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April 2018

Sunday                       

1 Acantha Lang          

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

1 Natalie Williams Soul Family (evening) Gary Williams (lunchtime)

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

1 The International Delta Six 

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

1 Ed Jones Quartet    

Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol

1 Kodian Trio 

Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne

1 Jazz Lads    

Saltburn Golf Club, Guisborough Road, Saltburn by the Sea

1 Bruno Heinen          

St Laurence Chapel, 21 St Lawrence Lane, Newton Abbot

1 Smokin' Spitfires    

Cluny, Lime Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

1 Ron Burnett 

Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds

1 Chris Rand  

The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk

Monday                       

2-5 Michel Legrand with Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra      

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

2 Jeff Williams           

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

Tuesday                      

3 Kristian Borring      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

3 Ginger Baker plus Pyjaen  

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

3 Derek Nash 

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

3 Ed Jones Quartet    

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

Wednesday                 

4 The Polo Sticks      

The Spice of Life, 6 Moor Street, London W1

4 Eyolf Dale   

King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1

4 Sun Ra Arkestra     

Town Hall, Victoria Square, Birmingham

4 Federico Albanese

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

4 The Cloggz  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

4 Bruno Heinen          

Flute and Tankard, 4 Windsor Place, Cardiff

Thursday                     

5 Jeremy McMurray and the Pocket Jazz Orchestra

ARC, Dovecote Street, Stockton on Tees

5 Camilla George Quartet      

Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham

5-6 Gregory Porter     

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

5 Alan Barnes and David Newton      

Boldron Village Hall, Barnard Castle

5 Jeremy Stacey       

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

5 Wild Card feat Graeme Flowers and Annabel Williams     

Opera, 3 Pepper Street, Chester

Friday              

6-7 Omar Hakim and Rachel Z Oz Experience         

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

6 Stephanie Mair Quartet       

Zedels, 20 Sherwood Street, London W1

6 James Birkett and Bradley Johnston         

Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne

6 Treppenwitz

JATP Jazz, Glyde House, Bradford

6 Stanley Jordan and Christian Galvez        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

6 Lizz Wright  

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1
Lizz Wright may have moved to more soul-folk territory on her latest album Grace, but in live performance her deep jazz roots and gospel upbringing can create some of the more heart wrenchingly emotional singing you’re ever likely to hear. This showing at this hallowed London hall is almost certainly going to be an unmissable and ecstatically uplifting occasion.

6 Yazz Ahmed plus Leifur James      

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

6 Gateshead International Jazz Festival: Portico Quartet, Chris Barber Big Band, Sun Ra Arkestra and more     

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

6 Camilla George Quartet      

Central Bay Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1

6 YolanDa Brown       

Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without, Alnwick

6 Alan Barnes and David Newton      

Newbiggin & District Association, Newbiggin, Teesdale

6 Jeff Williams           

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

6 Dave Lewis 1 Up     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Saturday                     

7 Savannah Jazz Band          

St Augustine's Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington

7 GIJF: Norma Winstone, Ruby Turner, Chris Sharkey and more    

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

7 Dick Oatts   

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

7 Colin Steele Quintet

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

7 Wayne Hernandez   

Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, London SW16

7 Mia Webb and Roy Willis    

New Ship Inn, 403 Sunderland Road, Cleadon

7 Janette Mason        

Jazz Cafe POSK, 238 - 246 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6

7 Gilad Atzmon          

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Sunday                       

8 The Pasadena Roof Orchestra       

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol

8 Ray Dales   

Quakerhouse, Mechanic's Yard, Darlington

8 Daniel          

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

8 Kristian Borring      

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester

8 Nordanians 

Zeffirellis, Compston Road, Ambleside

8 GIJF: Arve Henriksen, Georgie Fame with Guy Barker Big Band and more

Sage Gateshead, St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead

8 Taylor Haskins plus Gnosis (evening) Joanna Eden (lunchtime) 

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

8 Mary Pearce (lunchtime)    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

8 Jon Shenoy 

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds


Monday                       

9 Freedom      

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

9 Maniere Des Bohemiens    

Beeston Library, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham

9 James Ulmer Odyssey Trio

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

9 Dorie Jackson plus Luke Brighty   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Tuesday                      

10-11 Marcus Stringle Twi-Life          

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

10 Janette Mason      

Matt & Phred's Jazz Club, 64 Tib Street, Manchester

10 Preservation Hall Jazz Band        

Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London N1

10 Maniere Des Bohemiens  

Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Nottinghamshire

10 Liane Carroll and Brian Kellock   

Nairn Community and Arts Centre, King Street, Nairn

10 BBC Big Band       

Darlington Hippodrome, Parkgate, Darlington

10 Laurence Hobgood Trio    

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

10 Meg Morley plus Jazz from the Royal Academy of Music

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

10 Rob Luft     

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

Wednesday                 

11 The Matthew Read Trio     

SpeakeasyTorquay, Torbay, Devon

11 Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

Powerfully melodic saxophonist Tori Freestone joins imaginative pianist Alcyona Mick to perform material from their new duo record Criss Cross. The pair fuse their individual and distinctive styles to impressive effect – a great combination of compelling improv and strong melodies.

