JAZZ from some of the very best regional and UK artists will set Cleethorpes alive later this month.
York-based Grinny Grandad, in a pre-Glastonbury warm-up gig, and Leeds’ Pan Jumby are among the music masters to take to the stage.
A highlight of the 2017 Cleethorpes Jazz Festival will be the vast array of free fringe events springing up at resort venues – in addition to the main attractions at the Beachcomber Holiday Park.
Taking place over the weekend of June 23 to 25, the music extravaganza is brought to you by The Culture House, with funding from Arts Council England.
Organiser Charlotte Bowen said: “We have programmed leading national and regional musicians into a range of resort venues to perform live alongside the main programme at the Beachcomber.”
Weekend passes as well as day and evening tickets are available for the main programme, which features top UK artists including saxophonist Denys Baptiste, trumpeter and vocalist Jay Phelps and pianist Zoe Rahman.
At the main Beachcomber event, there will be upbeat vibes on Friday June 23, as steel-pan-led Leeds’ Pan Jumby combines modern jazz with contemporary calypso.
Saturday June 24 sees home-grown talent, both in the form of North East Lincolnshire’s Jazz Orchestra and a leading local band with a now-national reputation, The Pat McCarthy Quartet, take to the stage.
At the Beachcomber on Sunday audiences can enjoy the sounds of Sam Baker and Friends. Originally from Grimsby, Sam is now a student at Leeds College and Music. He is followed by Maja Bugge, a Norwegian cellist and composer now living in Lancaster. Continuing the programme on Sunday is Northern based contemporary jazz quartet, Firebird, before Zoe Rahman takes her seat.
Award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio then presents with her quartet jazz and Latin standards alongside originals co-written with double Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent, from their new release Songbook.
Sunday’s headliners are British jazz stalwarts, saxophonist Alan Barnes and pianist Dave Newton, also joined by inimitable UK bass player Dave Green and drummer Matt Skelton who together will cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea.
Weekend passes are £60, with separate tickets to Steve Walker’s Big Swing Band at £17.50. Friday evening tickets £23, Saturday day-time tickets £20 and Sunday tickets £27. Family Jazz All Stars £5 or £18 for a family ticket admitting up to four people.
Meanwhile at the fringe events York-based Grinny Grandad will play breaks, swing and ghetto-funk in their pre-Glastonbury appearance, on Friday, June 23 at the resort’s Moon on the Water.
Free fringe performances include Jay Phelps’ funky trio The Get Down (Friday, 7pm) and Firebird Quartet (Sunday, 5pm) playing at Tale of Two, Latin jazz trio Lyn Acton and Friends playing at Kingsway Kiosk (Saturday, 1.30pm) and jazz funk trio The Wild Strawberries on stage at Society (Saturday, 7pm).
To find out more and to book, visit www.theculturehouse.co.uk
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
Event contact: The Culture House