Scarborough Jazz

May - August 2017

Music starts at 8.45pm.

Weds 3rd May | 8.45 pm | 4 on the door

Derrick Harris

We kick off our summer programme with guitarist Derek Harris, described by American jazz critic Scott Yanow as “an excellent jazz guitarist, inspired by the likes of Wes Montgomery and Grant Green but with a sound of his own.”

With Andy Cholerton (keyboards), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

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Weds 10th May | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Unkempt

Back by popular demand (back anyway), Unkempt get the joint jumping with the sax-led madness of Dave Kemp playing an exhilarating mix of jazz, blues and funk.

With Mark Gordon (keyboards), Chris Lea (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums).

Weds 17th May | 8.45 pm | 4 on the door

Matt Ball

Trombonist Matt’s musical collaborations range all the way from Atomic Kitten through Motown legends to the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. His warm, swinging trombone and soulful vocals are accompanied by Mark Gordon (keyboards), Bob Walker (bass) and Tom Townsend (drums). 

Weds 24th May | 8.45 pm | 12 on the door (£10 in advance*)

Alan Barnes/Dave Newton Quartet

This is Mike Gordon's big birthday celebration so h's sponsoring this very special quartet. The incomparable Alan Barnes will be playing saxes and clarinet with a dream rhythm section comprising Dave Newton, voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the thirteenth time in 2014, bassist Dave Green, who has regularly backed visiting US stars at Ronnie Scott's including Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Sonny Rollins, and amazing drummer Sebastian De Krom.

When Alan was last at the Cask we were turning people away so get your tickets early. "Be there or be square", as they used to say.

Weds 31st May | 8.45 pm | 6 on the door

The Mark Chandler/Kev Holbrough Quintet

Mark on trumpet and flugelhorn and Kev on trombone lead a quintet that features five jazz musicians who are all lecturers at Leeds College of Music. Individually they hold an impressive discography of performances and recordings spanning not only jazz but a variety of musical genres.

The quintet performs music from the groups of Bobby Shew, JJ Johnson, Curtis Fuller, Tom Harrell, with their own twist on these compositions, plus original contemporary compositions. An ensemble with a strong foot in the tradition alongside a distinctly forward looking approach to jazz.

With Jamil Sheriff (piano), Gary Jackson (bass) and Dave Walsh (drums).

Weds 7th June | 8.45 pm | 5 on the door

Kate Peters & Ian Chalk

Kate’s jazz vocal talents make her a pleasure to listen to whether on lilting ballads or up-tempo swinging tunes, accompanied by the fluent improvisation of her long standing musical partner Ian Chalk on trumpet.

With the Mike Gordon trio.

Weds 14th June | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Jim Corry

Jim is a widely recognised and respected player on all the saxophones who is equally at home with the funk and acid jazz of Jamiroquai and with international jazz festivals like Montreux, Cork and Scarborough. Described by The Guardian as "soulful saxophone, hot stuff!"

With MG3.

Weds 21st June | 8.45pm | 6 on the door

Artephis

Artephis is a contemporary jazz quintet comprising musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music.  Since its formation in 2014 Artephis has been distilling influences including the Miles Davis and Christian Scott Quintets, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote and Pat Metheny, refining an eclectic sound that takes a jazz quintet line-up in innovative directions through original compositions and arrangements.

They are Aaron Wood (trumpet/flugelhorn) James Girling (guitar), Ali Roocroft (piano), Alasdair Simpson (bass guitar) and Matt Brown (drums).

Weds 28th June`| 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Will Howard

After his debut at the club last year, saxophonist Will returns. One of the most inventive jazz musicians in the North, ‘Howard’s timing, sound, everything about him mark him out as a generous talent’ (Bebop Spoken Here).

MG3 with Mark Gordon on the piano.

Weds 5th July | 8.45pm | 6 on the door

Jam Experiment

Jam Experiment is a young jazz quintet who opened last year's festival with a blast and won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces Scheme shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll.

