 7pm - 9pm, £12

Tuesday 29
Vintage Jazz Revival
Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free

Thursday 31
Hales Street Stompers
Red Lion, Great Hales St, Market Drayton, 8.30pm, free


VENUE;S


North Shropshire
Hermon Chapel Arts Centre, Chapel Street, Oswestry SY11 1LF, 01691 662196
Willow Gallery, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry SY11 1AD, 07773 720425

Mid Shropshire
Alington Hall, Shrewsbury School, Kingsland, Shrewsbury, 01743 280810
Rose and Crown, Ludlow, 8.30pm, free
Ashton Hall, Shrewsbury School,Kingsland, Shrewsbury, 01743 280810
The Bolt Hole, Leasowes Bank Farm, Ratlinghope, nr Shrewsbury, SY5 0SW, 01743 790903
The Wild Pig, Brooklands, Mill Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JL
Four Crosses Inn, Holyhead Road, Bicton, Shrewsbury, 01743 850258
Henry Tudor House, Barracks Passage, Shrewsbury, SY1 1XA, 01743 361666
Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School, Kingsland, Shrewsbury 01743 280810
Shrewsbury Coffee House, 5 Castle Gates, SY1 2AE. 01743 242610
The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury, 01743 234970
Theatre Severn, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, 01743 281281
The Wightman Theatre, 14a The Square, Shrewsbury, 01743 290704
 

South Shropshire
Assembly Rooms, Mill Street, Ludlow 01584 878141
The Coach House, 46, Hospital St, Bridgnorth WV15 5AL
Edge Arts Centre, William Brookes School, Much Wenlock, 01952 728509
Housman’s, 27 High Street, Church Stretton. 01694 724441
The Old Castle, 10/11, West Castle St., Bridgnorth, 01746 763424
The Swan Inn, Knowle Sands, Bridgnorth, 01746 763424
Three Tuns, Salop Street, Bishop’s Castle.      01686 668675
White Lion Inn, West Castle St, Bridgnorth, 01746 763902
 

Telford & Wrekin
Albrighton Sports & Social Club, Cross Road, Albrighton. WV7 3QT Tel: 07947 668750

The Place, Oakengates Theatre, Tickets: 01746 765737 or 07710 242446; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Limes Walk, Oakengates, Telford 01952 38238252 382382


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