11 Maniere Des Bohemiens  

Southwell Library, The Bramley Centre, King Street, Southwall

11 Janette Mason      

Old Cinema Launderette, 38 Sunderland Road, Durham

11-12 Sheila Jordan  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

11 Martin Shaw and Mark Nightingale Quintet          

The Pavillion, Guildford Rugby Club, Guildford Road, Godalming

11 Tony Kofi   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Thursday                     

12 Julian Siegel Quartet        

Cambridge Modern Jazz, Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge

12 Keyon Harrold plus Camilla George Quartet       

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

12 Maniere Des Bohemiens  

West Bridgford Library, Bridgford Road, Nottingham

12 Janette Mason      

The Jazz Bar, 1A Chambers Street, Edinburgh

12 Minnie Fraser        

Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne

12 Jeff Williams         

Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham

12-13 Cameron Graves         

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

12 Christian Garrick  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Friday              

13 Ed Jones Quartet  

The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham

13 Kristian Borring    

Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield Sports Club, College Grove, Eastmoor Road

13 Gavin Barras' The Family Tree    

Jazz Café, 25 Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne

13 Thomas Gould, Kristjan Randalu and Stephan Braun     

King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1

13 Clare Teal Trio      

Gala Theatre and Cinema, Millenium Place, Durham

13 Keyon Harrold       

Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton

13 Jazz Jamaica        

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1

13 Janette Mason      

Lochgelly Centre, Bank Street, Lochgelly

13 Embodied Hope Quartet   

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road,Sheffield

Saturday                     

14 Aubrey Logan       

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

14 Janette Mason      

The Blue Arrow, 323 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

14 New Focus Quartet           

St James Scottish Episcopal Church, 11A St John's Place, Edinburgh

14 Julian Siegel Quartet        

The Hive, 5 Belmont, Shrewsbury

14 Ed Jones   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Sunday                       

15 Bruno Heinen        

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

15 Laurence Cottle Big Band (evening) The Jive Aces (lunchtime) 

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

15 Julian Siegel Quartet        

Hen and Chicken, 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol

15 The Savannah Jazz Band 

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

15 The Don Paterson Situation          

Merchants House, West George Street, Glasgow

15 Wayne Rex and Dave Jackson    

Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2

15 Giles Strong Quartet         

Black Bull, Bridge Street, Blaydon

15 Earl Okin   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

15 Alain Brenzikofer's Tonejuice Sextet       

Inkwell, 31 Potternewton Lane, Leeds

15 Atila           

The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk


Monday                       

16 Calum Gourlay's Big Band

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

16-17 Jakob Bro, Thomas Morgan and Joey Baron  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

16-17 Pat Martino Trio

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

Tuesday                      

17 Gala Big Band       

Gala Theatre and Cinema, Millenium Place, Durham

17 Alyn Cosker Group           

An Tobar, Argyll Terrace, Tobermory, Isle of Mull

17 Bryan Corbett        

The Jam House, 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham

17 Julian Marc Stringle         

Watermill Jazz, Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking

17 Bruno Heinen        

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

Wednesday                 

18 Where Pathways Meet      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

18-19 Avishai Cohen Quartet

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

18 Paul Moran

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Thursday                     

19 Sons of Kemet      

Total Refreshment Centre, 2 Foulden Road, London N16

19 Nick Smart

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol

19 Hugh Ockendon Trio         

Eltham Warren Golf Club, Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9

19 Alyn Cosker Group

Blue Lamp, 121 Gallowgate, Aberdeen

19 Dominic J Marshall Trio   

Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, High Street, Arnold, Nottingham

19 John East  

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

19 Tom Ridout

Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Road, Leeds

Friday              

20 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road,Sheffield

Revered British saxophonist Speake launches his luminous new album, Intention (Ubuntu Music), on the first of 10 dates this month with a band featuring former Bad Plus pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Fred Thomas and drummer James Maddren. Speake’s originals explore a wide range of influences, from John Scofield and Eddie Harris style-grooves, modern takes on Charlie Parker and highly personal themes inspired by Wayne W Dyer’s book The Power of Intention.  