The line-up includes saxophonist Alexander Bone (winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award and Rising Star in the 2016 British Jazz Awards), with Rory Ingham (trombone), Toby Comeau (keyboard), Joe Lee (bass) and Jonny Mansfield (drums). All band members write for the band and contribute musical ideas equally, creating a beautifully varied set of music and a very individual, cool and funky sound.

This gig is part of their 30-date UK Album Launch Tour 2017.

Weds 12th July | 8.45pm | 5 on the door

Martin Jones & Matt Smith

Martin is a trumpet player with immense technique and many years experience in all styles who has played with the likes of Kenny Wheeler and Andy Shepherd. Saxophonist Matt Smith has been described as "a budding jazz star who will surely follow in the footsteps of Snake Davis with his soul-jazz style."

A humdinger of a front line, with Mike Gordon trio.

Weds 19th July | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Frank Brooker

Frank’s rich mellow tone, melodic mastery, relaxed swing on tenor sax and clarinet, and polished vocals, always ensure a warm welcome at the club.

With MG3.

Weds 26th July | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Jamie Taylor

One of the UK's leading jazz guitarists and teachers, Jamie Taylor has drawn praise from top critics: "An alternative perspective on the blues legacy taking in elements of swing, bop, and funk. It's clever, engaging stuff." (Jazzwise). "Jamie Taylor's edgy fusion guitar burns through." (The Guardian).

With MG3

Weds 2nd August | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Tina Featherstone

Talented Clarinet and tenor sax player Tina is a regular performer for us and other jazz clubs across Yorkshire, playing a mix of swinging standards and original material.

With MG3.

Weds 9th August | 8.45pm | 7 on the door (£6 in advance*)

Julie Edwards/Kevin Dearden Quartet

Vocalist Julie Edwards teamed up with guitarist Kevin Dearden seventeen years ago, since when they have played hundreds of venues and festivals and have produced three albums. "A 'sassy' singer who just oozes class and talent".

With Kevin Dearden on bass, Tim Franks on drums and Ed Barnwell on keys.

Weds 16th August | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Kyran Matthews

This is Kyran's first appearance at the club. He was the first saxophonist studying at the Royal Northern College of Music to win both the Gold Medal and Concerto competitions, since when he has been playing throughout the UK, South Africa and Europe, touring with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Beats n' Pieces Big Band and several self-led projects.

With MG3.

Weds 23rd August | 8.45pm | 4 on the door

Pete Lyons

Another regular favourite at the club, Pete is known for his smooth but gutsy tenor sax playing. An integral part of the Sheffield jazz scene for over thirty years, he's in the process of moving to London so catch him while you can.

With MG3.

Weds 30th August | 8.45pm | 5 on the door

John Settle & Stuart MacDonald

This is a nice combination. John and Stuart both play with the New York Brass Band - John plays vibes in a percussive and relaxing way and Stuart is well known at the club for his consummate saxophone playing, melodic or super-charged.

With MG3.

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May - August 2017

Weds 3rd May
Derrick Harris

Weds 10th May
Unkempt

Weds 17th May
Matt Ball

Weds 24th May
Alan Barnes/Dave Newton Quartet

Weds 31st May
The Mark Chandler/Kev Holbrough Quintet

Weds 7th June
Kate Peters & Ian Chalk

Weds 14th June
Jim Corry

Weds 21st June
Artephis

Weds 28th June
Will Howard

Weds 5th July
Jam Experiment

Weds 12th July
Martin Jones & Matt Smith

Weds 19th July
Frank Brooker

Weds 26th July
Jamie Taylor

Weds 2nd August
Tina Featherstone

Weds 9thy August
Julie Edwards/Kevin Dearden Quartet

Weds 16th August
Kyran Matthews

Weds 23rd August
Pete Lyons

Weds 30th August
John Settle & Stuart MacDonald

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* Advance tickets (when available) from The Cask, The Bookshelf on Victoria Road and Record Revivals, 20 Northway, Scarborough, YO11 1JL, telephone 01723 351983. Open Tue & Thu to Sat