Friday, 12 May 2017
Jazz at Swaledale Festival, 27th May - June 10th
The annual Swaledale Festival runs from 27th May until 10th June, with a diverse programme of events. The 2017 edition marks the 10th festival run by Malcolm Creese, renowned double bassist. This year's programme is wonderfully diverse, with something for everyone. Here's a preview of the jazz events to look forward to...
VIMALA ROWE AND JOHN ETHERIDGE
Stellar jazz singer Vimala Rowe will be appearing at Swaledale Festival for the first time this year. Partnered by the gifted and versatile guitarist John Etheridge, Vimala’s sophisticated and soulful vocals will be heard in the Cloister Room at Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn at 22:00 on Wednesday 7 June.
Tickets are £15 for adults and £3 for under 25s.
NORTHERN MONKEY BRASS BAND
The massively funky brass and drum band from the North-East makes its first Swaledale Festival appearance at 19:30 on Monday 29 May in the delightful church of St. Oswald’s in Askrigg. The programme will include specially written pieces as well as classics from the New Orleans brass band tradition.
Tickets are £16 for adults and £3 for under 25s.
NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA
As part of this year’s Swaledale Festival, NYJO will perform a special concert in Richmond’s newly-refurbished Influence Church (formerly the Zetland Cinema) at 19:30 on Monday 5 June. Directed by Mark Armstrong, the band will perform classics from the Big Band era alongside brand new compositions.
Tickets are £18 for adults and £3 for under 25s.
Tickets for all of these events can be purchased at www.swalefest.org