20 Zoe Rahman          

Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames

20 Jim Bashford's Construction        

Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham

20 The Plimp Souls   

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

20-21 Dr Lonnie Smith Trio    

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

20 Mick Shoulder Quintet      

Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

20-21 Ray Gelato and the Giants      

Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, Streatham, London SW16

20 Bootleg Eric Band 

Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield Sports Club, College Grove, Eastmoor Road

20 Remi Harris Trio   

Pizza Express, Brindley Place, Broad Street, Birmingham

20 Submotion Orchestra       

Boiler Shop, South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

20 Alyn Cosker Group           

Beacon Custom House Quay, Greenock

20 Emma Fisk and James Birkett     

Gala Theatre and Cinema, Millenium Place, Durham

20 Alice Grace Quartet          

Ushaw College, Durham

20 Evan Parker          

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol

20 Frank Griffith with Ted Newton     

St Francis Church, Overslade Close, Northants

20 Wayne Hernandez 

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

20 Psappha with Mike Walker           

The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester

 

20 Juliet Kelly

The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, London N16

20-22 The Drawtones 

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

20 Kristian Borring    

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Saturday                     

21 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

The Verdict, 159 Edward Street, Brighton

21 Nick Pride and The Pimptones     

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

21 Alyn Cosker Group           

Eyemouth Hippodrome, Harbour Road, Eyemouth

21 Benn Clatworthy   

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Sunday                       

22 Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion (evening) Tammy Weis (lunchtime)      

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

22 Kevin Eland          

Quakerhouse, Mechanic's Yard, Darlington

22 Teduloca   

Globe, 11 Railway Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

22 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester

22 Zoe Francis with Jim Mullen        

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW


Monday                       

23 Mathias Eick Quintet        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

23 Cygnus Flare        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

23 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham

23 Ariwo plus Soundspecies

Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, London EC2

Tuesday                      

24 Art Themen

The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford

24-25 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet 

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

24-25 The Count Basie Orchestra     

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

24 Maine Street Jazzmen      

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

24 Dan Reinstein plus Dill Katz         

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

24 Alex Hitchcock Quintet     

St Ives Jazz Club, Western Hotel, Royal Square, St Ives

Thursday                     

26 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol

26 Vein Trio   

Cambridge Modern Jazz, Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Lane, Cambridge

26 Julian Siegel Quartet        

Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham

26-27 Charnett Moffett Quartet           

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

26 Tees Valley Jazzmen       

No.1 Market Place, Market Place, Bishop Auckland

26-28   Eddie Henderson Quartet      

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

26-28   Alexander Hawkins   

Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin Street, London E8

26 Taupe        

York Tavern, 1 Leicester Street, Norwich

26 Strictly Smokin' Big Band 

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

26 Jeff Williams         

The Cellar Club, High Street, Hemel Hempstead

26 Gabor Juhasz       

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Friday              

27 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading

27 Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet          

CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham

A recent winner of Modern Drummer Magazine’s Best Jazz Drummer for 2017, this is the first of two chances (see 28 April below) to catch the astonishing Guiliana – here playing hook-laden originals from his latest album, Jeresey, with his all-acoustic band.

 

27 Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet           

1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

27 Samara     

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

27 Perpetual Motion Machine

Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield Sports Club, College Grove, Eastmoor Road

27 Vein Trio   

Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road,Sheffield

27 Snake Davis and Jess Gillam      

NCEM, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York

Saturday                     

28 Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet          

Turner Sims, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton

28 Nubya Garcia        

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

28 Brandon Allen       

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

Sunday                       

29 Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet      

The Cinnamon Club, The Bowdon Rooms, The Firs, Altrincham

29-30 Ambrose Akinmusire   

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, London W1

Trumpet star Ambrose Akinmusire returns to the UK to perform alongside pianist Sam Harris, bassist Harish Raghava and drummer Justin Brown. Having recently released his double album A Rift in Decorum: Live in the Village Vanguard, Akinmusire will be bringing his ever-evolving but always sublime tone and technique to the Soho club.

29 Remi Harris Trio (evening) Gareth Lockrane Big Band (lunchtime)        

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

29 Dana Gillespie (evening) Dawson Miller Memorial Concert (lunchtime) 

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

29 Harry Greene        

The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Suffolk

Monday                       

30 John Donaldson    

606 Club, 90 Lots Road, London SW10

30 Ray Blue Quartet  

Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, London W1

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