Friday 11 April 2014

Jazz at Swaledale Festival, 24th May-7th June

                                                        Martin Taylor (photo:

The 2014 Swaledale Festival programme has been announced, with arts, music and poetry events running from May 25th until June 7th.

Among the many music events scheduled for this year, there will be two jazz acts  - Brass Jaw and Martin Taylor.

From their press release

Glasgow-based four-piece Brass Jaw has recently made waves at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam and the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York. Working without a traditional rhythm section, Brass Jaw has established a name for drive and charisma, and for venturing into new musical territories. Brass Jaw performs at 7:30 on Monday, 26 May.

Martin Taylor, described by Pat Metheny as "one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument" closes the 2014 Swaledale Festival at 7:30 on Saturday 7 June, when he appears with Martin Simpson, one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.
The Swaledale Festival runs from 24 May to 7 June. There are 60-odd events, including classical music, folk, jazz, talks, poetry readings and guided walks. Events are individually ticketed, and take place in dozens of venues in the beautiful North Yorkshire dales. Details and tickets at or through the Festival Box Office (01748 880019, 10-4, Monday-Saturday).

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