Tuesday 12 March 2013

Venue Profile: Sheffield Jazz

Paul Booth Friday 15 March

Website www.sheffieldjazz.org.uk
Where?  Millennium Hall, Polish Catholic Centre, 520 Ecclesall Rd, S11 8PY (gigs start 8.30pm)

Crucible Studio, Tudor Square Sheffield S1 1DA (gigs start 7.45pm)

When? Most Fridays, in two seasons. Autumn season - mid-Sept. to mid-Dec. and Spring season - mid-Jan. to early June.

How much? Full £14-15, Concessions £11-12, Students (with NUS card) £7, 15 – 17 year olds £2, Under 15s FREE 

What kind of jazz? Their approach is to "bring the very best of British and international Jazz to sheffield, and to support up-and-coming musicians as well as established stars. From hard-swinging post-bop to Art Pepper influenced melodic jazz to contemporary jazz, new compositions, latin jazz and a new wave of young bands."

Who runs the night? Sheffield Jazz includes Jude Sacker, Paul Thomas and Jez Matthews

Millennium Hall is a friendly venue which has comfortable seating for up to 150 people, small tables and a bar. We have a good Yamaha upright piano and PA.

The Crucible Studio is an intimate theatre ‘in the round’ with a Steinway Grand and holds up to 400 people.

The Jazz at The Lescar Hotel is in a pleasant room seating up to 80 people with lighting, PA, and access to a good bar.

Sheffield Jazz is a charity which provides opportunities for people from all backgrounds in Sheffield and the surrounding region to hear some of the best and the newest jazz available. Sheffield Jazz (and its predecessor, Hurlfield Jazz) has been operating for over 30 years. Until 2008, when it became a company limited by guarantee, it was a purely informal voluntary organisation. We still rely on a small army of volunteers but we now have the additional stability and security which company status provides and during 2009 Sheffield Jazz also achieved charitable status (Registered Charity Number 1130936). Due to the retirement of The Lescar’s founder and lead person, Chris Walker, Sheffield Jazz was invited by him to take over in January 2013 the running of the Lescar club alongside our own gigs at the Millennium Hall and the Crucible Studio. This represents a major opportunity to present the Sheffield public with a better co-ordinated and more coherent jazz programme.

Upcoming Highlights - 

Friday 15 March – Paul Booth Quintet

 Friday 22 March – Get The Blessing

Friday 12 April – Troyka

Friday 19 April – Soweto Kinch Trio

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