Friday 29 May 2015

Cleethorpes Jazz Festival, 26-28th June

                                                                      John Ellis Trio

The annual Cleethorpes Jazz Festival takes place next month, between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th of June. A celebration of British jazz, the festival features an array of groups across the weekend, programmed by the tireless festival director and year-round jazz promoter, Gill Wilde.

Opening the festival on Friday evening, vocalist Sarah Gillespie brings her Life of Bessie Smith show featuring LCoM alumnus Eddie Hick on drums. Pianist Dave Newton brings his trio with Matt Skelton and Tom Farmer to play music from the movies, also on Friday. Jazz North's Northern Line ambassadors John Ellis Trio from Manchester appear on Saturday and there's a chance to see the well-respected Doncaster Youth Swing Orchestra with guest soloist Dennis Rollins. And of course, what festival would be complete with at least one appearance by Alan Barnes and Sunday brings two; a duo with Karen Street then later with his octet.

Visit the Cleethorpes Jazz Festival website for full programme info and details on buying tickets.

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