Friday 21 April 2017

Ilkley Jazz Festival 2017

                                             Ian Shaw (Photo  Credit: Gerhard Richter)

Ilkley Jazz Festival will get underway again this August for the 4th time, run by the very hard-working Beverley Beirne and Mark Beirne-Smith. This year, it will take place between 16th and 20th August and is looking to be bigger and better than ever.

Renowned vocalist Ian Shaw will headline, with a special performance at the Winter Gardens on August 18th performing material from his latest album, Theory of Joy. Shaw is internationally regarded as one of the leading jazz voices and is also recognised for his humanitarian work supporting refugees.

Fans of vocal jazz won't just have Ian to keep them satisfied; Zoe Gilby opens the festival on 16th August Beverley Beirne sings Carmichael on 19th August and Julie Edwards performs on 17th.

There's a whole host of other performances including pop-up sets from Backchat Brass, the wonderfully inventive Treppenwitz at Friends of Ham, a new quartet led by James Mainwaring and the Jamie Brownfield Quintet plus lots more.

To find out more about the schedule as well as the educational events on offer, visit the Ilkley Jazz Festival website.

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