Friday 29 July 2016

Lancaster Jazz Festival 2016

The full line up for this year's Lancaster Jazz Festival has been announced so it's time to take a look at the programme and plan who you're going to see between 16th and 18th September.

This year, the headline artist & artist in residence is the extraordinary saxophonist, Cath Roberts. On Saturday 17th, Cath will perform a specially commissioned, one-off performance in The Round. She will be joined by a core ensemble of close musical collaborators (Anton Hunter, Sam Andreae, Johnny Hunter and Seth Bennett AKA Sloth Racket) and augmenting with a number of exciting improvisers from around Europe.

The rest of the programme is as diverse and exciting as ever, cementing Lancaster Jazz Festival's reputation as a true supporter of original and improvised music. On Friday, Dee Byrne's Entropi performs and saxophonist Phil Meadows makes two appearances; first as a guest soloist with the LRGS Big Band and then with his own trio, SKINT.

As well as Cath Roberts commission, Saturday sees a number of performances - Craig Scott's Lobotomy, Let Spin, Nodha and ensemble selected to be part of this year's Jazz North Introduces scheme (to be announced soon!).

Sunday sees internationally renowned trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard perform with the brand new Inner City Music ensemble as part of Band on the Wall's Jazz Director Series. You can also hear solo cellist and Jazz North Northern Line artist Maja Bugge, Archipelago and Cath Roberts' duo with Anton Hunter, Ripsaw Catfish.

There's much more on offer than what we've listed above; check out Lancaster Jazz Festival website to find out more and to book tickets.

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